New Jerusalem, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 649.
Males: 329  (50.8%)
Females: 320  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

47.2 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $67,708
New Jerusalem:

$67,708
PA:

$63,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $32,252

New Jerusalem CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $188,100
New Jerusalem:

$188,100
PA:

$192,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $236,306; detached houses: $230,726
March 2019 cost of living index in New Jerusalem: 91.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.0%

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Ancestries: German (47.4%), American (27.0%), Pennsylvania German (20.8%), Dutch (4.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 896 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,655 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,056 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (12.0 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (44.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Dryville, PA (1.1 miles ),
Lyons borough, PA (1.5 miles ),
Bowers, PA (1.6 miles ),
Fleetwood borough, PA (1.9 miles ),
Topton borough, PA (2.1 miles ),
Oley, PA (2.2 miles ),
Kutztown University, PA (2.2 miles ),
Walnuttown, PA (2.2 miles )

Latitude: 40.45 N, Longitude: 75.75 W

Distribution of median household income in New Jerusalem, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in New Jerusalem, PA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.9%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
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 85.7. This is about average.

City:

85.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.0466. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0466
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.20. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.20
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.357. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.357
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.25. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.25
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 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00391
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

New Jerusalem-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 11% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.4 miles away from the New Jerusalem place center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 11/4/1950, a category F3 tornado 10.2 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

New Jerusalem-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 211.2 miles away from New Jerusalem 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 17.3 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 16.0 miles away from New Jerusalem center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 252.9 miles away from New Jerusalem 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 253.2 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 299.9 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 Berks County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tropical Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near New Jerusalem:

  • KUTZTOWN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; KUTZTOWN, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE KUTZTOWN (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; KUTZTOWN, PA)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-LAURELDALE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LAURELDALE, PA)
  • LEADER NSG/REHAB LAURELDALE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; READING, PA)
  • READING DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; READING, PA)
  • LEHIGH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MACUNGIE, PA)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-READING (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; READING, PA)

Operable nuclear power plants near New Jerusalem:

  • 15 miles: Limerick 1 and 2 in Pottstown, PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to New Jerusalem:

  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 5 miles; Kutztown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 9,099)
  • Albright College (about 11 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • Reading Area Community College (about 13 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,941)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 14 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)
  • Alvernia University (about 14 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,461)
  • Muhlenberg College (about 17 miles; Allentown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,792)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 17 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 4,391)

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Church in New Jerusalem: Bethel Romanian Independent Pentecostal Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Berks 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:

2.8 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

82.7%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.6%
Whole state:

6.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in New Jerusalem:

Marital status in New Jerusalem, PA
  • Never married: 13.5%
  • Now married: 69.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

For population 25 years and over in New Jerusalem:

  • High school or higher: 84.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for New Jerusalem, PA (based on Berks County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant80,575177
Catholic75,67222
Evangelical Protestant33,376168
Other3,99623
Orthodox2,2755
Black Protestant1,0627
None214,486-
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: 75
Berks County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
This county:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 115
This county:

2.86 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 252
Berks County:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.0%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

3.90% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.90%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.25% of residents moved from foreign countries ($4,769 average AGI)
Berks County:

0.25%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Montgomery County, PA  0.53% ($51,596 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, PA  0.30% ($49,157)
from Lehigh County, PA  0.29% ($50,766)


4.13% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,310 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.13%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($302 average AGI)
Berks County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Montgomery County, PA  0.47% ($47,442 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, PA  0.36% ($48,724)
to Lehigh County, PA  0.29% ($50,058)

Strongest AM radio stations in New Jerusalem:

  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, 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.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWDB (860 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WTKZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALLENTOWN LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WAEB (790 AM; 4 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WKAP (1470 AM; 5 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in New Jerusalem:

  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBYN (107.5 FM; BOYERTOWN, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDIY (88.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY BR/CST ASSOC)
  • WJCS (89.3 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: BEACON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WIOV-FM1 (105.1 FM; READING, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • W278AI (103.5 FM; CENTER VALLEY, PA; Owner: BUX-MONT EDUCATIONAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • W224AU (92.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W246AA (97.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, ETC., PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH,ETC)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBMP (88.1 FM; WARWICK, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCTO (96.1 FM; EASTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAEB-FM (104.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WLVR-FM (91.3 FM; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: LEHIGH UNIVERSITY)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around New Jerusalem:

  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WLVT-TV (Channel 39; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WBPH-TV (Channel 60; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: SONSHINE FAMILY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • W07DC (Channel 7; ALLENTOWN/BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W46BL (Channel 46; ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W24CS (Channel 24; READING, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 12.5mTotal length
  • $1,055,000Total costs
  • 6,796Total average daily traffic
  • 454Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,068Total future (year 2005) average daily traffic
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in New Jerusalem, PA
  • 59.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.4%Other fuel
  • 9.6%Electricity


New Jerusalem compared to Pennsylvania 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.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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