Orrtanna, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 173. Population change since 2000: +2.4%
Males: 78  (45.1%)
Females: 95  (54.9%)
Median resident age:  33.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip code: 17353

Estimated median household income in 2013: $77,889 (it was $41,875 in 2000)
Orrtanna:

$77,889
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $30,673 (it was $21,257 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $170,320 (it was $81,000 in 2000)
Orrtanna:

$170,320
PA:

$164,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $161,795; Detached houses: $160,172
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    • 17098.3%White alone
    • 21.2%Hispanic
    • 10.6%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Orrtanna: 96.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (21.7%), Irish (17.1%), United States (10.0%), West Indian (4.2%), English (2.5%), Welsh (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 670 feet

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 944 people per square mile   (low).

Orrtanna, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Orrtanna:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Orrtanna CDP:

  • Never married: 6.1%
  • Now married: 72.6%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 13.1%
  • Divorced: 4.6%

3 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.5%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Orrtanna, Pennsylvania as of August 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Orrtanna to the number of sex offenders is 87 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,634 (0.9%)

Orrtanna satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (29.4 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (54.3 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (117.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Cashtown-McKnightstown, PA (1.5 miles ), McKnightstown, PA (1.5 miles ), Cashtown, PA (1.6 miles ), Fairfield borough, PA (2.1 miles ), Arendtsville borough, PA (2.5 miles ), Gettysburg borough, PA (2.6 miles ), Carroll Valley borough, PA (2.7 miles ), Biglerville borough, PA (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 39.85 N, Longitude: 77.36 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 717

Orrtanna household income distribution Orrtanna home values distribution

Orrtanna tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (30%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (13%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Average climate in Orrtanna, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Orrtanna-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.7 miles away from the Orrtanna place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/16/1961, a category F3 tornado 16.4 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Orrtanna-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 195.7 miles away from the city 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 77.4 miles away from Orrtanna center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 233.3 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 78.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 159.1 miles away from Orrtanna center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 323.5 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 Adams County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Orrtanna topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Orrtanna:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-GETTYSBURG (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GETTYSBURG, PA)
  • LAUREL CARE NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; FAYETTEVILLE, PA)
  • TRANSITIONS HEALTHCARE GETTYSBURG (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GETTYSBURG, PA)
  • GETTYSBURG HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; GETTYSBURG, PA)
  • GETTYSBURG LUTHERAN NURSING REHAB CTR,THE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; GETTYSBURG, PA)
  • GETTYSBURG CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; GETTYSBURG, PA)
  • ST JOSEPH'S MINISTRIES (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; EMMITSBURG, MD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Orrtanna:

  • Gettysburg College (about 7 miles; Gettysburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,772)
  • Mount St Mary's University (about 12 miles; Emmitsburg, MD; FT enrollment: 2,313)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 17 miles; Shippensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 7,051)
  • Hagerstown Community College (about 23 miles; Hagerstown, MD; FT enrollment: 3,220)
  • Dickinson College (about 26 miles; Carlisle, PA; FT enrollment: 2,505)
  • McDaniel College (about 27 miles; Westminster, MD; FT enrollment: 2,558)
  • Frederick Community College (about 28 miles; Frederick, MD; FT enrollment: 3,798)

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Adams County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 88.2. This is about average.

City:

88.2
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.148. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.148
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.31. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.31
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 37.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Orrtanna and their reported violations in the past:

THE KARMA GROUP (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ORRTANNA UNITED METH CH (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Orrtanna that have no violations reported:

  • HICKORY BRIDGE FARM (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 1.0%
(1.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.0%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Orrtanna 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.5
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Orrtanna travel time to work - commute Orrtanna mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Orrtanna CDP (based on Adams County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant18,85464
Catholic15,0497
Evangelical Protestant10,51059
Other9576
Black Protestant1802
None55,857-
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: 16
Adams County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Adams County:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Adams County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 77
Here:

7.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Adams County:

25.6%
Pennsylvania:

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

13.0%
State:

11.5%

4.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,786 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.79%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($562 average AGI)
Adams County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from York County, PA  1.59% ($35,805 average AGI)
from Carroll County, MD  0.34% ($48,986)
from Cumberland County, PA  0.26% ($53,444)


5.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,816 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($419 average AGI)
Adams County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to York County, PA  1.65% ($32,159 average AGI)
to Franklin County, PA  0.32% ($37,348)
to Cumberland County, PA  0.30% ($39,675)

Strongest AM radio stations in Orrtanna:

  • WFKJ (890 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CASHTOWN, PA; Owner: JESUS IS LORD MINISTRIES INTERNATION)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGET (1320 AM; 1 kW; GETTYSBURG, PA; Owner: TIMES AND NEWS PUBLISHING COMANY)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCBG (1590 AM; 5 kW; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WHVR (1280 AM; 5 kW; HANOVER, PA)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WHYL (960 AM; 5 kW; CARLISLE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTRI (1520 AM; daytime; 17 kW; BRUNSWICK, MD; Owner: JMK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Orrtanna:

  • WAYZ-FM (104.7 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WETH (89.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • W219BE (91.7 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BIBLE INSTITUTE, NDBA)
  • WZBT (91.1 FM; GETTYSBURG, PA; Owner: GETTYSBURG COLLEGE)
  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYCR (98.5 FM; YORK-HANOVER, PA; Owner: RADIO HANOVER, INC.)
  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • W219BX (91.7 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WGTY (107.7 FM; GETTYSBURG, PA; Owner: TIMES AND NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • WWVZ (103.9 FM; BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WARX (106.9 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MANNING BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WWMD (101.5 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQCM (94.3 FM; GREENCASTLE, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WIKZ (95.1 FM; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WHBO (92.7 FM; STARVIEW, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJUN-FM (92.5 FM; MEXICO, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Orrtanna:

  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W51CY (Channel 51; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1.5 Mi S Of Cashtown On Leg Rt 01001 (Lat: 39.872861 Lon: -77.361083), Call Sign: KXH858
    Assigned Frequencies: 31.8400 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/14/2004, Expiration Date: 04/28/2014
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: N3YGG, Licensee ID: L01216090
    Grant Date: 11/22/2006, Expiration Date: 11/04/2016, Certifier: Todd A Waite
    Registrant: Todd A Waite, 800 Orrtanna Rd, Orrtanna, PA 17353
  • Call Sign: N3ZLB, Licensee ID: L01479640
    Grant Date: 04/02/2009, Expiration Date: 04/02/2019
    Registrant: John F Chiuchiolo, 195 Peach Tree Rd, Orrtanna, PA 17353-9753
  • Call Sign: KB3TUF, Licensee ID: L01537776
    Grant Date: 12/22/2009, Expiration Date: 12/22/2019, Certifier: Peter A Diaz
    Registrant: Peter A Diaz, 421 Buchanan Valley Rd, Orrtanna, PA 17353
  • Call Sign: KB3TUG, Licensee ID: L01537777
    Grant Date: 12/22/2009, Expiration Date: 12/22/2019, Certifier: William M Sipling
    Registrant: William M Sipling, 835 Ortanna Rd, Orrtanna, PA 17353

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9521W , Serial Number: 28-22948, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 04/04/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 52 W Mountain Top Dr, Orrtanna, PA 17353

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
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