Shickshinny, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2014: 826 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.9%
 
Males: 437  (53.0%)
Females: 389  (47.0%)
Median resident age:  43.5 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 18655.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $28,836 (it was $28,594 in 2000)
Shickshinny:

$28,836
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,321 (it was $14,880 in 2000)

Shickshinny borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $76,921 (it was $56,900 in 2000)
Shickshinny:

$76,921
PA:

$164,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $148,343; Detached houses: $159,871; Townhouses or other attached units: $96,516; In 2-unit structures: $93,919; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $126,912; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $329,671; Mobile homes: $31,081; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $14,444

Median gross rent in 2013: $437.

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  • Races in Shickshinny, PA (2010)

    Shickshinny races chart
    • 82097.9%White alone
    • 81.0%Hispanic
    • 60.7%Two or more races
    • 40.5%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Shickshinny: 91.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.2%), Polish (15.3%), English (9.4%), United States (9.1%), Irish (6.5%), Dutch (5.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 11/30/1861

Elevation: 518 feet

Land area: 0.37 square miles.

Population density: 2,232 people per square mile   (low).

Shickshinny,PA real estate house value index trend

Shickshinny, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Shickshinny:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shickshinny borough:

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 52.6%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

44 residents are foreign born (5.4% Latin America).

This borough:

5.9%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $919 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,075 (1.3%)

Shickshinny satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (30.8 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (95.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Mocanaqua, PA (1.0 miles ), Glen Lyon, PA (2.1 miles ), Wanamie, PA (2.5 miles ), Foundryville, PA (2.6 miles ), New Columbus borough, PA (2.7 miles ), East Berwick, PA (2.7 miles ), Sheatown, PA (2.8 miles ), Nescopeck borough, PA (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 41.15 N, Longitude: 76.15 W

Area code: 570

Shickshinny household income distribution Shickshinny home values distribution

Property values in Shickshinny, PA

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -127 (-11.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Material moving occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Material moving occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Shickshinny, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Shickshinny-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 24% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.7 miles away from the Shickshinny borough center killed 2 people and injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 7/29/1976, a category F3 tornado 33.1 miles away from the borough center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shickshinny-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 57.3 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 214.4 miles away from Shickshinny 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 221.7 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 57.7 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 261.5 miles away from Shickshinny center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 261.8 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 Luzerne County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Birthplace of: Ryan McGlynn - Nextel Cup series NASCAR driver (born: Nov 22, 1974), Carl Sawatski - Baseball player, Lee Vincent - Musician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Shickshinny:

  • BERWICK HOSPITAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; BERWICK, PA)
  • BERWICK RETIREMENT VILLAGE NRS (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BERWICK, PA)
  • GUARDIAN ELDER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; NANTICOKE, PA)
  • BERWICK HOME HEALTH HOSPICE CA (Hospital, about 8 miles away; BERWICK, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE NANTICOKE (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; NANTICOKE, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE BERWICK (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; BERWICK, PA)
  • MERCY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; NANTICOKE, PA)

Operable nuclear power plants near Shickshinny:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shickshinny:

  • Luzerne County Community College (about 9 miles; Nanticoke, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,724)
  • Wilkes University (about 16 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • King's College (about 16 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,392)
  • Misericordia University (about 17 miles; Dallas, PA; FT enrollment: 2,554)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 19 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)
  • University of Scranton (about 32 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 5,488)
  • Marywood University (about 34 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,959)

Public high school in Shickshinny:

  • NORTHWEST AREA HS (Location: 243 THORNE HILL RD, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Shickshinny:

  • NORTHWEST AREA PRIMARY SCH (Students: 698, Location: 417 SHICKSHINNY LAKE RD, Grades: KG-2)
  • NORTHWEST AREA INTERMEDIATE SCH (Location: 21 SUNSET LAKE RD, Grades: 3-6)
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Notable locations in Shickshinny: Salem Colliery (A), Shickshinny Volunteer Fire Company (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Shickshinny Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Pony Party Paradise (Petting Zoos; 813 Winding Road).

Luzerne 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 2013 was 63.0. This is about average.

City:

63.0
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.331. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.331
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 11.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.537. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.537
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 14.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 13.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.0
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.6%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.3 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  59.0%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  6.2%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shickshinny borough (based on Luzerne County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic138,00075
Mainline Protestant31,734142
Evangelical Protestant12,502108
Other5,13417
Orthodox1,66712
Black Protestant1181
None131,763-
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: 65
Luzerne County:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 34
Luzerne County:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 96
Luzerne County:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 294
Here:

9.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Luzerne County:

27.4%
Pennsylvania:

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

9.6%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.8%
State:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.7%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.6%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Shickshinny:

14.3%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Shickshinny:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Shickshinny:

35.0%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

55.7%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.7%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Shickshinny, 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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,860
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$2,051
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$2,551
Totals for Government 0$0 5$6,462

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $59,000 ($71.43)
    Central Staff Services: $41,000 ($49.64)
    Police Protection: $37,000 ($44.79)
    General Public Buildings: $35,000 ($42.37)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $27,000 ($32.69)
    Housing & Community Development: $23,000 ($27.85)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($16.95)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $10,000 ($12.11)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($9.69)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($7.26)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($2.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($1.21)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($1.21)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $11,000 ($13.32)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $91,000 ($110.17)

