Shamokin, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 7,061 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.8%
 
Males: 3,284  (46.5%)
Females: 3,777  (53.5%)
Median resident age:

44.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 17872.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $28,922 (it was $20,173 in 2000)
Shamokin:

$28,922
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,398 (it was $12,354 in 2000)

Shamokin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $48,347 (it was $29,200 in 2000)
Shamokin:

$48,347
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $151,244; detached houses: $184,240; townhouses or other attached units: $50,488; in 2-unit structures: $231,838; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $205,654; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $64,590; mobile homes: $40,946

Median gross rent in 2017: $551.

March 2019 cost of living index in Shamokin: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 27.3%
(26.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.5% for Black residents, 56.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Shamokin, PA (2010)
    • 7,01995.2%White alone
    • 1942.6%Hispanic
    • 821.1%Two or more races
    • 390.5%Black alone
    • 300.4%Asian alone
    • 70.09%American Indian alone
    • 30.04%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Shamokin, Pennsylvania as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Shamokin is 327 to 1.


Crime rates in Shamokin by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(26.1)
1
(13.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(27.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(39.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.5)
1
(13.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.8)
1
(13.9)
1
(14.0)
1
(14.2)
4
(57.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(26.1)
1
(13.2)
2
(27.0)
1
(13.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.5)
1
(13.5)
1
(13.7)
3
(41.5)
3
(41.6)
6
(84.2)
2
(28.3)
4
(57.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
42
(547.9)
41
(540.3)
30
(405.6)
15
(205.5)
4
(54.5)
2
(27.0)
4
(54.1)
3
(41.1)
10
(138.2)
16
(222.1)
15
(210.6)
13
(184.2)
48
(683.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
13
(169.6)
11
(145.0)
12
(162.2)
20
(273.9)
6
(81.8)
11
(148.7)
6
(81.2)
9
(123.2)
28
(386.9)
33
(458.1)
31
(435.1)
20
(283.4)
40
(569.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(78.3)
85
(1,120)
48
(649.0)
84
(1,151)
22
(299.9)
48
(648.8)
45
(608.9)
26
(356.0)
71
(981.1)
85
(1,180)
118
(1,656)
105
(1,488)
165
(2,350)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(117.4)
9
(118.6)
14
(189.3)
6
(82.2)
1
(13.6)
2
(27.0)
3
(40.6)
1
(13.7)
2
(27.6)
8
(111.1)
7
(98.3)
7
(99.2)
16
(227.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
6
(79.1)
1
(13.5)
4
(54.8)
1
(13.6)
1
(13.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(27.4)
2
(27.6)
3
(41.6)
3
(42.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)225.3202.8152.5127.929.748.048.236.3119.7211.7183.2144.0380.1

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City-data.com crime index in Shamokin, PA

Crime rate in Shamokin detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: German (25.7%), Italian (18.8%), Polish (13.6%), American (8.8%), Irish (6.8%), Dutch (5.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/01/1950

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 0.83 square miles.

Population density: 8,465 people per square mile   (high).

Shamokin, Pennsylvania map

42 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $935 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $699 (2.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (45.3 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (92.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Marshallton, PA (0.9 miles ),
Fairview-Ferndale, PA (1.0 miles ),
Tharptown (Uniontown), PA (1.1 miles ),
Ranshaw, PA (1.4 miles ),
Kulpmont borough, PA (2.1 miles ),
Marion Heights borough, PA (2.2 miles ),
Elysburg, PA (2.3 miles ),
Strong, PA (2.5 miles)

Latitude: 40.79 N, Longitude: 76.55 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -911 (-12.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 817 (29.9%)

Area code: 570

Distribution of median household income in Shamokin, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Shamokin, PA in 2017
Shamokin satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $91,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $50,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Shamokin, PA residents
Average permit cost in Shamokin, PA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.4%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Historical population in Shamokin, PA
Historical housing units in Shamokin, PA
Most common industries in Shamokin, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.1%)
  • Public administration (11.0%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (13.8%)
  • Construction (11.9%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
  • Educational services (3.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.4%)
  • Public administration (8.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.6%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Apparel (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Shamokin, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Carpenters (4.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)

Average climate in Shamokin, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Shamokin, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 20.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

20.5
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 10.4 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 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.72
U.S.:

1.79
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 0.00035. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00035
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Shamokin-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.0 miles away from the Shamokin city center killed 6 people and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 tornado 30.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shamokin-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 41.8 miles away from Shamokin 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 205.9 miles away from Shamokin center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 246.3 miles away from Shamokin 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 43.0 miles away from Shamokin center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 246.2 miles away from Shamokin 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 293.6 miles away from Shamokin 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 Northumberland County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tropical Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Tropical Depressions: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Shamokin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Shamokin:

  • VNA HEALTH SYSTEM (21 WEST INDEPENDENCE ST)
  • MT VIEW MANOR HOME (BOX 228 R D 1 TREVORTON RD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Shamokin:

