Rohrsburg, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 145.
Population change since 2000: -11.6%
Males: 66  (45.8%)
Females: 79  (54.2%)
Median resident age:

41.4 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip code: 17859

Estimated median household income in 2019: $83,213 (it was $40,625 in 2000)
Rohrsburg:

$83,213
PA:

$63,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $34,548 (it was $14,597 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $119,021 (it was $76,300 in 2000)
Rohrsburg:

$119,021
PA:

$192,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $134,176; detached houses: $133,903

Median gross rent in 2019: $613.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rohrsburg: 90.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.8%

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Ancestries: German (46.3%), Pennsylvania German (14.9%), English (10.4%), American (9.0%), European (9.0%), Irish (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 661 feet

Land area: 0.74 square miles.

Population density: 196 people per square mile   (very low).

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3 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.8%
Pennsylvania:

4.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,414 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,035 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (43.7 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (103.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Stillwater, PA (1.8 miles),
Greenwood, PA (1.8 miles ),
Orangeville borough, PA (1.9 miles ),
Benton borough, PA (2.2 miles ),
Millville borough, PA (2.4 miles ),
Eyers Grove, PA (2.4 miles),
Iola, PA (2.4 miles),
Lightstreet, PA (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 41.13 N, Longitude: 76.42 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Distribution of median household income in Rohrsburg, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Rohrsburg, PA in 2019

Rohrsburg satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Most common industries in Rohrsburg, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (11.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.1%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.6%)
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.8%)
  • Food (8.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (8.8%)
  • Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers (5.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (16.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (11.1%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Personal & laundry services (11.1%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (8.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.6%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Rohrsburg, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Registered nurses (5.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (20.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (5.9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (13.9%)
  • Personal appearance workers (11.1%)
  • Registered nurses (11.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (11.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)

Average climate in Rohrsburg, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Rohrsburg, Pennsylvania average temperatures Rohrsburg, Pennsylvania average precipitation Rohrsburg, Pennsylvania humidity Rohrsburg, Pennsylvania wind speed Rohrsburg, Pennsylvania snowfall Rohrsburg, Pennsylvania sunshine Rohrsburg, Pennsylvania clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 48.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.462. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.462
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 5.72. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.72
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.1
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Rohrsburg-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/29/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.8 miles away from the Rohrsburg place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1985, a category F3 tornado 21.3 miles away from the place center killed 6 people and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rohrsburg-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 237.1 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 59.1 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 222.0 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 207.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 271.5 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 59.8 miles away from Rohrsburg 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 Columbia County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tropical Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rohrsburg topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rohrsburg:

  • ORANGEVILLE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; ORANGEVILLE, PA)
  • BALANCED CARE, BLOOMSBURG (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • BERWICK HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • COLUMBIA MONTOUR HHS VNA (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • GEISINGER - BLOOMSBURG HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • GEISINGER-BLOOMSBURG HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • BAYADA NURSES (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)

Operable nuclear power plants near Rohrsburg:

  • 11 miles: Susquehanna 1 and 2 in Berwick, PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rohrsburg:

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 9 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 9,452)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 23 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • Bucknell University (about 28 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,418)
  • Misericordia University (about 28 miles; Dallas, PA; FT enrollment: 2,554)
  • Wilkes University (about 29 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • King's College (about 30 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,392)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (about 33 miles; Williamsport, PA; FT enrollment: 5,291)

Points of interest:

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Columbia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

79.6%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.6%
Whole state:

6.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Rohrsburg:

Marital status in Rohrsburg, PA
  • Never married: 38.7%
  • Now married: 48.9%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 2.6%

For population 25 years and over in Rohrsburg:

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.4%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rohrsburg, PA (based on Columbia County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant16,85879
Catholic8,0357
Evangelical Protestant5,57234
Other6934
Orthodox1201
None36,017-
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: 13
This county:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Here:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Columbia County:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
This county:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

8.4%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.4%
State:

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

12.6%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.3%
Pennsylvania:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.2%
Pennsylvania:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.8
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

16.9%
Pennsylvania:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.3%
Pennsylvania:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Rohrsburg:

6.4
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

43.3%
State:

34.3%

General health condition:
Rohrsburg:

50.9%
Pennsylvania:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.2%
Pennsylvania:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rohrsburg, PA Residents

4.80% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,320 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
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 Luzerne County, PA  1.15% ($37,469 average AGI)
from Montour County, PA  0.56% ($41,547)
from Northumberland County, PA  0.51% ($41,219)


5.13% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,027 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
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 Luzerne County, PA  1.05% ($37,285 average AGI)
to Montour County, PA  0.51% ($39,102)
to Northumberland County, PA  0.44% ($34,387)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rohrsburg:

  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHLM (930 AM; 1 kW; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFBS (1280 AM; 1 kW; BERWICK, PA; Owner: FBS WIRELESS CORPORATION)
  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WPGM (1570 AM; 3 kW; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rohrsburg:

  • WGGI (95.9 FM; BENTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKAB (103.5 FM; BERWICK, PA; Owner: 4M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRVH (107.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WZXR (99.3 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBZD-FM (93.3 FM; MUNCY, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WILQ (105.1 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVLY-FM (100.9 FM; MILTON, PA; Owner: MILTON-LEWISBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W263AG (100.5 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: DBA COVENANT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rohrsburg:

  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • 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.)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • W47AO (Channel 47; BERWICK, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)
  • W19CI (Channel 19; BERWICK, PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)

Rohrsburg fatal accident list:

Dec 12, 2018 07:07 AM, Sr-4041 Rohrsburg Rd, Lat: 41.132417, Lon: -76.422269, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 18.3mTotal length
  • $1,216,000Total costs
  • 5,416Total average daily traffic
  • 470Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,160Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rohrsburg, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 31910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rohrsburg, PA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$103,750
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$51,230
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0502.00

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rohrsburg, PA
  • 41.9%Electricity
  • 32.6%Wood
  • 25.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rohrsburg, PA
  • 100.0%Electricity


Rohrsburg compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value 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 above state average.
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