Mocanaqua, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 646.
Males: 296  (45.9%)
Females: 350  (54.1%)
Median resident age:

45.9 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,332
Mocanaqua:

$51,332
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,944

Mocanaqua CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $125,700
Mocanaqua:

$125,700
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $151,535; detached houses: $161,342; townhouses or other attached units: $103,207; in 2-unit structures: $88,789; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $188,016; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $156,139; mobile homes: $38,057

Median gross rent in 2017: $706.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mocanaqua: 93.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.4%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Mocanaqua, PA (2010)
    • 60293.2%White alone
    • 162.5%Two or more races
    • 132.0%Hispanic
    • 60.9%Asian alone
    • 50.8%Black alone
    • 40.6%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Mocanaqua, Pennsylvania as of November 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mocanaqua is 307 to 1.


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Ancestries: Polish (38.2%), American (13.0%), Irish (9.8%), Italian (9.1%), German (8.1%), Slovak (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 558 feet

15 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe).

This place:

2.4%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,138 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $957 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (30.8 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (94.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Shickshinny borough, PA (1.0 miles ),
Glen Lyon, PA (2.0 miles ),
Wanamie, PA (2.4 miles ),
Foundryville, PA (2.6 miles ),
East Berwick, PA (2.6 miles ),
Nescopeck borough, PA (2.7 miles ),
Sheatown, PA (2.7 miles ),
New Columbus borough, PA (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 41.14 N, Longitude: 76.14 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Distribution of median household income in Mocanaqua, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Mocanaqua, PA in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 49.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.331. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.331
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 11.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.151. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.151
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

19.6

Tornado activity:

Mocanaqua-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 23% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 33.4 miles away from the Mocanaqua place center killed 2 people and injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 7/29/1976, a category F3 tornado 33.9 miles away from the place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mocanaqua-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% 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 56.4 miles away from Mocanaqua center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 215.0 miles away from Mocanaqua center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 222.4 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 56.7 miles away from Mocanaqua center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 262.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 262.5 miles away from Mocanaqua center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Luzerne County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Mocanaqua:

  • BERWICK HOSPITAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; BERWICK, PA)
  • BERWICK RETIREMENT VILLAGE NRS (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BERWICK, PA)
  • GUARDIAN ELDER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; NANTICOKE, PA)
  • BERWICK HOME HEALTH HOSPICE CA (Hospital, about 8 miles away; BERWICK, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE BERWICK (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; BERWICK, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE NANTICOKE (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; NANTICOKE, PA)
  • MERCY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; NANTICOKE, PA)

Operable nuclear power plants near Mocanaqua:

  • 9 miles: Susquehanna 1 and 2 in Berwick, PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mocanaqua:

  • Luzerne County Community College (about 9 miles; Nanticoke, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,724)
  • Wilkes University (about 15 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • King's College (about 16 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,392)
  • Misericordia University (about 17 miles; Dallas, PA; FT enrollment: 2,554)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 19 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)
  • University of Scranton (about 32 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 5,488)
  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 33 miles; Pottsville, PA; FT enrollment: 3,412)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Mocanaqua Volunteer Fire Company 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Turtle Creek (A), Black Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Luzerne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.2 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

56.6%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.8%
Whole state:

6.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Mocanaqua (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Mocanaqua Branch at 132 Main Street, branch established on 1923/04/06. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The

For population 15 years and over in Mocanaqua:

Marital status in Mocanaqua, PA
  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 51.8%
  • Separated: 5.5%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

For population 25 years and over in Mocanaqua:

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mocanaqua, PA (based on Luzerne County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic138,00075
Mainline Protestant31,734142
Evangelical Protestant12,502108
Other5,13417
Orthodox1,66712
Black Protestant1181
None131,763-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 65
Here:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 34
This county:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 96
This county:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 294
This county:

9.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Luzerne County:

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.4%
Pennsylvania:

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

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

3.38% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,072 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.38%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($200 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lackawanna County, PA  0.42% ($34,949 average AGI)
from Columbia County, PA  0.20% ($37,285)
from Schuylkill County, PA  0.14% ($35,492)


