Rothsville, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 3,044. Population change since 2000: +0.9%
Males: 1,594  (52.4%)
Females: 1,450  (47.6%)
Median resident age:  38.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 17543.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $79,884 (it was $52,694 in 2000)
Rothsville:

$79,884
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $39,400 (it was $18,535 in 2000)

Rothsville CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $213,894 (it was $119,000 in 2000)
Rothsville:

$213,894
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $244,836; Detached houses: $291,121; Townhouses or other attached units: $143,068; Mobile homes: $19,874

Median gross rent in 2012: $934.

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  • White alone - 2,785 (91.5%)
  • Hispanic - 159 (5.2%)
  • Two or more races - 37 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 32 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 28 (0.9%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.10%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rothsville: 96.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.4%), English (7.3%), French (4.4%), Welsh (4.3%), Greek (3.9%), Polish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 508 feet

Land area: 2.47 square miles.

Population density: 1,232 people per square mile   (low).

Rothsville,PA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Rothsville:

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.3%
  • Unemployed: 0.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rothsville CDP:

  • Never married: 18.2%
  • Now married: 68.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

111 residents are foreign born (1.8% Asia).

This place:  4.0%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,169 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,857 (1.5%)

Rothsville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lancaster, PA (8.4 miles , pop. 56,348).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (59.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Akron borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Lititz borough, PA (1.8 miles ), Ephrata borough, PA (1.9 miles ), Farmersville, PA (2.1 miles ), Clay, PA (2.2 miles ), Leacock-Leola-Bareville, PA (2.3 miles ), Brickerville, PA (2.3 miles ), Hopeland, PA (2.4 miles ).

Latitude: 40.15 N, Longitude: 76.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 717

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

4.8%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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

Average climate in Rothsville, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rothsville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 20% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/4/1950, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.2 miles away from the Rothsville place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 tornado 17.2 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rothsville-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 16.4 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 17.3 miles away from Rothsville 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 236.3 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 280.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 276.0 miles away from Rothsville 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 326.4 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).
Rothsville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rothsville:

  • MAPLE FARM (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; AKRON, PA)
  • LUTHER ACRES (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; LITITZ, PA)
  • LUTHER ACRES MANOR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; LITITZ, PA)
  • LANDIS HOMES (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LITITZ, PA)
  • AUDUBON VILLA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LITITZ, PA)
  • MORAVIAN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LITITZ, PA)
  • EPHRATA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; EPHRATA, PA)

Amtrak stations near Rothsville:

  • 8 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.
  • 15 miles: MOUNT JOY (DELTA & HENRY STS.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: ELIZABETHTOWN (WILSON AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rothsville:

  • Franklin and Marshall College (about 9 miles; Lancaster, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,585)
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania (about 13 miles; Millersville, PA; FT enrollment: 7,743)
  • Alvernia University (about 20 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,461)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 21 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)
  • Reading Area Community College (about 21 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,941)
  • Albright College (about 23 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • YTI Career Institute-York (about 25 miles; York, PA; FT enrollment: 2,212)

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Notable location: Rothsville Volunteer Fire Company Station 2 - 10 / Rothsville Fire Company Ambulance 2 - 10 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Rothsville include: Jerusalem Church (A), Saint Pauls Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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 119. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

119
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.0461. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0461
U.S.:

0.3026

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 9.44. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.44
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.788. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.788
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 15.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.2
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.130. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.130
U.S.:

0.015
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.3%
(2.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  79.3%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.1%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Rothsville 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (47%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Coal or coke (4%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.40%
Here: 48.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaMennonite Church USAUnited Church of Christ
Adherents20.7%13.8%11.6%8.7%6.2%
Congregations2.7%11.3%6.8%15.9%4.8%
NameOld Order AmishChurch of the BrethrenPresbyterian Church (USA)Old Order MennoniteOther
Adherents5.1%4.5%3.5%3.4%22.6%
Congregations18.4%3.5%2.6%5.0%29.0%
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: 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 Rothsville:

  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLAN (1390 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, PA)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWSM (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANNVILLE-CLEONA, PA; Owner: PATRICK H. SICKAFUS)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WLBR (1270 AM; 5 kW; LEBANON, PA; Owner: LEBANON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rothsville:

  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WJTL (90.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: CREATIVE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDAC (94.5 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WIOV-FM1 (105.1 FM; READING, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WLAN-FM (96.9 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSOX (96.1 FM; RED LION, PA; Owner: LANCASTER-YORK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLCH (91.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: SPANISH AMERICAN CIVIC ASSC FOR EQUL)
  • WBMP (88.1 FM; WARWICK, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • W259AA (99.7 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • W220BX (91.9 FM; MARIETTA, PA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WHBO (92.7 FM; STARVIEW, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQXA-FM (105.7 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFNM (89.1 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL COLLEGE)
  • WRVV (97.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rothsville:

  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WITF-TV (Channel 33; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WGCB-TV (Channel 49; RED LION, PA; Owner: RED LION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • JERRY E SHULTZ, 2001 Main St. (Lat: 39.986389 Lon: -76.280556), Type: 0.0, Overall height: 0 m
    Registrant: 7174645800, , 8 BEAVER VALLEY PIKE
  • Jerry E Shultz, 2001 Main Street (Lat: 39.986389 Lon: -76.280556), Type: 21.0, Overall height: 11 m
    Registrant: 7174645800, , 8 BEAVER VALLEY PIKE
  • Jerry E Shultz, 2001 Main Street (Lat: 40.151389 Lon: -76.255556), Type: 21.0, Overall height: 11 m
    Registrant: 7174645800, , 8 BEAVER VALLEY PIKE

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10$176,33412$177,53059$174,4297$78,8333$161,0901$34,300
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$04$144,4530$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$107,3901$136,22014$180,3443$49,9471$115,6301$18,610
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$09$169,4541$79,0300$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$231,7400$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0121.01 , 0121.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$250,7501$304,910
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0121.01 , 0121.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 3
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