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Population in 2010: 173. Population change since 2000: +2.4%
Males: 65  (38.0%)
Females: 108  (62.0%)

Median resident age:  42.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip code: 17353

Estimated median household income in 2012: $85,629 (it was $41,875 in 2000)
Orrtanna:

$85,629
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $33,433

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $178,360 (it was $81,000 in 2000)
Orrtanna:

$178,360
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $177,604; Detached houses: $177,604
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  • White alone - 170 (98.3%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Orrtanna: 96.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (32.1%), Irish (22.0%), United States (5.0%), West Indian (4.4%), Danish (3.1%), Polish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 670 feet

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 944 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Orrtanna:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 54.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 34.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Orrtanna CDP:

  • Never married: 6.4%
  • Now married: 67.9%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 17.4%
  • Divorced: 4.6%

2 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.4%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Orrtanna, Pennsylvania as of November 27, 2014.
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 2012: $1,781 (1.0%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.4%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (44%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (27%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (38%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Orrtanna-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 50% 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 slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 89% 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 77.4 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 Orrtanna center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 66.8 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 Adams County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Political contributions by individuals in Orrtanna, PA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Orrtanna:

  • Gettysburg College (about 7 miles; Gettysburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,517)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 17 miles; Shippensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,920)
  • Dickinson College (about 26 miles; Carlisle, PA; FT enrollment: 2,340)
  • Frederick Community College (about 28 miles; Frederick, MD; FT enrollment: 2,359)
  • Messiah College (about 29 miles; Grantham, PA; FT enrollment: 2,732)
  • York College Pennsylvania (about 33 miles; York, PA; FT enrollment: 4,643)
  • Shepherd University (about 38 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; FT enrollment: 3,351)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.8. This is about average.
City:

36.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.0
U.S.:

9.6

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

HICKORY BRIDGE FARM (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
J D & SONS (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 1.4%
(1.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Orrtanna, PA

Orrtanna compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income above 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Orrtanna travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (60%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.45%
Here54.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents39.5%22.7%9.0%5.9%5.2%
Congregations7.7%22.2%12.8%13.7%3.4%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the BrethrenLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.0%2.3%1.8%1.5%9.2%
Congregations2.6%2.6%4.3%1.7%29.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
This county:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

7.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.8%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.6%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Adams County:

13.0%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

6.36% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,933 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($287 average AGI)
Adams County:

0.08%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from York County, PA  1.70% ($34,331 average AGI)
from Carroll County, MD  0.75% ($51,769)
from Frederick County, MD  0.61% ($55,689)


5.76% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,107 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($249 average AGI)
Adams County:

0.06%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to York County, PA  2.04% ($35,705 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, PA  0.41% ($37,590)
to Franklin County, PA  0.27% ($36,781)

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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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Bradley J. Wagner (5)
  • Sam F. Stover (2)
  • Jennifer Steets (1)

Total of 8 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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