For population 25 years and over in Orrstown:
For population 15 years and over in Orrstown borough:
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,620 (1.2%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (44.9 miles , pop. 52,767).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (74.1 miles , pop. 651,154).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (130.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Shippensburg borough, PA (2.1 miles ), Shippensburg University, PA (2.1 miles ), Newburg borough, PA (2.5 miles ), Scotland, PA (2.5 miles ), Chambersburg borough, PA (3.0 miles ), Guilford, PA (3.1 miles ), Fayetteville, PA (3.2 miles ), Newville borough, PA (3.7 miles ).
Latitude: 40.06 N, Longitude: 77.61 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 717
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +9 (+4.1%).
Work and jobs in Orrstown: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Orrstown, Pennsylvania
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Orrstown-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 26% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/16/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.8 miles away from the Orrstown borough center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 5/22/1983, a category F3 tornado 31.3 miles away from the borough center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Orrstown-area historical earthquake activity is below Pennsylvania state average. It is 93% 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 85.2 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 86.7 miles away from Orrstown 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 50.4 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 72.1 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 Franklin County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Orrstown:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Orrstown:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Orrstown and their reported violations in the past:GEORGES MINI MART (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.2%
27 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
20 people in nursing homes in 2000
Orrstown compared to Pennsylvania state average:
Banks with branches in Orrstown (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Orrstown borough (based on Franklin County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.02%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 24
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Number of full-service restaurants: 89
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.37% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($47,803 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($528 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
3.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,947 average adjusted gross income)
0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($478 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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TV broadcast stations around Orrstown:
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.