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Population in 2010: 239. Population change since 2000: 0.0%
Males: 115  (48.2%)
Females: 124  (51.8%)

Median resident age:  42.2 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 18248.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,366 (it was $26,042 in 2000)
Sheppton:

$52,366
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,731

Sheppton CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $66,843 (it was $56,500 in 2000)
Sheppton:

$66,843
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $72,083; Detached houses: $71,531; Townhouses or other attached units: $74,545

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  • White alone - 235 (98.3%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.8%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sheppton: 98.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.6%), Italian (15.6%), Dutch (7.5%), Lithuanian (6.1%), Irish (5.8%), Polish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1640 feet

Land area: 0.05 square miles.

Population density: 4,492 people per square mile 
 
 (average).




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For population 25 years and over in Sheppton:

  • High school or higher: 97.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sheppton CDP:

  • Never married: 32.2%
  • Now married: 43.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.8%
  • Divorced: 21.7%

30 residents are foreign born (13.3% Latin America).

This place:  13.8%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,012 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $675 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Allentown, PA (39.3 miles , pop. 106,632).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (80.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Oneida, PA (0.9 miles ), Weston, PA (1.8 miles ), Brandonville, PA (1.9 miles ), Nuremberg, PA (2.0 miles ), Delano, PA (2.1 miles ), Grier City, PA (2.4 miles ), Mahanoy City borough, PA (2.4 miles ), Kelayres, PA (2.4 miles ).

Latitude: 40.90 N, Longitude: 76.12 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Sheppton household income distribution Sheppton home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.9%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (50%)
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Retail trade (47%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (15%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Sheppton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 35% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/26/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.5 miles away from the Sheppton place center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 31.0 miles away from the place center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sheppton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 84% 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 39.4 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 39.8 miles away from Sheppton 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 56.7 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 52.3 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 80.9 miles away from Sheppton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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 Sheppton:

  • SHENANDOAH MANOR NURSING CENTE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SHENANDOAH, PA)
  • RIDGEVIEW HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SHENANDOAH, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE HAZLETON (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; HAZLETON, PA)

Political contributions by individuals in Sheppton, PA

Operable nuclear power plants near Sheppton:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sheppton:

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 19 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 8,552)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 22 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 3,717)
  • Wilkes University (about 27 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,593)
  • King's College (about 28 miles; Wilkes Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,022)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 32 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 3,422)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 32 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,093)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 38 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,361)

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Notable location: Sheppton - Oneida Volunteer Fire 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.462. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.462
U.S.:

0.401
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 5.72. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

5.72
U.S.:

2.96

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

IRVINS TAVERN (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
J & J AUCTION SERVICE WATER SY (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 37.0%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 98.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 98.6% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  64.9%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.6%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sheppton, PA

2 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

Sheppton compared to Pennsylvania state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sheppton travel time to work - commute


Sheppton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (63%)
  • Coal or coke (23%)
  • Electricity (14%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sheppton 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.
Pennsylvania:

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
Here:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

10.5%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Schuylkill County:

30.3%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.3%
Pennsylvania:

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 Sheppton:

  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLSH (1410 AM; 5 kW; LANSFORD, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • WAZL (1490 AM; 1 kW; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sheppton:

  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W220BE (91.9 FM; ST. CLAIR, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMGH-FM (105.5 FM; TAMAQUA, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W218AX (91.5 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: GOSPEL MEDIA INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W202BD (88.3 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WAMT (103.1 FM; FREELAND, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKAB (103.5 FM; BERWICK, PA; Owner: 4M BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sheppton:

  • 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.)
  • W07BV (Channel 7; WILKES-BARRE, ETC., PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • WYLN-LP (Channel 35; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
  • Service Call: 1


Most common first names in Sheppton, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2477.6 years
John1770.4 years
Anna1280.4 years
Joseph1266.9 years
George878.5 years
William672.7 years
Peter671.4 years
Catherine489.8 years
Andrew477.5 years
Dorothy485.3 years
Most common last names in Sheppton, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fellin977.9 years
Helock777.0 years
Antonelli675.0 years
Houser671.0 years
Andrews572.0 years
Sartori574.8 years
Shenyo583.6 years
Macus468.7 years
Rupert475.7 years
Davidson377.1 years
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