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Population in 2012: 7,316 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.7%
 

Males: 3,651  (49.9%)
Females: 3,665  (50.1%)

Median resident age:  39.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 17872.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,664 (it was $20,173 in 2000)
Shamokin:

$30,664
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,517

Shamokin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $39,105 (it was $29,200 in 2000)
Shamokin:

$39,105
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $50,668; Detached houses: $68,272; Townhouses or other attached units: $40,764; In 2-unit structures: $80,083; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $86,282; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $103,954

Median gross rent in 2012: $494.

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  • White alone - 7,059 (95.8%)
  • Hispanic - 126 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 120 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 36 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 13 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 10 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 6 (0.08%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Shamokin: 83.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (28.3%), Irish (15.1%), Polish (14.5%), Italian (11.6%), Dutch (7.0%), English (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/01/1950

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 0.83 square miles.

Population density: 8,771 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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For population 25 years and over in Shamokin:

  • High school or higher: 83.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 16.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shamokin city:

  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 43.7%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

35 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.5%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Shamokin, Pennsylvania as of September 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Shamokin to the number of sex offenders is 406 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $658 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $525 (1.5%)

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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) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $91,000
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 40.79 N, Longitude: 76.55 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,056 (-14.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 465 (16.7%)

Area code: 570

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Crime rates in Shamokin by Year
Type 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2100000
per 100,000 26.113.20.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 3011000
per 100,000 39.10.013.513.70.00.00.0
Robberies 2121011
per 100,000 26.113.227.013.70.013.513.5
Assaults 42413015424
per 100,000 547.9540.3405.6205.554.527.054.1
Burglaries 131112206116
per 100,000 169.6145.0162.2273.981.8148.781.2
Thefts 6854884224845
per 100,000 78.31120.2649.01150.5299.9648.8608.9
Auto thefts 99146123
per 100,000 117.4118.6189.382.213.627.040.6
Arson 0614110
per 100,000 0.079.113.554.813.613.50.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 284.7) 236.8213.2160.3134.531.250.450.6

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 13 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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Shamokin, Pennsylvania accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.3%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,216 (-13.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Shamokin-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 33% greater 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 slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% 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 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 43.0 miles away from Shamokin 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 77.0 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 47.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 57.7 miles away from Shamokin center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Northumberland County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.


Hospitals/medical centers in Shamokin:

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

Other hospitals/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)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shamokin:

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 16 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 8,552)
  • Susquehanna University (about 17 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,187)
  • Bucknell University (about 21 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,667)
  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (about 39 miles; Harrisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (about 40 miles; Williamsport, PA; FT enrollment: 5,469)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 41 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 3,717)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 42 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,361)

Public high schools in Shamokin:

Private elementary/middle school in Shamokin:

  • TRANSFIGURATION ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 56; Location: 129 N SHAMOKIN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Shamokin, School District: SHAMOKIN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

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

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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).

 
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 ROARING CREEK DIVISION (Population served: 43000, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-1998. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-1998)
AQUA PA MONROE TWP (Population served: 2400, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and AUG-10-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (AUG-10-2002)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1994 and JAN-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-13-1994), St Compliance achieved (JAN-30-2001)
  • 7 regular monitoring violations
AQUA PA PENNSVIEW SYSTEM (Population served: 350, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 12 regular monitoring violations
AQUA PA INC MERIBAH WATER CO (Population served: 134, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and DEC-23-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (NOV-21-2002), Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-23-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and NOV-14-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (OCT-15-2001), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-14-2001)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-29-1999), St Boil Water Order (JUL-29-1999), St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-1999)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (MAY-27-1999), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-28-1999), St Compliance achieved (JUN-07-1999)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • AQUA PA LINKS AT GETTYSBURG SY (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.9%
(18.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Black residents, 54.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.2% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 13.4% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Shamokin, PA

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

Shamokin compared to Pennsylvania state average:

Shamokin, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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


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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

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Shamokin travel time to work - commute


Shamokin mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (45%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Utility gas (22%)
  • Coal or coke (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Shamokin city (based on Northumberland County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.22%
Here60.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of Christ The Wesleyan Church
Adherents36.5%19.9%14.5%8.6%8.1%
Congregations7.7%20.5%20.5%14.7%3.8%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Christian and Missionary AllianceAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents2.5%1.5%1.1%1.0%6.5%
Congregations5.8%1.9%1.9%1.3%21.8%
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: 19
Northumberland County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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
Here:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

