Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 2,974 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.2%
 
Males: 1,392  (46.8%)
Females: 1,582  (53.2%)
Median resident age:

48.1 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 17961.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $64,262 (it was $42,400 in 2000)
Orwigsburg:

$64,262
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $33,748 (it was $22,538 in 2000)

Orwigsburg borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $149,421 (it was $93,700 in 2000)
Orwigsburg:

$149,421
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $141,383; detached houses: $169,123; townhouses or other attached units: $66,408; in 2-unit structures: $79,539; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $131,335; mobile homes: $95,128

Median gross rent in 2017: $648.

March 2019 cost of living index in Orwigsburg: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.9%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Orwigsburg, PA (2017)
    • 2,78191.7%White alone
    • 1234.1%Asian alone
    • 451.5%Two or more races
    • 331.1%Black alone
    • 110.4%Hispanic
    • 60.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania as of July 13, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Orwigsburg is 1,514 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Orwigsburg by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(33.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(100.9)
2
(67.4)
3
(101.0)
2
(64.3)
1
(32.4)
5
(163.8)
1
(32.8)
0
(0.0)
5
(167.6)
3
(100.7)
3
(101.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4
(132.6)
6
(200.1)
2
(67.4)
5
(168.2)
6
(202.3)
8
(269.4)
8
(257.3)
6
(194.2)
4
(131.0)
6
(196.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.5)
1
(33.6)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
20
(662.9)
40
(1,334)
30
(1,010)
33
(1,110)
19
(640.6)
28
(942.8)
43
(1,383)
52
(1,683)
28
(917.1)
13
(426.0)
13
(431.6)
25
(838.1)
27
(906.3)
25
(845.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(66.3)
1
(33.4)
1
(33.7)
1
(33.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(64.7)
2
(65.5)
1
(32.8)
1
(33.2)
1
(33.5)
1
(33.6)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)67.6143.447.879.153.376.886.292.683.940.019.972.161.454.1

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City-data.com crime index in Orwigsburg, PA

Crime rate in Orwigsburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.69
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: German (31.2%), American (14.8%), Irish (13.8%), Pennsylvania German (7.9%), Italian (4.6%), English (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1811

Elevation: 620 feet

Land area: 2.19 square miles.

Population density: 1,359 people per square mile   (low).

Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania map

144 residents are foreign born (1.8% Europe).

This borough:

4.9%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,432 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,803 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (23.7 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (68.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Landingville, PA (1.5 miles),
Renningers, PA (1.5 miles ),
Deer Lake borough, PA (1.9 miles ),
Schuylkill Haven borough, PA (2.0 miles ),
Palo Alto borough, PA (2.1 miles ),
Auburn borough, PA (2.1 miles ),
Cumbola, PA (2.1 miles ),
McKeansburg, PA (2.1 miles)

Latitude: 40.66 N, Longitude: 76.10 W

Area code: 570

Distribution of median household income in Orwigsburg, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Orwigsburg, PA in 2017

Orwigsburg satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Historical population in Orwigsburg, PA
Historical housing units in Orwigsburg, PA

Population change in the 1990s: +239 (+8.3%).
Most common industries in Orwigsburg, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.5%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (10.8%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Public administration (8.5%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.8%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Educational services (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.5%)
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
  • Apparel (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Orwigsburg, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.6%)
  • Top executives (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Top executives (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.1%)
  • Registered nurses (3.4%)

Average climate in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania average temperatures Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania average precipitation Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania humidity Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania wind speed Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania snowfall Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania sunshine Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania clear and cloudy days
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 75.5. This is about average.

City:

75.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.0450. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0450
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2015 was 7.80. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.80
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.616. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.616
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2014 was 13.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.60
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 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00391
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Orwigsburg-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 3% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.2 miles away from the Orwigsburg borough center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 tornado 19.0 miles away from the borough center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Orwigsburg-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 22.8 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 245.1 miles away from Orwigsburg 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 23.3 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) earthquake occurred 231.2 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 291.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 271.5 miles away from Orwigsburg 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).
Orwigsburg topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Orwigsburg:

  • ORWIGSBURG CENTER (1000 ORWIGSBURG MANOR DR)
  • SETON MANOR INC (1000 SETON DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Orwigsburg:

  • REST HAVEN (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, PA)
  • SCHUYLKILL HEALTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • POTTSVILLE HOSP AND WARNE CLINIC HOSPICE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • SCHUYLKILL MEDICAL CENTER - SOUTH JACKSON STREET Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • PRECISION HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • SCHUYLKILL MEDICAL CENTER - EAST NORWEGIAN STREET Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • SCHUYLKILL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Orwigsburg:

  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 8 miles; Pottsville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,412)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 20 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,099)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 22 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)
  • Albright College (about 23 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • Reading Area Community College (about 24 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,941)
  • Alvernia University (about 26 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,461)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 26 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 4,391)

Public elementary/middle schools in Orwigsburg:

  • BLUE MOUNTAIN EL EAST SCH (Students: 721, Location: 675 RED DALE RD, Grades: KG-5)
  • BLUE MOUNTAIN MS (Location: 685 RED DALE RD, Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Orwigsburg

Library in Orwigsburg:

  • ORWIGSBURG AREA FR PUB LIBRARY (Operating income: $89,820; Location: 214 E. INDEPENDENCE ST; 21,750 books; 2,045 audio materials; 2,254 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 58 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Friendship Hose Company 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Fort Motel (Route 61).

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

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

DEER LAKE CITIZENS ASSOC (Population served: 450, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2013)
  • Public Education - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-02-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAY-02-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-06-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-06-2013)
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In JUL-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-29-2007), Fed Formal NOV issued (MAY-01-2013), Fed Compliance achieved (JAN-17-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUL-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-25-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-29-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JAN-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-25-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-11-2013)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - Between JAN-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-02-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAY-02-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-06-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-06-2013)
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • MAPLE LEAF FARM (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SCHUYLKILL COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RUSSOS PIZZA DEN (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THREE CS FAMILY RESTAURANT (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GRACE BIBLE CHURCH (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MAINSTAY SUITES HOTEL (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ORWIGSBURG GUN CLUB (Population served: 68, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THE OAK HILL INN (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FORT MOTEL (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • COUNTRY HILLS APTS (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This borough:

2.3 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

64.0%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

6.2%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Orwigsburg in 2010:

  • 240 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 41 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
297 people in nursing homes in 2000
8 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Orwigsburg (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Orwigsburg Branch at 100 West Market Street, branch established on 1962/05/07. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Union Bank and Trust Company: Orwigsburg Branch at Route 61, branch established on 1995/10/24. Info updated 2011/03/14: Bank assets: $111.5 mil, Deposits: $100.9 mil, headquarters in Pottsville, PA, negative income in the last year, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Union Bancorp, Inc.
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Orwigsburg Branch at 333 Liberty Streets, branch established on 1971/03/15. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Susquehanna Bank: Orwigsburg Branch at 1251 Centre Turnpike, branch established on 1989/10/27. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Orwigsburg:

Marital status in Orwigsburg, PA
  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

For population 25 years and over in Orwigsburg:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Orwigsburg
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Orwigsburg, 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.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Schuylkill County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

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%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Schuylkill County:

30.3%
Pennsylvania:

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

9.3%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Orwigsburg:

51.1%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.8%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Orwigsburg:

28.6
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Orwigsburg:

22.7%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Orwigsburg:

6.5%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Orwigsburg:

32.2%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Orwigsburg:

57.6%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Orwigsburg:

75.3%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Orwigsburg, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 4$23,207$69,6219$2,978
Financial Administration 3$9,458$37,8321$248
Streets and Highways 2$5,154$30,9240$0
Water Supply 2$7,322$43,9320$0
Sewerage 1$2,548$30,5760$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$1,612
Totals for Government 12$47,689$47,68918$4,838

Orwigsburg government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $58,000 ($19.50)
    General Public Buildings: $31,000 ($10.42)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $580,000 ($195.02)
    Police Protection: $439,000 ($147.61)
    Sewerage: $393,000 ($132.15)
    Housing and Community Development: $328,000 ($110.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $256,000 ($86.08)
    Regular Highways: $130,000 ($43.71)
    Central Staff Services: $103,000 ($34.63)
    General Public Buildings: $71,000 ($23.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $57,000 ($19.17)
    Local Fire Protection: $40,000 ($13.45)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $28,000 ($9.41)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($5.38)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $10,000 ($3.36)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($1.34)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.34)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $123,000 ($41.36)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $587,000 ($197.38)

