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Population in 2010: 350. Population change since 2000: +14.0%
Males: 166  (47.7%)
Females: 184  (52.3%)

Median resident age:  47.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 17974.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,319 (it was $33,438 in 2000)
Seltzer:

$38,319
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,236

Seltzer CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $74,369 (it was $55,500 in 2000)
Seltzer:

$74,369
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $83,877; Detached houses: $93,069; Townhouses or other attached units: $54,259

Median gross rent in 2012: $766.

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  • White alone - 341 (97.4%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Seltzer: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Lithuanian (20.6%), German (15.6%), Ukrainian (14.7%), Irish (11.9%), English (10.3%), United States (6.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 0.07 square miles.

Population density: 5,056 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Seltzer:

  • High school or higher: 76.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 23.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Seltzer CDP:

  • Never married: 16.7%
  • Now married: 61.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 15.3%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,717 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $800 (1.2%)

Seltzer satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (29.4 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (75.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Marlin, PA (1.1 miles ), Minersville borough, PA (1.2 miles ), Pottsville, PA (1.4 miles ), Heckscherville, PA (1.5 miles) , St. Clair borough, PA (1.7 miles ), Mount Carbon, PA (1.7 miles) , Forrestville, PA (1.8 miles ), Palo Alto borough, PA (1.9 miles ).

Latitude: 40.70 N, Longitude: 76.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.9%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (42%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Educational services (71%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (17%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)

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Tornado activity:

Seltzer-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 49% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.5 miles away from the Seltzer place center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 23.1 miles away from the place center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Seltzer-area historical earthquake activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 76% 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 27.4 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 28.2 miles away from Seltzer center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 59.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 38.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 90.5 miles away from Seltzer center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 74.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Schuylkill County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Seltzer:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-YORK TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • PRECISION HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • SCHUYLKILL MEDICAL CENTER - EAST NORWEGIAN STREET (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, about 3 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Seltzer:

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 25 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 8,552)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 27 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,361)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 27 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,093)
  • Albright College (about 29 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,253)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 33 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 3,422)
  • Susquehanna University (about 34 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,187)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 37 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 3,717)

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Notable location: Seltzer Hose Company (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Schuylkill County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.8%

Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.7%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.4%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Seltzer compared to Pennsylvania state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Seltzer travel time to work - commute


Seltzer mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (77%)
  • Coal or coke (15%)
  • Electricity (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Seltzer CDP (based on Schuylkill County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.30%
Here74.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents56.8%17.7%11.0%7.4%0.8%
Congregations27.6%15.5%16.2%16.2%1.3%
NameSalvation ArmyPresbyterian Church (USA)Orthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelOther
Adherents0.8%0.6%0.5%0.5%3.9%
Congregations0.7%1.7%1.7%1.3%17.8%
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: 32
Schuylkill County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Schuylkill County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Schuylkill County:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
Here:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Schuylkill County:

30.3%
Pennsylvania:

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

9.3%
State:

11.5%

3.76% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,458 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.76%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($236 average AGI)
Schuylkill County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Berks County, PA  0.41% ($35,187 average AGI)
from Luzerne County, PA  0.41% ($31,150)
from Carbon County, PA  0.31% ($29,281)


3.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,732 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.39%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($227 average AGI)
Schuylkill County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.31% ($31,690 average AGI)
to Berks County, PA  0.30% ($32,480)
to Dauphin County, PA  0.26% ($30,014)

Strongest AM radio stations in Seltzer:

  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WPAM (1450 AM; 1 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: CURRAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WLSH (1410 AM; 5 kW; LANSFORD, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Seltzer:

  • W256AB (99.1 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • W220BE (91.9 FM; ST. CLAIR, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMGH-FM (105.5 FM; TAMAQUA, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBLJ-FM (95.3 FM; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEGH (107.3 FM; NORTHUMBERLAND, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W235AD (94.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA ED TV ASSC)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Seltzer:

  • W24BL (Channel 24; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • W61AG (Channel 61; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W66AI (Channel 66; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N3JCU
    Grant Date: 04/02/1991, Expiration Date: 04/02/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/03/2003
    Registrant: William J Lescavage, Seltzer, PA 17974



Most common first names in Seltzer, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Anna1175.5 years
John1070.2 years
Charles874.4 years
Joseph873.4 years
Mary878.5 years
Catherine682.0 years
George481.2 years
William471.5 years
Frank373.4 years
Anthony357.7 years
Most common last names in Seltzer, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Holley967.9 years
Lenosky578.0 years
Terway571.0 years
Kiertekles483.5 years
Padinske479.5 years
Zanis471.0 years
Keating369.0 years
Hopkins365.7 years
Filiac379.7 years
Helman373.3 years

Seltzer on our top lists:

  • #80 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities"
  • #2 (17974) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries"
  • #7 (17974) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Belizean first ancestries"
  • #52 (17974) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Slovak first ancestries"
  • #52 (17974) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ukrainian first ancestries"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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