9.6%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Northumberland County:

29.3%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.5%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 3$1,229
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$9,388
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$553
Police Protection - Officers 13$51,651$47,6780$0
Police - Other 0$0 14$13,126
Streets and Highways 8$21,458$32,1870$0
Totals for Government 21$73,109$41,77727$24,296

Shamokin government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $44,000 ($6.01)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $678,000 ($92.67)
    General - Other: $586,000 ($80.10)
    Regular Highways: $520,000 ($71.08)
    Parks & Recreation: $81,000 ($11.07)
    Central Staff Services: $74,000 ($10.11)
    Sewerage: $70,000 ($9.57)
    Fire Protection: $66,000 ($9.02)
    Housing & Community Development: $46,000 ($6.29)
    Financial Administration: $40,000 ($5.47)
    General Public Buildings: $32,000 ($4.37)
    Health Services - Other: $24,000 ($3.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000 ($1.91)
    Libraries: $8,000 ($1.09)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $1,095,000 ($149.67)
    Benefit Payments: $440,000 ($60.14)
    Withdrawals: $16,000 ($2.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,042,000 ($142.43)

Shamokin government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $222,000 ($30.34)
    Parking Facilities: $91,000 ($12.44)
    Sewerage: $70,000 ($9.57)
    Parks & Recreation: $45,000 ($6.15)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $324,000 ($44.29)
    Local Employee Contribution: $21,000 ($2.87)
    From Local Government: $10,000 ($1.37)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($0.27)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $92,000 ($12.58)
    Interest Earnings: $32,000 ($4.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $136,000 ($18.59)
    All Other: $86,000 ($11.76)
    General Support: $8,000 ($1.09)
  • Tax - Property: $688,000 ($94.04)
    Individual Income: $364,000 ($49.75)
    NEC: $301,000 ($41.14)

Shamokin government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $10,000 ($1.37)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $6,000 ($0.82)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $4,000 ($0.55)

Shamokin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $4,863,000 ($664.71)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $532,000 ($72.72)

4.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,316 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($164 average AGI)
Northumberland County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Union County, PA  0.68% ($30,529 average AGI)
from Snyder County, PA  0.49% ($28,565)
from Lycoming County, PA  0.39% ($28,164)


4.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,638 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($296 average AGI)
Northumberland County:

0.06%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Union County, PA  0.76% ($29,919 average AGI)
to Snyder County, PA  0.55% ($33,472)
to Lycoming County, PA  0.32% ($29,184)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Shamokin, Pennsylvania:
  • Fatal accident count: 9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Pennsylvania average:
  • Fatal accident count: 92
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 133
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 99
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 230
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

See more detailed statistics of Shamokin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 15
Total length: 28 meters (92ft)
Total costs: $2,000
Total average daily traffic: 56,219
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,641
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 70,410