  • DAVITA - NORTHUMBERLAND DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; MT. CARMEL, PA)
  • FAMILY HOME MEDICAL (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; MOUNT CARMEL, PA)
  • SAINT CATHERINE MEDICAL CENTER FOUNTAIN SPRINGS (Hospital, about 12 miles away; ASHLAND, PA)
  • SAINT CATHERINE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ASHLAND, PA)
  • GRANDVIEW HEALTH HOMES, INC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; DANVILLE, PA)
  • KINGS HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; ASHLAND, PA)
  • GEISINGER HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; DANVILLE, PA)

Airports and heliports located in Shamokin:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shamokin:

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 17 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 9,452)
  • Susquehanna University (about 17 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,495)
  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 19 miles; Pottsville, PA; FT enrollment: 3,412)
  • Bucknell University (about 21 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,418)
  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (about 39 miles; Harrisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 13,276)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (about 40 miles; Williamsport, PA; FT enrollment: 5,291)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 41 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)

Public high school in Shamokin:

Public elementary/middle school in Shamokin:

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Library in Shamokin:

  • SHAMOKIN & COAL TWP PUB LIB (Operating income: $171,011; Location: 210 EAST INDEPENDENCE ST; 47,948 books; 2,274 audio materials; 1,509 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 82 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Old Coal Mining Town. Surrounded by hills. Named after an Indian

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Shamokin: Liberty Hose Company 2 Station 20 (A), Independence Hose Company Station 40 (B), Rescue Hose Company Station 30 (C), Friendship Fire Engine and Hose Company Station 10 (D), West End Fire Company Station 50 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coal Run (A), Carbon Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Court: Northumberland County - District Justice Court 08 3 03 (2 East Arch Street).

Birthplace of: Stan Coveleski - Major League Baseball pitcher, Jake Daubert - Major League Baseball first baseman, Bud Weiser - Major League Baseball outfielder, Harry Coveleski - Baseball player, Herbert G. Hopwood - Four-star admiral in the Navy who served as commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet, Michael Luchkovich - Politician, George Henry Cram - Union Army officer, Albert A. Francovich - Navy sailor and Navy Cross recipient, Claude Beck - Surgeon, Dan Reeder - Football player.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Shamokin and their reported violations in the past:

AQUA PA MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP (Population served: 900, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In APR-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-20-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-07-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-07-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-07-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-07-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-19-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 7 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
AQUA PA KRATZERVILLE (Population served: 435, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-19-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
AQUA PA LINKS AT GETTYSBURG SY (Population served: 270, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-22-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-28-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-28-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-19-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-28-2008)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
AQUA PA INC MERIBAH WATER CO (Population served: 135, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In DEC-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-20-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-21-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-29-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2008)
EAST CAMERON TWP FIRE CO (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-12-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2013)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Shamokin that have no violations reported:

  • AQUA PA ROARING CREEK DIVISION (Population served: 43,000, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • AQUA PA MONROE TWP (Population served: 2,400, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • AQUA PA PENNSVIEW SYSTEM (Population served: 350, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STIELYS RIVER SHORE CAMPSITE (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

55.4%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.9%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
18 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
3 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
20 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Banks with branches in Shamokin (2011 data):

  • Susquehanna Bank: West End Branch at North Second And Walnut Streets, branch established on 1925/10/05; Shamokin Branch at 300 East Independence Street, branch established on 1921/08/21. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Shamokin Branch at 117 West Independence Street, branch established on 1968/03/18. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • FNB Bank, National Association: Shamokin Branch at 100 West Independence Street, branch established on 1921/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $387.3 mil, Deposits: $306.1 mil, headquarters in Danville, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • First National Bank of Pennsylvania: Shamokin Branch at 10 South Market Street, branch established on 1900/11/17. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $9,581.0 mil, Deposits: $7,462.2 mil, headquarters in Greenville, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 291 total offices, Holding Company: F.N.b. Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Shamokin:

Marital status in Shamokin, PA
  • Never married: 31.9%
  • Now married: 39.6%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

For population 25 years and over in Shamokin:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Shamokin
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shamokin, PA (based on Northumberland County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant21,455102
Catholic14,54012
Evangelical Protestant9,79462
Other2,6629
Black Protestant1181
Orthodox761
None45,883-
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: 19
This county:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Northumberland County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
This county:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 63
This county:

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Northumberland County:

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.3%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Northumberland County:

11.5%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Shamokin:

50.9%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.3%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.0
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.4%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Shamokin:

10.0%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Shamokin:

33.7%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

55.5%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Shamokin:

76.3%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Shamokin, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 12$57,177$57,1770$0
Streets and Highways 7$23,246$39,8500$0
Other Government Administration 5$11,067$26,5615$1,359
Financial Administration 1$4,070$48,8403$1,720
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$542
Police - Other 0$0 3$3,578
Firefighters 0$0 4$272
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 25$95,560$45,86916$7,471

