Rupert, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 183. Population change since 2000: +5.2%
Males: 94  (51.6%)
Females: 89  (48.4%)
Median resident age:  51.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip code: 17815

Estimated median household income in 2016: $63,183 (it was $32,321 in 2000)
Rupert:

$63,183
PA:

$56,907

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $33,671 (it was $20,412 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $133,581 (it was $63,800 in 2000)
Rupert:

$133,581
PA:

$174,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $142,286; Detached houses: $151,111

Median gross rent in 2016: $722.

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    • 18198.9%White alone
    • 21.1%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rupert: 93.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (56.4%), American (15.5%), Irish (5.5%), English (4.5%), Italian (1.8%), Pennsylvania German (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 510 feet

Land area: 0.91 square miles.

Population density: 202 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Rupert:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rupert CDP:

  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

5 residents are foreign born (1.6% North America).

This place:

2.7%
Pennsylvania:

6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,526 (1.2%)

Rupert satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (51.5 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (97.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Fernville, PA (1.3 miles ), Bloomsburg, PA (1.4 miles ), Catawissa borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Buckhorn, PA (1.7 miles) , Espy, PA (1.9 miles ), Mainville, PA (2.3 miles) , Lightstreet, PA (2.3 miles ), Almedia, PA (2.3 miles ).

Latitude: 40.98 N, Longitude: 76.47 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

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

4.8%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (26%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)

Average climate in Rupert, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rupert-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 18% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.0 miles away from the Rupert place center killed 6 people and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/29/1976, a category F3 tornado 23.6 miles away from the place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rupert-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 50.4 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 207.0 miles away from Rupert center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 232.7 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 51.3 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 280.1 miles away from Rupert center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 247.3 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).
Rupert topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rupert:

  • GEISINGER-BLOOMSBURG HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • GEISINGER - BLOOMSBURG HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • COLUMBIA MONTOUR HHS VNA (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • BAYADA NURSES (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; DANVILLE, PA)
  • BALANCED CARE, BLOOMSBURG (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • GRANDVIEW HEALTH HOMES, INC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DANVILLE, PA)

Operable nuclear power plants near Rupert:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rupert:

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 3 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 9,452)
  • Bucknell University (about 22 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,418)
  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 25 miles; Pottsville, PA; FT enrollment: 3,412)
  • Susquehanna University (about 25 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,495)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 30 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (about 34 miles; Williamsport, PA; FT enrollment: 5,291)
  • Wilkes University (about 36 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)

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Notable location: Montour Township Fire Company (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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 2007 was 30.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.462. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.1 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 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.72
U.S.:

1.91
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 5.5%
(3.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 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:  14.1%
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:

6.9
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rupert 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:
Here:

47.9%
State:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.8%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rupert:

26.3%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Rupert:

11.0%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Rupert:

34.4%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Rupert:

53.7%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.7%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rupert, 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 Rupert:

  • WHLM (930 AM; 1 kW; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPGM (1570 AM; 3 kW; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rupert:

  • 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.)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WVLY-FM (100.9 FM; MILTON, PA; Owner: MILTON-LEWISBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEGH (107.3 FM; NORTHUMBERLAND, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQSU (88.9 FM; SELINSGROVE, PA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, 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.)
  • WKAB (103.5 FM; BERWICK, PA; Owner: 4M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBZD-FM (93.3 FM; MUNCY, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBLJ-FM (95.3 FM; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WILQ (105.1 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WGGI (95.9 FM; BENTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • W263AG (100.5 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: DBA COVENANT BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Rupert:

  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$115,3404$101,6931$36,740
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$66,9600$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$88,1100$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$111,0100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0503.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (59%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Coal or coke (5%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Rupert 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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