Rohrsburg, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 145. Population change since 2000: -11.6%
Males: 73  (50.4%)
Females: 72  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  49.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip code: 17859

Estimated median household income in 2016: $44,959 (it was $40,625 in 2000)
Rohrsburg:

$44,959
PA:

$56,907

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $34,236 (it was $14,597 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $114,705 (it was $76,300 in 2000)
Rohrsburg:

$114,705
PA:

$174,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $213,333; Detached houses: $223,200

Median gross rent in 2016: $477.

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  • Races in Rohrsburg, PA (2010)

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    • 14197.2%White alone
    • 21.4%Black alone
    • 10.7%Asian alone
    • 10.7%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rohrsburg: 91.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (23.7%), Irish (20.3%), Pennsylvania German (18.6%), German (15.3%), American (8.5%), Russian (5.1%).

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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For population 25 years and over in Rohrsburg:

  • High school or higher: 85.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rohrsburg CDP:

  • Never married: 35.5%
  • Now married: 37.7%
  • Separated: 6.8%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

3 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.8%
Pennsylvania:

4.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,503 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,724 (1.8%)

Rohrsburg satellite photo by USGS

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

Rohrsburg household income distribution Rohrsburg home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (19%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (88%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (38%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (16%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (42%)
  • Community and social service occupations (33%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Rohrsburg, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 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 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 222.0 miles away from Rohrsburg 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 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 the city 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 269.5 miles away from Rohrsburg center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 248.1 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 Columbia County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tropical Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 53.5. This is better than average.

City:

53.5
U.S.:

74.7

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.:

0.293

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.:

1.91

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.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 7.9%
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

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Religion statistics for Rohrsburg CDP (based on Columbia County data)

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
Columbia County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

28.4%
Pennsylvania:

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

12.6%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.6%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.7%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.5
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.6%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

15.7%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Rohrsburg:

6.6
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

43.4%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Rohrsburg:

49.6%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.0%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rohrsburg, PA Residents

4.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,882 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.52%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Luzerne County, PA  0.83% ($28,552 average AGI)
from Montour County, PA  0.46% ($28,786)
from Northumberland County, PA  0.39% ($33,674)


4.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,416 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($242 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.92% ($35,230 average AGI)
to Northumberland County, PA  0.48% ($34,607)
to Montour County, PA  0.47% ($32,078)

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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 4,439Total average daily traffic
  • 429Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,313Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (35%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Wood (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)

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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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