3.91% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,533 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.91%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($248 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lackawanna County, PA  0.39% ($42,725 average AGI)
to Columbia County, PA  0.22% ($37,469)
to Schuylkill County, PA  0.19% ($33,233)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mocanaqua:

  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNAK (730 AM; 1 kW; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: SEVEN-THIRTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WFBS (1280 AM; 1 kW; BERWICK, PA; Owner: FBS WIRELESS CORPORATION)
  • WITK (1550 AM; 10 kW; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ROBERT C. CORDARO, INC.)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mocanaqua:

  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WCWQ (93.7 FM; DALLAS, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKAB (103.5 FM; BERWICK, PA; Owner: 4M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAMT (103.1 FM; FREELAND, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W288BE (105.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGGY (101.3 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WRGN (88.1 FM; SWEET VALLEY, PA; Owner: GOSPEL MEDIA INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • W218AX (91.5 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: GOSPEL MEDIA INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WWDL-FM (104.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: LANE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Mocanaqua:

  • W68CE (Channel 68; SHICKSHINNY, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)
  • WBRE-TV (Channel 28; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WYOU (Channel 22; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • W07BV (Channel 7; WILKES-BARRE, ETC., PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • W67DE (Channel 67; NEWPORT, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)
  • W47AO (Channel 47; BERWICK, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)
  • WQPX (Channel 64; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: PAXSON SCRANTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • W19CI (Channel 19; BERWICK, PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 4.9mTotal length
  • $612,000Total costs
  • 1,758Total average daily traffic
  • 83Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,205Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Edward G Roach, 350 Salem Blvd (Lat: 41.123444 Lon: -76.146083), Type: 78.9, Overall height: 75.9 m, Registrant: Sba Towers, Inc, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670
  • Edward G Roach, 350 Salem Blvd (Lat: 41.123444 Lon: -76.146083), Type: 78.9, Overall height: 75.9 m, Registrant: Sba Properties, Inc., Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670
  • Edward G Roach, 350 Salem Blvd (Lat: 41.123444 Lon: -76.146083), Type: 78.9, Overall height: 75.9 m, Registrant: Sba Properties, Inc., Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670
  • Edward G Roach, 350 Salem Blvd (Lat: 41.123444 Lon: -76.146083), Type: 78.9, Structure height: 42079 m, Overall height: 75.9 m, Registrant: Sba Properties, LLC, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • MOCANAQUA SAD, Mocanaqua Sad Near Rr Mp Ha 706.40 (Lat: 41.141000 Lon: -76.140722), Type: Bant, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 3.5 m, Call Sign: WQWA434,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.475 MHz, Grant Date: 06/30/2015, Expiration Date: 06/30/2025, Certifier: Jerry R Celio, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • EPA0262, 350 Salem Blvd (Lat: 41.123444 Lon: -76.146083), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 75.9 m, Overall height: 78.9 m, Call Sign: WQSS906,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz... (+30 more), Grant Date: 11/08/2013, Expiration Date: 11/08/2023, Certifier: Christopher Pickard, Registrant: Peg Bandwidth, LLC, 5904 Stone Creek Drive, Suite 130, The Colony, TX 75056, Phone: (214) 937-6100, Fax: (214) 469-1580, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KC2BEF, Licensee ID: L01259871, Grant Date: 01/10/2017, Expiration Date: 03/23/2027, Registrant: Francisco Blanco, 102 Main St, Mocanaqua, PA 18655-1509
  • Call Sign: N3BWR, Licensee ID: L00450297, Grant Date: 01/23/2012, Expiration Date: 04/14/2022, Certifier: Louis S Trapane Iii, Registrant: Louis S Trapane Iii, 107 Italy St, Mocanaqua, PA 18655
  • Call Sign: KC3BAL, Licensee ID: L01803139, Grant Date: 07/23/2013, Expiration Date: 07/23/2023, Certifier: Christopher L Douthat, Registrant: Christopher L Douthat, 3 Hill St, Mocanaqua, PA 18655

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mocanaqua, PA
  • 62.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.5%Electricity
  • 7.1%Wood
  • 6.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.0%Coal or coke
  • 1.2%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mocanaqua, PA
  • 51.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 37.8%Electricity
  • 8.2%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Coal or coke


Mocanaqua compared to Pennsylvania state average:

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