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Population in 2013: 279 (88% urban, 12% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.0%
 
Males: 146  (52.6%)
Females: 133  (47.4%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 17355.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $54,467 (it was $37,917 in 2000)
Railroad:

$54,467
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,453 (it was $16,709 in 2000)

Railroad borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $164,066 (it was $105,600 in 2000)
Railroad:

$164,066
PA:

$164,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $192,645; Detached houses: $215,758; Townhouses or other attached units: $118,502; In 2-unit structures: $96,321; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $74,237; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $138,409; Mobile homes: $46,558

Median gross rent in 2013: $830.

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  • Races in Railroad, PA (2010)

    Railroad races chart
    • 27297.8%White alone
    • 41.4%Black alone
    • 20.7%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Railroad: 96.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (32.3%), German (24.2%), Irish (18.8%), Italian (7.2%), United States (3.6%), Lithuanian (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 08/31/1871

Elevation: 741 feet

Land area: 0.63 square miles.

Population density: 445 people per square mile   (low).

Railroad, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Railroad:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Railroad borough:

  • Never married: 45.2%
  • Now married: 33.5%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

2 residents are foreign born

This borough:

1.0%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,521 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,180 (1.5%)

Railroad satellite photo by USGS

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 June 2014:
Here:

5.5%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -8 (-2.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (19%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (38%)
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (14%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (2%)

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

Average climate in Railroad, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Railroad-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 20% 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 near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% 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 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 228.1 miles away from Railroad 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 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 163.5 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) earthquake occurred 314.6 miles away from Railroad center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 266.5 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 York County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals and 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)
  • HOSPICE SERVICES VNA OF YORK C (Hospital, about 11 miles away; RED LION, PA)
  • OSS ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; YORK, PA)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-YORK SOUTH (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; YORK, PA)
  • SKILLS OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA INC - NORTH (Hospital, about 13 miles away; WINDSOR, 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 14 miles; York, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,140)
  • YTI Career Institute-York (about 17 miles; York, PA; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • McDaniel College (about 21 miles; Westminster, MD; FT enrollment: 2,558)
  • Carroll Community College (about 22 miles; Westminster, MD; FT enrollment: 2,682)
  • Stevenson University (about 24 miles; Stevenson, MD; FT enrollment: 3,862)
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania (about 25 miles; Millersville, PA; FT enrollment: 7,743)
  • Towson University (about 26 miles; Towson, MD; FT enrollment: 19,618)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 102. This is worse than average.

City:

102
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.247. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.247
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 11.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.9
U.S.:

6.6

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.12. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.12
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.8%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic 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

Railroad 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant79,653217
Evangelical Protestant47,150222
Catholic35,60513
Other4,81524
Black Protestant1,33910
Orthodox4002
None266,010-
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: 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.
State:

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
York County:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
York County:

28.7%
Pennsylvania:

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

11.9%
State:

11.5%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$3,085
Totals for Government 0$0 1$3,085

3.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,216 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.77%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($458 average AGI)
York County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cumberland County, PA  0.39% ($45,978 average AGI)
from Adams County, PA  0.38% ($32,159)
from Lancaster County, PA  0.30% ($37,678)


4.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,475 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.05%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($328 average AGI)
York County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, PA  0.43% ($42,000 average AGI)
to Adams County, PA  0.36% ($35,805)
to Lancaster County, PA  0.29% ($36,759)

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 persons involved: 1
Jun 16, 1988 08:30 PM, 851, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 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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