Sheppton, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 239. Population change since 2000: 0.0%
Males: 125  (52.4%)
Females: 114  (47.6%)
Median resident age:  41.2 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 18248.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,682 (it was $26,042 in 2000)
Sheppton:

$33,682
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,450 (it was $12,547 in 2000)

Sheppton CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $67,181 (it was $56,500 in 2000)
Sheppton:

$67,181
PA:

$164,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $124,662; Detached houses: $154,794; Townhouses or other attached units: $55,477; In 2-unit structures: $83,787; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $91,557; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $104,851; Mobile homes: $43,194
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  • Races in Sheppton, PA (2010)

    Sheppton races chart
    • 23598.3%White alone
    • 20.8%Asian alone
    • 20.8%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Sheppton: 97.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.1%), Italian (19.2%), Irish (7.5%), Dutch (6.7%), Polish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1640 feet

Land area: 0.05 square miles.

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

Sheppton, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Sheppton:

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sheppton CDP:

  • Never married: 41.1%
  • Now married: 34.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 20.0%

23 residents are foreign born (13.5% Latin America).

This place:

13.5%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Sheppton, Pennsylvania as of May 03, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Sheppton to the number of sex offenders is 239 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,124 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $665 (1.0%)

Sheppton satellite photo by USGS

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 June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (50%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (21%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Retail trade (56%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (36%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (58%)
  • Sales and related occupations (28%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (3%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Sheppton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sheppton, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sheppton-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 9% smaller 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 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 39.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 230.1 miles away from Sheppton 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) earthquake occurred 226.4 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 the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 276.7 miles away from Sheppton center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 266.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sheppton topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • ALL CARE HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; HAZLETON, PA)
  • HAZLETON ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 9 miles away; HAZLETON, PA)
  • FRANCISCAN SCC, THE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; HAZLETON, PA)
  • HAZLETON GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; HAZLETON, 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:

  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 17 miles; Pottsville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,412)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 19 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 22 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • Wilkes University (about 27 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • King's College (about 28 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,392)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 31 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 4,391)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 32 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,099)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 68.2. This is about average.

City:

68.2
U.S.:

74.2

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

City:

0.462
U.S.:

0.303

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.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.9
U.S.:

32.0

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

J & J AUCTION SERVICE WATER SY (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
MONTFORT RESTAURANT AND BAR (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • STEWARDS STORE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SHEPPTON MINI MART (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 42.0%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 96.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 98.4% for other race 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
2 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

Sheppton compared to Pennsylvania state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (61%)
  • Coal or coke (19%)
  • Electricity (17%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,81448
Mainline Protestant37,489144
Evangelical Protestant7,71973
Other1,34610
Orthodox7357
Black Protestant1771
None60,009-
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: 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%

3.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,818 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.03%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Berks County, PA  0.40% ($35,142 average AGI)
from Luzerne County, PA  0.30% ($28,678)
from Carbon County, PA  0.29% ($29,710)


3.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,022 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.44%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($171 average AGI)
Schuylkill County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.38% ($28,378 average AGI)
to Berks County, PA  0.32% ($36,439)
to Carbon County, PA  0.23% ($24,109)

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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