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 3
  • 1910-1919: 3
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Shamokin, PA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 6th & Water Sts (Lat: 40.790083 Lon: -76.564139), Call Sign: KAR452
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.0600 MHz, 46.1400 MHz, 46.5000 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/24/2004, Expiration Date: 09/14/2014
    Registrant: City Of Shamokin, Sixth And Water Street, Shamokin, PA 17872, Phone: (570) 648-5708, Fax: (570) 648-5988, Email:
  • Dirt Ln (Lat: 40.786194 Lon: -76.694694), Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: KKK494, Licensee ID: L00035552
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.895 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/18/2004, Expiration Date: 03/28/2014
    Registrant: Service Electric Cablevision Inc, 1259 S Cedar Crest Blvd Ste 260, Allentown, PA 18103, Phone: (610) 432-2210
  • Boyer Knob Fire Tower (Lat: 40.756194 Lon: -76.511056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: WPLT820
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.050 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/15/2013, Expiration Date: 02/04/2023, Certifier: Gerald T Nesvold
    Registrant: Keystone Communications, 463 Duke Street, Northumberland, PA 17857, Phone: (570) 473-3146, Fax: (570) 473-3130, Email:
  • Lat: 40.788889 Lon: -76.559167, Call Sign: WPTH239
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.762 MHz, 468.837 MHz, 469.137 MHz, 469.462 MHz, 469.637 MHz, 469.662 MHz, 469.887 MHz, 457.512 MHz, 457.537 MHz, 457.562 MHz, 457.587 MHz, 457.612 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/02/2001, Expiration Date: 10/02/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2011, Certifier: Sheryl Hikes
    Registrant: H M Electronics Inc, 6675 Mesa Ridge Road, San Diego, CA 92121, Phone: (858) 535-6166, Fax: (858) 552-0139
  • Lat: 40.760083 Lon: -76.538306, Call Sign: WPUT645
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.265 MHz, 155.205 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/25/2012, Expiration Date: 04/30/2022, Certifier: Forrest W Shurock
    Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1588 Fairfield Road Ste 7, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • Noru61, Trevorton Remote (Lat: 40.762611 Lon: -76.718528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQOE544
    Assigned Frequencies: 851.412 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2011, Expiration Date: 08/31/2021, Certifier: Charles K Leto
    Registrant: Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania, 2605 Interstate Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110, Phone: (717) 772-8024, Fax: (717) 772-8097, Email:
  • Lat: 40.813278 Lon: -76.582306, Call Sign: WQPB239
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.035 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/26/2012, Expiration Date: 03/26/2022, Certifier: Robert W Clark
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • SHAMOKIN, State Route 2026 (Lat: 40.806333 Lon: -76.529722), Type: Mast, Structure height: 89.9 m, Overall height: 92.7 m, Call Sign: WMK801
    Assigned Frequencies: 6241.71 MHz, 6197.24 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 11/08/2012, Certifier: Carol L Tacker
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • On Big Mountain 2.1 Mi Ne Of (Lat: 40.806472 Lon: -76.528833), Overall height: 37.5 m, Call Sign: WNTY670
    Assigned Frequencies: 6640.62 MHz, 6610.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/02/2010, Expiration Date: 09/19/2020
    Registrant: Phone: (717) 938-1638
  • On Boyers Knob (Lat: 40.756194 Lon: -76.511333), Overall height: 21.9 m, Call Sign: WNTY671
    Assigned Frequencies: 6800.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/02/2010, Expiration Date: 09/19/2020
    Registrant: Phone: (717) 938-1638
  • FN21, 2.1 Miles Ne Of Shamokin Pa State Rte 2026 (Lat: 40.806333 Lon: -76.529722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 89.9 m, Overall height: 92.7 m, Call Sign: WQPI938
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/01/2012, Expiration Date: 06/01/2022, Certifier: Melvin L Van Cleave
    Registrant: Cavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc., 7732 Donegan Drive, Manassas, VA 20109, Phone: (703) 392-9090, Email:
  • BOYERS KNOB, 6 Mi Se Of (Lat: 40.754806 Lon: -76.508000), Overall height: 32.3 m, Call Sign: WHT338
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/21/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/28/2011
    Registrant: Penn Service Microwave Company, 115 Mill Street, Danville, PA 17821, Phone: (570) 275-8410, Fax: (570) 275-3888, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Northumberland County Airport (Lat: 40.836944 Lon: -76.552500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WQMR435
    Assigned Frequencies: 119.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/28/2010, Expiration Date: 10/28/2020, Certifier: Ron Smith
    Registrant: Aviation Spectrum Resources Inc, 2551 Riva Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401, Phone: (410) 266-2132, Fax: (410) 573-3003, Email:
  • Northumberland County Airport (Lat: 40.837028 Lon: -76.545500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WQMY625
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/2010, Expiration Date: 11/09/2020, Certifier: Jonathan Lunenfeld
    Registrant: Aviation Spectrum Resources Inc, 2551 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401, Phone: (410) 266-2132, Fax: (410) 573-3003, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7960N , Serial Number: 28-5376, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 04/01/1969
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Edward J Jr Linkus, 838 Cliff Street, Shamokin, PA 17872, Other Owners: David F Witt


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 55
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - Shamokin


See full 2006 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
Businesses in Shamokin, PA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2La-Z-Boy1
CVS1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Dunkin Donuts1McDonald's1
FedEx1Pizza Hut1
GNC1Rite Aid1
H&R Block1UPS1
Kincaid1Wendy's1
Kroger2

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