Mount Carbon, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2019: 86 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.1%
 
Males: 43  (50.0%)
Females: 43  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

48.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip code: 17901

Estimated median household income in 2019: $47,110 (it was $34,688 in 2000)
Mount Carbon:

$47,110
PA:

$63,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,628 (it was $18,355 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $64,172 (it was $40,800 in 2000)
Mount Carbon:

$64,172
PA:

$192,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $75,231; detached houses: $83,673; townhouses or other attached units: $59,049

Median gross rent in 2019: $777.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mount Carbon: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.2%
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  • Races in Mount Carbon, PA (2019)
    • 5488.5%White alone
    • 69.8%Hispanic
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Ancestries: German (31.8%), English (13.6%), Italian (13.6%), Greek (9.1%), Pennsylvania German (9.1%), American (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1864

Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 0.06 square miles.

Population density: 1,398 people per square mile   (low).

Mount Carbon, Pennsylvania map

1 resident is foreign born

This borough:

1.7%
Pennsylvania:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,039 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,715 (2.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (26.7 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (72.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Pottsville, PA (1.1 miles ),
Palo Alto borough, PA (1.2 miles ),
Port Carbon borough, PA (1.4 miles ),
Renningers, PA (1.6 miles ),
Cressona borough, PA (1.7 miles ),
Seltzer, PA (1.7 miles ),
Marlin, PA (1.7 miles ),
St. Clair borough, PA (1.8 miles )

Latitude: 40.67 N, Longitude: 76.19 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Distribution of median household income in Mount Carbon, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Mount Carbon, PA in 2019

Mount Carbon satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.2%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%

Average climate in Mount Carbon, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 75.5. This is about average.

City:

75.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.0450. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0450
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2015 was 7.80. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.80
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.616. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.616
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2014 was 13.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.60
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 0.00391. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00391
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Mount Carbon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.0 miles away from the Mount Carbon borough center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 20.1 miles away from the borough center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mount Carbon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 212.8 miles away from Mount Carbon center
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 25.0 miles away from Mount Carbon center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 245.7 miles away from Mount Carbon 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 226.6 miles away from Mount Carbon 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 25.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 294.3 miles away from the city 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 Schuylkill County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Snowstorms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mount Carbon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mount Carbon:

  • PRECISION HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • SCHUYLKILL HEALTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • POTTSVILLE HOSP AND WARNE CLINIC HOSPICE (Hospital, about 1 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • SCHUYLKILL MEDICAL CENTER - SOUTH JACKSON STREET Acute Care Hospitals (about 1 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • SCHUYLKILL MEDICAL CENTER - EAST NORWEGIAN STREET Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • SCHUYLKILL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-YORK TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mount Carbon:

  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 3 miles; Pottsville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,412)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 24 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,099)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 25 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)
  • Albright College (about 27 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 27 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)
  • Reading Area Community College (about 27 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,941)
  • Alvernia University (about 29 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,461)

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

2.1 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

51.2%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

11.6%
Whole state:

6.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Mount Carbon:

Marital status in Mount Carbon, PA
  • Never married: 42.2%
  • Now married: 35.1%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

For population 25 years and over in Mount Carbon:

  • High school or higher: 88.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mount Carbon, PA (based on Schuylkill County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,81448
Mainline Protestant37,489144
Evangelical Protestant7,71973
Other1,34610
Orthodox7357
Black Protestant1771
None60,009-
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: 32
Here:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Schuylkill County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Here:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Here:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
Schuylkill County:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

10.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.3%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.3%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.9%
Pennsylvania:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Mount Carbon:

48.6%
Pennsylvania:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

25.2%
Pennsylvania:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Mount Carbon:

5.9%
Pennsylvania:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Mount Carbon:

6.7
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.0%
Pennsylvania:

34.3%

General health condition:
Mount Carbon:

59.1%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Mount Carbon:

78.8%
Pennsylvania:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mount Carbon, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 11$1,156
Totals for Government 0$0 11$1,156

Mount Carbon government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $10,000 ($116.28)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($81.40)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($46.51)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($34.88)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($23.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($11.63)

Mount Carbon government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,000 ($69.77)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($11.63)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($34.88)
  • Tax - Property: $7,000 ($81.40)
    Individual Income: $5,000 ($58.14)
    Public Utility License: $1,000 ($11.63)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($11.63)

Mount Carbon government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,000 ($58.14)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000 ($34.88)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000 ($23.26)

Mount Carbon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,000 ($34.88)

3.52% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.52%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Berks County, PA  0.50% ($38,474 average AGI)
from Luzerne County, PA  0.43% ($33,233)
from Carbon County, PA  0.26% ($30,285)


3.58% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,839 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.58%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Berks County, PA  0.37% ($42,991 average AGI)
to Luzerne County, PA  0.32% ($35,492)
to Carbon County, PA  0.26% ($26,262)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mount Carbon:

  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WPAM (1450 AM; 1 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: CURRAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WLSH (1410 AM; 5 kW; LANSFORD, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mount Carbon:

  • W256AB (99.1 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • W235AD (94.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA ED TV ASSC)
  • W220BE (91.9 FM; ST. CLAIR, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMGH-FM (105.5 FM; TAMAQUA, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEGH (107.3 FM; NORTHUMBERLAND, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBLJ-FM (95.3 FM; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Mount Carbon:

  • W24BL (Channel 24; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • W61AG (Channel 61; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W66AI (Channel 66; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING 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)
  • 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.)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 0.5mTotal length
  • $446,000Total costs
  • 5,048Total average daily traffic
  • 151Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,026Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mount Carbon, PA
  • 58.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 25.0%Utility gas
  • 16.7%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mount Carbon, PA
  • 50.0%Electricity
  • 25.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.5%Utility gas
  • 12.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Mount Carbon compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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