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Population in 2012: 278 (88% urban, 12% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.3%
 

Males: 154  (55.7%)
Females: 124  (44.3%)

Median resident age:  40.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 17355.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $66,604 (it was $37,917 in 2000)
Railroad:

$66,604
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,737

Railroad borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $174,769 (it was $105,600 in 2000)
Railroad:

$174,769
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $201,097; Detached houses: $211,040; Townhouses or other attached units: $186,387; In 2-unit structures: $202,513; Mobile homes: $99,007

Median gross rent in 2012: $875.

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  • White alone - 272 (97.8%)
  • Black alone - 4 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.7%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Railroad: 96.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (31.5%), German (26.2%), Irish (11.3%), Italian (5.3%), Swedish (3.0%), Polish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 08/31/1871

Elevation: 741 feet

Land area: 0.63 square miles.

Population density: 444 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Railroad:

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Railroad borough:

  • Never married: 39.1%
  • Now married: 41.7%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This borough:  0.8%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,222 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,286 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Towson, MD (25.6 miles , pop. 51,793).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (31.4 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (84.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Shrewsbury borough, PA (1.1 miles ), New Freedom borough, PA (1.2 miles ), Glen Rock borough, PA (1.7 miles ), Stewartstown borough, PA (2.4 miles ), Loganville borough, PA (2.6 miles ), Winterstown borough, PA (2.7 miles ), Seven Valleys borough, PA (2.8 miles ), Cross Roads borough, PA (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 39.76 N, Longitude: 76.70 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 717

Railroad household income distribution Railroad home values distribution

Property values in Railroad, PA

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.5%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -8 (-2.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (43%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (34%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (8%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Railroad-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/5/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the Railroad borough center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1980, a category F3 tornado 20.8 miles away from the borough center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Railroad-area historical earthquake activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 77% 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 52.9 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 53.9 miles away from Railroad center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 65.8 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 35.9 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 87.3 miles away from Railroad center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in York County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

  • BARBARA J. EGAN NURSING AND RE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; SHREWSBURY, PA)
  • LONGVIEW NSG. HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MANCHESTER, MD)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-DALLASTOWN (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; DALLASTOWN, PA)

Political contributions by individuals in Railroad, PA

Operable nuclear power plants near Railroad:

  • 20 miles: Peach Bottom 2 and 3 in Delta, PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Railroad:

  • York College Pennsylvania (about 13 miles; York, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,643)
  • Stevenson University (about 24 miles; Stevenson, MD; FT enrollment: 2,679)
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania (about 25 miles; Millersville, PA; FT enrollment: 6,966)
  • Towson University (about 26 miles; Towson, MD; FT enrollment: 16,542)
  • Harford Community College (about 26 miles; Bel Air, MD; FT enrollment: 2,973)
  • Loyola University Maryland (about 29 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 4,413)
  • Gettysburg College (about 30 miles; Gettysburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,517)

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Streams, rivers, and creeks: Old Mill Creek (A), Railroad Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
York 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 37.3. This is about average.
City:

37.3
U.S.:

32.0
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 12.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.7
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.7
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.4
U.S.:

9.6
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.251. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.251
U.S.:

0.334


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.3%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This borough:  2.4 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  66.1%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  8.7%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Railroad, PA

Railroad compared to Pennsylvania 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Railroad travel time to work - commute


Railroad mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Railroad borough (based on York County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.97%
Here45.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents22.7%22.0%18.5%11.6%3.7%
Congregations19.0%3.1%24.0%10.7%3.9%
NameChurch of the BrethrenSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of God Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents2.3%1.9%1.8%1.4%14.1%
Congregations3.9%3.9%4.7%0.8%26.0%
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: 62
York County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
York County:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 113
Here:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 231
Here:

5.49 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
York County:

8.7%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
York County:

28.7%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.9%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,028
Totals for Government 0$0 1$1,028


5.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($48,253 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($271 average AGI)
York County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Baltimore County, MD  0.67% ($57,300 average AGI)
from Adams County, PA  0.47% ($35,705)
from Cumberland County, PA  0.46% ($49,538)


4.28% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($44,777 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.28%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($362 average AGI)
York County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cumberland County, PA  0.48% ($38,928 average AGI)
to Adams County, PA  0.40% ($34,331)
to Lancaster County, PA  0.33% ($40,261)

Strongest AM radio stations in Railroad:

  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOYK (1350 AM; 5 kW; YORK, PA; Owner: WOYK, INC.)
  • WSBA (910 AM; 5 kW; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCAO (600 AM; 5 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHVR (1280 AM; 5 kW; HANOVER, PA)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Railroad:

  • WSOX (96.1 FM; RED LION, PA; Owner: LANCASTER-YORK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WYCR (98.5 FM; YORK-HANOVER, PA; Owner: RADIO HANOVER, INC.)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGTY (107.7 FM; GETTYSBURG, PA; Owner: TIMES AND NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • WQXA-FM (105.7 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHBO (92.7 FM; STARVIEW, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZBA (100.7 FM; WESTMINSTER, MD; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWMX (106.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLIF (101.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WLIF, INC.)
  • W220BX (91.9 FM; MARIETTA, PA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WIYY (97.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WDAC (94.5 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WAYZ-FM (104.7 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WETH (89.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WPOC (93.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTPA (93.5 FM; MECHANICSBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Railroad:

  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WBAL-TV (Channel 11; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WBAL HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WMAR-TV (Channel 2; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WGCB-TV (Channel 49; RED LION, PA; Owner: RED LION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W23AY (Channel 23; YORK, PA; Owner: WIRELESS CABLE TV OF PA, INC.)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)

Railroad fatal accident list:

May 2, 1998 02:45 PM, Sr-851, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 19, 1998 08:35 PM, Sr-851, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 16, 1988 08:30 PM, 851, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB3OYQ, Licensee ID: L01275903
    Grant Date: 04/25/2007, Expiration Date: 04/25/2017, Certifier: Jeffrey A Slagle
    Registrant: Jeffrey A Slagle, 35 E Main St, Railroad, PA 17355



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$240,7684$204,93522$193,0592$109,4101$61,200
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$223,3350$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$07$247,6470$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$08$217,0680$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$288,4200$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0238.21

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$138,940
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0238.21

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3


Most common first names in Railroad, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William474.8 years
George377.6 years
John378.0 years
Annie287.9 years
Anna265.0 years
Lillian273.0 years
Mary283.6 years
Stewart282.5 years
Thomas265.9 years
Virginia252.5 years
Most common last names in Railroad, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Krout366.7 years
Routson365.3 years
Shewell386.0 years
Duke292.6 years
Klinefelter269.9 years
Kirchner273.9 years
Houston282.1 years
Donahue277.5 years
Meshey Sr269.0 years
Sipe282.5 years
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