Rheems, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 1,598. Population change since 2000: +2.6%
Males: 690  (43.2%)
Females: 908  (56.8%)
Median resident age:  40.4 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 17570.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $78,013 (it was $55,170 in 2000)
Rheems:

$78,013
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $29,103 (it was $19,530 in 2000)

Rheems CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $197,202 (it was $127,200 in 2000)
Rheems:

$197,202
PA:

$164,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $210,333; Detached houses: $240,129; Townhouses or other attached units: $138,798; In 2-unit structures: $168,062; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $126,465; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $151,420; Mobile homes: $50,106

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,013.

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  • Races in Rheems, PA (2010)

    Rheems races chart
    • 1,53195.8%White alone
    • 332.1%Hispanic
    • 140.9%Asian alone
    • 110.7%Two or more races
    • 90.6%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Rheems: 97.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (41.1%), English (18.2%), Irish (18.2%), United States (7.9%), Italian (4.9%), Dutch (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 424 feet

Land area: 1.18 square miles.

Population density: 1,356 people per square mile   (low).

Rheems, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Rheems:

  • High school or higher: 96.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.9%
  • Unemployed: 0.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rheems CDP:

  • Never married: 11.4%
  • Now married: 73.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

13 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.8%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,244 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,895 (1.6%)

Rheems satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lancaster, PA (15.1 miles , pop. 56,348).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (56.8 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (75.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Elizabethtown borough, PA (1.6 miles ), Mount Joy borough, PA (1.8 miles ), Maytown, PA (1.9 miles ), Marietta borough, PA (2.2 miles ), Bainbridge, PA (2.4 miles ), Wrightsville borough, PA (2.7 miles ), Columbia borough, PA (2.7 miles ), Salunga, PA (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 40.13 N, Longitude: 76.57 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 717

Rheems household income distribution Rheems home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.8%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (19%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (17%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Production occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Rheems, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rheems-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the Rheems place center caused $18 million in damages.

On 4/5/1952, a category F3 tornado 14.7 miles away from the place center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rheems-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 31.2 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 221.5 miles away from Rheems 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 32.6 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 288.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 261.0 miles away from Rheems 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 189.9 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 Lancaster County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Rheems:

  • RHEEMS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; ELIZABETHTOWN, PA)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-ELIZABETHTOWN (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ELIZABETHTOWN, PA)
  • COMPASSIONATE HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; ELIZABETHTOWN, PA)
  • DAVITA - ELIZABETHTOWN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; ELIZABETHTOWN, PA)
  • LANCASTER GENERAL HOSPITAL SUSQUEHANNA (Hospital, about 8 miles away; COLUMBIA, PA)
  • MT HOPE NAZARENE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MANHEIM, PA)
  • ST ANNE'S RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; COLUMBIA, PA)

Amtrak stations near Rheems:

  • 3 miles: ELIZABETHTOWN (WILSON AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 4 miles: MOUNT JOY (DELTA & HENRY STS.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: LANCASTER (53 MCGOVERN AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rheems:

  • YTI Career Institute-York (about 11 miles; York, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,212)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (about 11 miles; Middletown, PA; FT enrollment: 3,797)
  • Franklin and Marshall College (about 15 miles; Lancaster, PA; FT enrollment: 2,585)
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania (about 15 miles; Millersville, PA; FT enrollment: 7,743)
  • York College Pennsylvania (about 16 miles; York, PA; FT enrollment: 5,140)
  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (about 21 miles; Harrisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 13,276)
  • Messiah College (about 23 miles; Mechanicsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,035)

Public high school in Rheems:

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Lancaster 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 118. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

118
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.247. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 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 13.3 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 13.3 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 11.7 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 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.12
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00909. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00909
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 3.6%
(3.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  77.5%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.3%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
75 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
81 people in nursing homes in 2000

Rheems compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (36%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Utility gas (29%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rheems CDP (based on Lancaster County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant122,957568
Mainline Protestant71,573192
Catholic51,29220
Other5,53620
Black Protestant2,1638
Orthodox1,6002
None264,324-
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: 106
Lancaster County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
Lancaster County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 131
Lancaster County:

2.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 296
Here:

5.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Lancaster County:

27.4%
Pennsylvania:

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

13.1%
State:

11.5%

3.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,064 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.15%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($297 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Chester County, PA  0.28% ($40,704 average AGI)
from York County, PA  0.25% ($36,759)
from Dauphin County, PA  0.22% ($42,322)


3.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,546 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.31%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($332 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to York County, PA  0.26% ($37,678 average AGI)
to Chester County, PA  0.23% ($39,626)
to Dauphin County, PA  0.21% ($42,571)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rheems:

  • WSBA (910 AM; 5 kW; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WPDC (1600 AM; 1 kW; ELIZABETHTOWN, PA; Owner: JVJ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WLAN (1390 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, PA)
  • WWSM (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANNVILLE-CLEONA, PA; Owner: PATRICK H. SICKAFUS)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHP (580 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLBR (1270 AM; 5 kW; LEBANON, PA; Owner: LEBANON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rheems:

  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WWEC (88.3 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, PA; Owner: ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE)
  • W220BX (91.9 FM; MARIETTA, PA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WLAN-FM (96.9 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHBO (92.7 FM; STARVIEW, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQXA-FM (105.7 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSOX (96.1 FM; RED LION, PA; Owner: LANCASTER-YORK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WTPA (93.5 FM; MECHANICSBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WRVV (97.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJTL (90.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: CREATIVE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WHKF (99.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDAC (94.5 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WYCR (98.5 FM; YORK-HANOVER, PA; Owner: RADIO HANOVER, INC.)
  • WNNK-FM (104.1 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGTY (107.7 FM; GETTYSBURG, PA; Owner: TIMES AND NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Rheems:

  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WITF-TV (Channel 33; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WGCB-TV (Channel 49; RED LION, PA; Owner: RED LION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WHTM-TV (Channel 27; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: HARRISBURG TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHP-TV (Channel 21; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W23AY (Channel 23; YORK, PA; Owner: WIRELESS CABLE TV OF PA, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1/4 Mi W (Lat: 40.132861 Lon: -76.579139), Call Sign: KUQ363
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.915 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/24/1997, Expiration Date: 04/06/2002, Cancellation Date: 06/09/2002
    Registrant: Union Quarries Inc, Carlisle, PA 17013

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N4GSR, Previous Call Sign: WB4IUG
    Grant Date: 10/06/1987, Expiration Date: 10/06/1997, Cancellation Date: 10/07/1999
    Registrant: Walter Cooke, 155 Broad St, Rheems, PA 17570

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-360 SER (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 31720 , Serial Number: 28R-7803297, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 04/25/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Michael Shearer, Po Box 51, Rheems, PA 17570

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
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$192,8203$172,36714$158,7591$128,820
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$206,4700$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$94,6104$157,5351$41,180
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$03$163,8300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$115,8300$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0108.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$172,640
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0108.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - Rheems

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rheems, PA
Most common first names in Rheems, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John777.2 years
Anna780.1 years
Elizabeth682.1 years
Charles676.2 years
Robert676.7 years
Mary585.0 years
William574.6 years
Helen484.5 years
Jacob484.8 years
Emma387.6 years
Most common last names in Rheems, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Heisey492.7 years
Lehman476.8 years
Mason482.0 years
Miller482.5 years
Ricedorf477.8 years
Shank487.0 years
Groff375.4 years
Balmer376.6 years
Hess376.0 years
Gish370.3 years
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