Shamokin government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,251,000 ($177.17)
    Regular Highways: $763,000 ($108.06)
    General - Other: $625,000 ($88.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $108,000 ($15.30)
    Central Staff Services: $93,000 ($13.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $65,000 ($9.21)
    Financial Administration: $48,000 ($6.80)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $45,000 ($6.37)
    General Public Buildings: $39,000 ($5.52)
    Housing and Community Development: $30,000 ($4.25)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000 ($2.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($0.57)
    Transit Utilities: $1,000 ($0.14)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $2,244,000 ($317.80)
    Other Investments - Other: $1,503,000 ($212.86)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $1,266,000 ($179.29)
    Benefit Payments: $434,000 ($61.46)
    Withdrawals: $8,000 ($1.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $142,000 ($20.11)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,243,000 ($176.04)

Shamokin government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parking Facilities: $108,000 ($15.30)
    Other: $40,000 ($5.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000 ($4.96)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.28)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $293,000 ($41.50)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $81,000 ($11.47)
    Local Employee Contribution: $70,000 ($9.91)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $12,000 ($1.70)
    Highways: $10,000 ($1.42)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $20,000 ($2.83)
    Rents: $13,000 ($1.84)
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,000 ($0.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $235,000 ($33.28)
    Highways: $153,000 ($21.67)
    Housing and Community Development: $30,000 ($4.25)
    General Local Government Support: $26,000 ($3.68)
  • Tax - Property: $1,157,000 ($163.86)
    Individual Income: $408,000 ($57.78)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $260,000 ($36.82)
    Public Utility License: $57,000 ($8.07)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $43,000 ($6.09)

Shamokin government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,973,000 ($279.42)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,878,000 ($265.97)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $95,000 ($13.45)

Shamokin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $1,080,000 ($152.95)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,000 ($4.53)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $69,000 ($9.77)

4.50% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,774 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
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 Union County, PA  0.64% ($34,238 average AGI)
from Snyder County, PA  0.53% ($28,851)
from Lycoming County, PA  0.47% ($37,731)


4.88% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,595 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
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 Union County, PA  0.70% ($55,460 average AGI)
to Snyder County, PA  0.50% ($38,427)
to Lycoming County, PA  0.40% ($52,405)
Businesses in Shamokin, PA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2Kroger2
CVS1La-Z-Boy1
Chevrolet1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Dunkin Donuts1McDonald's1
FedEx1Pizza Hut1
GNC1Rite Aid1
H&R Block1UPS1
Kincaid1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Shamokin:

  • WISL (1480 AM; 1 kW; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: BASIC LICENSING, INC.)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPGM (1570 AM; 3 kW; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, 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.)
  • WHP (580 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shamokin:

  • WBLJ-FM (95.3 FM; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEGH (107.3 FM; NORTHUMBERLAND, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVLY-FM (100.9 FM; MILTON, PA; Owner: MILTON-LEWISBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQSU (88.9 FM; SELINSGROVE, PA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)
  • WRVH (107.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZXR (99.3 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBZD-FM (93.3 FM; MUNCY, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • W289AI (105.7 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENN. EDUC. TV ASSOC.)
  • WILQ (105.1 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • W220BE (91.9 FM; ST. CLAIR, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Shamokin:

  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WITF-TV (Channel 33; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
Shamokin fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Shamokin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 141ft / 43.2mTotal length
  • $1,491,000Total costs
  • 64,821Total average daily traffic
  • 2,868Total average daily truck traffic
  • 99,456Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Shamokin, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 31900-1909
  • 31910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Shamokin, PA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Shamokin)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Shamokin, PA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Shamokin)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182R (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 182SQ , Serial Number: 18267840, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 03/04/1981, Certificate Issue Date: 05/27/2014
    Registrant (Individual): David H Miller, 210 Miller Ln, Shamokin, PA 17872
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182R (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6588N , Serial Number: 18267840, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 03/04/1981, Certificate Issue Date: 05/27/2014
    Registrant (Individual): David H Miller, 210 Miller Ln, Shamokin, PA 17872

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 22. The highest number of fire incidents - 55 took place in 2006, and the least - 0 in 2011. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Shamokin, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (57.4%), and Outside Fires (23.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Shamokin, PA
    • 18657.4%Structure Fires
    • 7623.5%Outside Fires
    • 4714.5%Other
    • 154.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Shamokin, PA
Most common first names in Shamokin, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John45172.5 years
Mary42078.6 years
William30272.5 years
Joseph27473.9 years
Anna25580.9 years
Helen19178.7 years
Edward18071.2 years
Charles16574.2 years
George15474.4 years
Frank13774.9 years
Most common last names in Shamokin, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller6578.3 years
Snyder6572.8 years
Long6373.8 years
Kerstetter5975.7 years
Thomas5676.4 years
Weikel4672.5 years
Smith3976.9 years
Jones3675.9 years
Reed3676.5 years
Williams3372.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Shamokin, PA
  • 46.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 26.1%Utility gas
  • 17.9%Electricity
  • 5.7%Coal or coke
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Shamokin, PA
  • 35.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 32.1%Electricity
  • 25.6%Utility gas
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Wood
  • 0.4%Coal or coke


Shamokin compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Shamokin on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest housing density (population 2,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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