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Population in 2010: 472. Population change since 2000: +69.2%
Males: 203  (43.2%)
Females: 269  (56.8%)

Median resident age:  46.2 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 17056.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,359 (it was $35,417 in 2000)
Mexico:

$56,359
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,882

Mexico CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $131,219 (it was $66,400 in 2000)
Mexico:

$131,219
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $126,549; Detached houses: $126,549

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  • White alone - 464 (98.3%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.2%)

Races in Mexico detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mexico: 88.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (47.9%), Irish (17.1%), United States (9.3%), English (2.8%), French (2.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 420 feet

Land area: 0.74 square miles.

Population density: 636 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Mexico:

  • High school or higher: 83.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mexico CDP:

  • Never married: 7.3%
  • Now married: 70.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,531 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,514 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lancaster, PA (65.5 miles , pop. 56,348).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (94.0 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (122.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Port Royal borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Mifflintown borough, PA (1.7 miles ), Mifflin borough, PA (1.8 miles ), Thompsontown borough, PA (2.5 miles ), East Salem, PA (2.8 miles) , McAlisterville, PA (2.8 miles ), Wagner, PA (3.1 miles) , Alfarata, PA (3.1 miles) .

Latitude: 40.54 N, Longitude: 77.35 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 717

Mexico household income distribution Mexico home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Other services, except public administration (23%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Information (12%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Public administration (30%)
  • Finance and insurance (22%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (22%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (20%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Electricians (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (15%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Food processing workers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Mexico-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 14% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 46.8 miles away from the Mexico place center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/16/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.2 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mexico-area historical earthquake activity is below Pennsylvania state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 70.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.5 miles away from Mexico center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 23.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Juniata County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Mexico:

  • DAVITA - LEWISTOWN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; LEWISTOWN, PA)
  • SAFE HAVEN SKILLED SERVICES, LLC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; NEW BLOOMFIELD, PA)
  • LEWISTOWN HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 13 miles away; LEWISTOWN, PA)

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Amtrak station near Mexico:

  • 13 miles: LEWISTON (LEWISTOWN, HELEN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mexico:

  • Dickinson College (about 26 miles; Carlisle, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,340)
  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (about 31 miles; Harrisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Susquehanna University (about 32 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,187)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (about 32 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 43,065)
  • Messiah College (about 33 miles; Grantham, PA; FT enrollment: 2,732)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 35 miles; Shippensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,920)
  • Bucknell University (about 38 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,667)

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Notable location: Allen Grove Camp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cedar Spring Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Juniata County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 44.1. This is worse than average.
City:

44.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

13.6
U.S.:

9.6
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.32
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.52. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.52
U.S.:

9.39


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.3%

Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.9%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Mexico, PA

Mexico compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Mexico travel time to work - commute


Mexico mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (68%)
  • Wood (23%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Electricity (3%)

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Religion statistics for Mexico CDP (based on Juniata County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.17%
Here50.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaMennonite Church USAPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the Brethren
Adherents34.7%20.9%9.4%7.7%3.9%
Congregations32.0%13.3%8.0%9.3%5.3%
NameOld Order AmishBrethren in Christ ChurchAssemblies of GodConservative Baptist Association of AmericaOther
Adherents3.6%3.4%3.3%3.0%10.1%
Congregations8.0%1.3%2.7%2.7%17.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Juniata County:

4.76 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Juniata County:

6.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.4%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Juniata County:

13.6%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

3.95% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,197 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.95%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Mifflin County, PA  0.59% ($30,547 average AGI)
from Perry County, PA  0.52% ($28,383)
from Snyder County, PA  0.32% ($27,379)


4.42% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,505 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.42%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Mifflin County, PA  0.56% ($25,098 average AGI)
to Perry County, PA  0.56% ($28,784)
to Cumberland County, PA  0.43% ($26,513)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mexico:

  • WJUN (1220 AM; 1 kW; MEXICO, PA)
  • WIEZ (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WHP (580 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WKVA (920 AM; 1 kW; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: WVNW, INC.)
  • WHYL (960 AM; 5 kW; CARLISLE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mexico:

  • WJUN-FM (92.5 FM; MEXICO, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WQJU (107.1 FM; MIFFLINTOWN, PA; Owner: CENTRAL PA CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WJRC (90.9 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: SALT AND LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)
  • WQLV (98.9 FM; MILLERSBURG, PA; Owner: HEPCO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCHX (105.5 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: MIFFLIN COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVNW (96.7 FM; BURNHAM, PA; Owner: WVNW, INC.)
  • WBUS (93.7 FM; BOALSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WMRF-FM (95.7 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WBHV (103.1 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLAK (103.5 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WJAZ (91.7 FM; SUMMERDALE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. COMMWEALTH SYS. HGHR ED)
  • WRVV (97.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNK-FM (104.1 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W270AG (101.9 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WRBT (94.9 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJHT (107.9 FM; PORT MATILDA, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPSU-FM (91.5 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Mexico:

  • W12CA (Channel 12; ELLIOTTSBURG, PA; Owner: HEIRLOOM MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WITF-TV (Channel 33; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WHTM-TV (Channel 27; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: HARRISBURG TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHP-TV (Channel 21; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Mexico)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Old Route 22 0.6 Mi E Of (Lat: 40.535056 Lon: -77.342472), Overall height: 64 m, Call Sign: WPNB457
    Assigned Frequencies: 951.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/06/1996, Expiration Date: 08/01/2014
    Registrant: Phone: (717) 568-1380
  • Mexico PA 1, William Penn Highway (Lat: 40.540833 Lon: -77.329167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 77.7 m, Overall height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: WQIT464
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/08/2008, Expiration Date: 05/08/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/08/2009, Certifier: William Chastain
    Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • Old Route 22 0.6 Mi E Of (Lat: 40.535333 Lon: -77.342472), Overall height: 64 m, Call Sign: WLO862
    Assigned Frequencies: 944.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/17/1997, Expiration Date: 08/01/2014
    Registrant: Phone: (717) 473-9317

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA3EGB
    Grant Date: 04/11/1996, Expiration Date: 06/15/2005, Cancellation Date: 06/16/2007
    Registrant: Robert C Grening, Box 103, Mexico, PA 17056


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