Orwigsburg government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $777,000 ($261.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $300,000 ($100.87)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($5.38)
    Other: $12,000 ($4.03)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $9,000 ($3.03)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $17,000 ($5.72)
    Fines and Forfeits: $17,000 ($5.72)
    Donations From Private Sources: $14,000 ($4.71)
    General Revenue - Other: $11,000 ($3.70)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($2.35)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $749,000 ($251.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $444,000 ($149.29)
    Highways: $77,000 ($25.89)
    General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($0.67)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $346,000 ($116.34)
    Property: $204,000 ($68.59)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $72,000 ($24.21)
    Public Utility License: $50,000 ($16.81)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $30,000 ($10.09)

Orwigsburg government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,065,000 ($3048.08)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,302,000 ($2791.53)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $763,000 ($256.56)

Orwigsburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,410,000 ($474.11)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $82,000 ($27.57)

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)
Businesses in Orwigsburg, PA
NameCountNameCount
Penske1UPS3
Subway1Volkswagen1
True Value1

Strongest AM radio stations in Orwigsburg:

  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPAM (1450 AM; 1 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: CURRAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WLSH (1410 AM; 5 kW; LANSFORD, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Orwigsburg:

  • W220BE (91.9 FM; ST. CLAIR, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W256AB (99.1 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WMGH-FM (105.5 FM; TAMAQUA, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIOV-FM1 (105.1 FM; READING, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WAMT (103.1 FM; FREELAND, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Orwigsburg:

  • W24BL (Channel 24; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WBRE-TV (Channel 28; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WYOU (Channel 22; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W61AG (Channel 61; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W66AI (Channel 66; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
Orwigsburg fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Orwigsburg fatal accident list:

