Muir, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 451.
Males: 249  (55.3%)
Females: 202  (44.7%)
Median resident age:

41.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 17957, 17980.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,559
Muir:

$49,559
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,800

Muir CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $101,900
Muir:

$101,900
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $139,664; detached houses: $136,497

Median gross rent in 2017: $686.

March 2019 cost of living index in Muir: 89.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 1.0%
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  • Races in Muir, PA (2010)
    • 44799.1%White alone
    • 20.4%Two or more races
    • 20.4%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Muir, Pennsylvania as of July 13, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Muir is 496 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: German (67.1%), American (14.4%), English (2.3%), Pennsylvania German (2.3%), Polish (2.3%), Hungarian (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 860 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $945 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $851 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (35.7 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (83.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Reinerton, PA (0.9 miles ),
Reinerton-Orwin-Muir, PA (0.9 miles ),
Orwin, PA (1.0 miles ),
Tower City borough, PA (1.3 miles ),
Valley View, PA (1.9 miles ),
Hegins, PA (2.1 miles ),
Williamstown borough, PA (2.3 miles ),
Donaldson, PA (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 40.59 N, Longitude: 76.52 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 717

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

4.9%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 75.1. This is about average.

City:

75.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.462. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.462
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 5.72. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.72
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 13.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.06
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Muir-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 0% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.6 miles away from the Muir place center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/14/2004, a category F3 tornado 21.8 miles away from the place center caused $18 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Muir-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 31.2 miles away from the city 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 211.6 miles away from Muir 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 32.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 257.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 251.8 miles away from the city 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 304.8 miles away from Muir 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 (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, 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 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Muir:

  • TREMONT NURSING CT ICF (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; TREMONT, PA)
  • TREMONT HEALTH AND REHABILITAT (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; TREMONT, PA)
  • VNA HEALTH SYSTEM (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; SHAMOKIN, PA)
  • DAVITA - NORTHUMBERLAND DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; MT. CARMEL, PA)
  • FAMILY HOME MEDICAL (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; MOUNT CARMEL, PA)
  • KEPLER HOME, INC, THE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ELIZABETHVILLE, PA)
  • SAINT CATHERINE MEDICAL CENTER FOUNTAIN SPRINGS (Hospital, about 16 miles away; ASHLAND, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Muir:

  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 16 miles; Pottsville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,412)
  • Susquehanna University (about 24 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,495)
  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (about 29 miles; Harrisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 13,276)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 30 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (about 30 miles; Middletown, PA; FT enrollment: 3,797)
  • Bucknell University (about 32 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,418)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 34 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)

Points of interest:

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

Church in Muir: Pilgrim Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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 place:

2.5 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

76.9%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.5%
Whole state:

6.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Muir:

Marital status in Muir, PA
  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 64.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 4.3%

For population 25 years and over in Muir:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Muir, 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
This county:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Schuylkill County:

30.3%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.3%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

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 Muir:

  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLBR (1270 AM; 5 kW; LEBANON, PA; Owner: LEBANON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WHP (580 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWSM (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANNVILLE-CLEONA, PA; Owner: PATRICK H. SICKAFUS)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Muir:

  • 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.)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • WYGL-FM (100.5 FM; ELIZABETHVILLE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WRVV (97.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)
  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • W220BE (91.9 FM; ST. CLAIR, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WQLV (98.9 FM; MILLERSBURG, PA; Owner: HEPCO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Muir:

  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WITF-TV (Channel 33; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WHP-TV (Channel 21; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHTM-TV (Channel 27; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: HARRISBURG TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)

Muir fatal accident list:

Jul 7, 2013 01:40 PM, Us-209 Grand Ave, Lat: 40.594650, Lon: -76.522472, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 14, 2011 04:11 PM, Us-209, Keystone St, Lat: 40.595806, Lon: -76.520386, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Muir, PA
  • 62.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.7%Coal or coke
  • 8.7%Wood
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Electricity
  • 2.4%Other fuel
  • 2.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Muir, PA
  • 100.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Muir 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 significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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