Penn Estates, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 4,493.
Males: 2,247  (50.0%)
Females: 2,246  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  32.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $60,095
Penn Estates:

$60,095
PA:

$56,907

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $28,115

Penn Estates CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $164,200
Penn Estates:

$164,200
PA:

$174,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $197,775; Detached houses: $205,970

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,168.

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  • Races in Penn Estates, PA (2010)

    Penn Estates races chart
    • 1,79139.9%White alone
    • 1,24527.7%Black alone
    • 1,19426.6%Hispanic
    • 1423.2%Asian alone
    • 992.2%Two or more races
    • 140.3%Other race alone
    • 80.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Penn Estates: 95.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Haitian (14.0%), Albanian (8.5%), Trinidadian and Tobagonian (7.2%), Irish (5.7%), Italian (5.5%), Brazilian (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

For population 25 years and over in Penn Estates:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%

For population 15 years and over in Penn Estates CDP:

  • Never married: 42.4%
  • Now married: 48.7%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 0.2%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

1,783 residents are foreign born (17.6% Latin America, 4.9% Europe).

This place:

25.5%
Pennsylvania:

6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $5,745 (3.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $4,171 (3.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bethlehem, PA (29.1 miles , pop. 71,329).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (58.9 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Manhattan, NY (68.7 miles , pop. 1,537,195).

Nearest cities: Arlington Heights, PA (1.7 miles ), East Stroudsburg borough, PA (2.0 miles ), Stroudsburg borough, PA (2.0 miles ), Delaware Water Gap borough, PA (2.5 miles ), Mount Pocono borough, PA (3.0 miles ), Mountainhome, PA (3.2 miles ), Emerald Lakes, PA (3.2 miles ), Sierra View, PA (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 41.03 N, Longitude: 75.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Penn Estates household income distribution Penn Estates home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.9%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)

Work and jobs in Penn Estates: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Tornado activity:

Penn Estates-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 20% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.8 miles away from the Penn Estates place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 19.8 miles away from the place center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Penn Estates-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 207.1 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 64.1 miles away from Penn Estates 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 251.1 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 63.3 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 269.9 miles away from Penn Estates center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 30.4 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 Monroe County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Penn Estates:

  • EXTENDED HM CARE SERV (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; STROUDSBURG, PA)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; STROUDSBURG, PA)
  • VNA HOSPICE OF MONROE COUNTY (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; EAST STROUDSBURG, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE EAST STROUDSBURG (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; EAST STROUDSBURG, PA)
  • LAUREL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; STROUDSBURG, PA)
  • MEDICAL HOME CARE AFFILIATES INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; STROUDSBURG, PA)
  • POCONO MEDICAL HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; STROUDSBURG, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Penn Estates:

  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 5 miles; East Stroudsburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,195)
  • Lafayette College (about 24 miles; Easton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,562)
  • Centenary College (about 25 miles; Hackettstown, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,271)
  • Sussex County Community College (about 26 miles; Newton, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,402)
  • Northampton County Area Community College (about 26 miles; Bethlehem, PA; FT enrollment: 7,195)
  • Lehigh University (about 31 miles; Bethlehem, PA; FT enrollment: 6,565)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 33 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 4,391)

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Monroe 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 2013 was 84.7. This is about average.

City:

84.7
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 12.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.698. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.698
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.51. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.51
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.1%
(21.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.4% for Black residents, 13.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.3 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  83.9%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.6%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.3
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Penn Estates CDP (based on Monroe County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic41,65010
Evangelical Protestant15,36349
Mainline Protestant15,12846
Other3,43714
Orthodox5803
None93,684-
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: 29
Monroe County:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Monroe County:

2.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 143
Here:

8.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Monroe County:

27.5%
Pennsylvania:

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

12.9%
State:

11.5%

5.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,400 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($281 average AGI)
Monroe County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Northampton County, PA  0.45% ($40,115 average AGI)
from Kings County, NY  0.32% ($53,566)
from Pike County, PA  0.29% ($27,328)


5.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,876 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($338 average AGI)
Monroe County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Northampton County, PA  0.51% ($41,886 average AGI)
to Carbon County, PA  0.25% ($32,936)
to Luzerne County, PA  0.23% ($26,945)

Strongest AM radio stations in Penn Estates:

  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WILT (960 AM; 1 kW; MOUNT POCONO, PA; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVPO (840 AM; daytime; 0 kW; STROUDSBURG, PA; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Penn Estates:

  • WKRF (107.9 FM; TOBYHANNA, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WRTY (91.1 FM; JACKSON TOWNSHIP, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV COMMONWEALTH SYS HGR ED.)
  • WBYX (88.7 FM; STROUDSBURG, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WSBG (93.5 FM; STROUDSBURG, PA; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WWYY (107.1 FM; BELVIDERE, NJ; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WWPJ (89.5 FM; PEN ARGYL, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W247AE (97.3 FM; EAST STROUDSBURG, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHCY (106.3 FM; BLAIRSTOWN, NJ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNJ-FM (103.7 FM; NEWTON, NJ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W245AC (96.9 FM; HARMONY TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • W224AS (92.7 FM; WASHINGTON, NJ; Owner: WRNJ RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Penn Estates:

  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • WMBC-TV (Channel 63; NEWTON, NJ; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W60AH (Channel 60; STROUDSBURG, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W64AL (Channel 64; STROUDSBURG, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • W66AL (Channel 66; STROUDSBURG, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WNJB2 (Channel 58; BLAIRSTOWN, NJ; Owner: NJ PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

Penn Estates compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Penn Estates on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Trinidad and Tobago (population 500+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Nigeria (population 500+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Eastern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Western Africa (population 500+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Ecuador (population 500+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Dominican Republic (population 500+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
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