Feb 10, 1999 06:33 PM, Sr-443, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 10, 1985 11:47 AM, 53103, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 6, 1981 03:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 10, 1980 11:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 6.7mTotal length
  • $1,886,000Total costs
  • 21,861Total average daily traffic
  • 2,219Total average daily truck traffic
  • 19,277Total future (year 1985) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Orwigsburg)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Lat: 40.653694 Lon: -76.132444, Call Sign: WPSR984, Licensee ID: L00343884,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.312 MHz, 467.437 MHz, Grant Date: 07/20/2001, Expiration Date: 07/20/2011, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2011, Certifier: Nathaniel Binns, Registrant: Schuykill Country Club, Route 443 N Manheim Tswp, Orwigsburg, PA 17961, Phone: (570) 366-0111, Fax: (570) 366-1159
  • Lat: 40.655917 Lon: -76.089250, Call Sign: WQND525,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz, Grant Date: 12/29/2010, Expiration Date: 12/29/2020, Certifier: Jeffry Ritschel, Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464
  • Lat: 40.639722 Lon: -76.063611, Call Sign: WQWH525,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.512 MHz, 462.312 MHz, 462.337 MHz, 462.387 MHz, 467.312 MHz, Grant Date: 08/24/2015, Expiration Date: 08/24/2025, Certifier: Tim Noerr, Registrant: Dfw Communications Inc, 501 Duncan Perry Road, Arlington, TX 76011, Phone: (877) 730-4339, Email:
  • Lat: 40.655222 Lon: -76.086472, Call Sign: WQXG424,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.612 MHz, 456.612 MHz, 452.112 MHz, 457.112 MHz, Grant Date: 02/25/2016, Expiration Date: 02/25/2026, Certifier: Jeffrey A Faust, Registrant: New Wave Licensing Services, Inc., 818 Taneytown Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0910, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • TANK 2, 209 North Warren Street (Lat: 40.646944 Lon: -76.097222), Type: Tank, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQEF490,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.418 MHz, 952.418 MHz, Grant Date: 01/12/2006, Expiration Date: 01/12/2016, Cancellation Date: 03/19/2016, Certifier: Michael Lonergan, Registrant: Entech Eng. Inc., 4 South Fourth St, Reading, PA 19603, Phone: (610) 373-6667
  • ORWIGSBURG 2, 600 Industrial Drive (Lat: 40.658889 Lon: -76.107250), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQWK970,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11035.0 MHz, 11035.0 MHz, 11035.0 MHz, 11035.0 MHz, 11035.0 MHz, 11035.0 MHz, 11035.0 MHz, 11035.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/24/2015, Expiration Date: 09/24/2025, Cancellation Date: 11/14/2017, Certifier: Amir Rajwany, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street, Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:
  • Tank 2, 209 North Warren St (Lat: 40.646944 Lon: -76.097222), Type: Tank, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQXW629,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.418 MHz, 952.418 MHz, Grant Date: 06/28/2016, Expiration Date: 12/25/2016, Cancellation Date: 02/25/2017, Certifier: Robert Williams, Registrant: Keystone Engineering Group, Inc., 590 E. Lancaster Ave., Suite 200, Frazer, PA 19355, Phone: (610) 295-1211, Email:
  • Tank 2, 2016 Ridgeview Drive (Lat: 40.647194 Lon: -76.094056), Type: Tank, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQYL553,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.418 MHz, 952.418 MHz, Grant Date: 11/01/2016, Expiration Date: 11/01/2026, Certifier: Robert Williams, Registrant: Keystone Engineering Group, 590 E Lancaster Ave., Suite 200, Frazer, PA 19355, Phone: (610) 295-1211, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Orwigsburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 1-35C (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 2774H , Serial Number: 74, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 04/04/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 05/30/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Robert J Gardner, 1752 Tall Oaks Rd, Orwigsburg, PA 17961
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-350 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 43653 , Serial Number: 28-7405211, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 06/12/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 05/14/2011
    Registrant (LLC): Bright Sky LLC, 490 Clark Dr, Orwigsburg, PA 17961
  • Aircraft: RANS INC S-7LS (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 477PW , Serial Number: 0206429, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 10/06/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 11/08/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Brian R Rich, 241 Summer Valley Rd, Orwigsburg, PA 17961
  • Aircraft: GARDNER ROBERT J RUTAN LONG EZE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 53740 , Serial Number: 1211, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 07/08/2004, Certificate Issue Date: 04/13/1988
    Registrant (Individual): Robert J Gardner, 1752 Tall Oaks Rd, Orwigsburg, PA 17961
  • Aircraft: BEECH 300 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 19, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds, Speed: 142 mph), Engine: Turbo-prop
    N-Number: 58ES , Serial Number: FA-17, Year manufactured: 1984, Airworthiness Date: 08/02/1984, Certificate Issue Date: 03/01/2010
    Registrant (Corporation): 3030 Ltd, 1057 Grove St, Orwigsburg, PA 17961
  • Aircraft: FLAGLOR KENNETH E DAKOTA HAWK (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 71460 , Serial Number: DH 38, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 10/20/2005, Certificate Issue Date: 01/19/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Bright Sky LLC, 490 Clark Dr, Orwigsburg, PA 17961
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-160 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8803D , Serial Number: 22-5971, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 02/12/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 12/01/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Robert Joseph Gardner, 1752 Tall Oaks Rd, Orwigsburg, PA 17961

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 10. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 46 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Orwigsburg, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (69.5%), and Outside Fires (16.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Orwigsburg, PA
    • 10769.5%Structure Fires
    • 2516.2%Outside Fires
    • 117.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 117.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Orwigsburg, PA
Most common first names in Orwigsburg, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary7881.9 years
John6975.8 years
William5973.9 years
Anna5382.8 years
Helen3883.4 years
George3777.3 years
Charles3474.5 years
Joseph3474.5 years
Elizabeth3181.8 years
Florence2878.1 years
Most common last names in Orwigsburg, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Moyer3777.4 years
Miller3179.8 years
Kramer2875.0 years
Smith2181.7 years
Wagner1978.6 years
Fisher1977.4 years
Heim1575.0 years
Koch1380.6 years
Snyder1380.9 years
Faust1172.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Orwigsburg, PA
  • 59.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 24.5%Electricity
  • 6.0%Wood
  • 4.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Coal or coke
  • 2.8%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Orwigsburg, PA
  • 60.6%Electricity
  • 29.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.9%Coal or coke
  • 0.7%Utility gas


Orwigsburg 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Orwigsburg on our top lists:

  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #45 (17961) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Welsh first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #47 (17961) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #72 (17961) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ukrainian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
There are 6 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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