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

  • Charges - Parking Facilities: $3,000 ($3.63)
    All Other: $1,000 ($1.21)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $14,000 ($16.95)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $25,000 ($30.27)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $24,000 ($29.06)
    All Other: $8,000 ($9.69)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $76,000 ($92.01)
    NEC: $31,000 ($37.53)
    Property: $29,000 ($35.11)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $16,000 ($19.37)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $16,000 ($19.37)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $181,000 ($219.13)

3.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,470 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.48%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($458 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.06%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lackawanna County, PA  0.41% ($33,801 average AGI)
from Columbia County, PA  0.17% ($35,230)
from Schuylkill County, PA  0.17% ($28,378)


3.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.51%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($325 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lackawanna County, PA  0.36% ($35,214 average AGI)
to Columbia County, PA  0.16% ($28,552)
to Schuylkill County, PA  0.14% ($28,678)

Strongest AM radio stations in Shickshinny:

  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WNAK (730 AM; 1 kW; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: SEVEN-THIRTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WFBS (1280 AM; 1 kW; BERWICK, PA; Owner: FBS WIRELESS CORPORATION)
  • WITK (1550 AM; 10 kW; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ROBERT C. CORDARO, INC.)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shickshinny:

  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WCWQ (93.7 FM; DALLAS, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKAB (103.5 FM; BERWICK, PA; Owner: 4M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • WAMT (103.1 FM; FREELAND, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • W288BE (105.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WGGY (101.3 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WRGN (88.1 FM; SWEET VALLEY, PA; Owner: GOSPEL MEDIA INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WWDL-FM (104.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: LANE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGGI (95.9 FM; BENTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Shickshinny:

  • W68CE (Channel 68; SHICKSHINNY, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • W07BV (Channel 7; WILKES-BARRE, ETC., PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • W67DE (Channel 67; NEWPORT, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)
  • WQPX (Channel 64; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: PAXSON SCRANTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • W47AO (Channel 47; BERWICK, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)
  • W19CI (Channel 19; BERWICK, PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)

Shickshinny fatal accident list:

May 12, 2006 09:42 PM, Us-11, Sr-239, Lat: 41.14614, Lon: -76.14911, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jun 1, 1997 10:25 PM, 11, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 14, 1995 07:40 PM, 11, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jun 15, 1994 12:40 AM, 11, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jul 8, 1987 03:45 PM, Sr00110210, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 30m98ftTotal length
  • $20,000Total costs
  • 14,031Total average daily traffic
  • 553Total average daily truck traffic
  • 16,583Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Robin Wesstrom, 21 Sunset Lake Road (Lat: 41.219167 Lon: -76.107500), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 42079 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Registrant: 5704733146, Rwesstrom@keystone-Communications.Com, 463 DUKE STREET
  • Robin R Wesstrom, 21 Sunset Lake Road (Lat: 41.219167 Lon: -76.107500), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 42079 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Registrant: 5704733146, Rwesstrom@keystone-Communications.Com, 463 DUKE STREET

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Huntington Mountain 5300 Ft W Of Int Rt 11 And 239 (Lat: 41.157028 Lon: -76.173000), Structure height: 37 m, Call Sign: KXH338
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.755 MHz, 155.505 MHz, 155.670 MHzGrant Date: 12/27/2013, Expiration Date: 03/25/2024Registrant: State Police Bcis, 8001 Bretz Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17112, Phone: (717) 787-8596, Fax: (717) 705-4050, Email:
  • Pa Game Lands 260 2 Mi W (Lat: 41.157028 Lon: -76.173278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 58 m, Call Sign: WPFU618
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.475 MHzGrant Date: 07/23/2004, Expiration Date: 10/13/2014, Cancellation Date: 02/15/2013Registrant: Comm. Of Pa, Office Of Attorney General, 106 Lowther Street, Lemoyne, PA 17043, Phone: (717) 712-1300, Fax: (717) 712-1257, Email:
  • Shickshinny Fire Twr (Lat: 41.166472 Lon: -76.149917), Type: Building, Structure height: 14 m, Overall height: 20 m, Call Sign: WNJI344
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.1800 MHzGrant Date: 05/07/2002, Expiration Date: 07/15/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/29/2012, Certifier: Signature On FileRegistrant: Ugi Utilities, 1 Ugi Center, Wilkes Barre, PA 18711, Phone: (570) 829-8849, Fax: (570) 829-8743, Email:
  • Luze04, 1 Miles West Of (Lat: 41.158833 Lon: -76.169111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WPWJ886
    Assigned Frequencies: 851.687 MHz, 852.037 MHzGrant Date: 10/13/2012, Expiration Date: 12/03/2022, Certifier: Donald R Appleby JrRegistrant: Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania, 8001 Bretz Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17112, Phone: (717) 772-8024, Fax: (717) 772-8097, Email:
  • SHICKSHINNY, Shickshinny Remote (Lat: 41.167222 Lon: -76.151944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQHR890
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.925 MHzGrant Date: 10/19/2007, Expiration Date: 10/19/2017, Certifier: John AnkenbrandRegistrant: Luzerne County 911, 100 Young St, Wilkes Barre, PA 18706, Phone: (570) 826-3059, Fax: (570) 826-3056, Email:
  • Lat: 41.184167 Lon: -76.187750, Call Sign: WQJR989
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.462 MHz, 469.462 MHz, 463.437 MHz, 464.837 MHz, 463.212 MHzGrant Date: 12/09/2008, Expiration Date: 12/09/2018, Certifier: Ryan CraigRegistrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1588 Fairfield Road Ste 7, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:
  • Lat: 41.206083 Lon: -76.138194, Call Sign: WQVY918
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.880 MHzGrant Date: 06/18/2015, Expiration Date: 06/18/2025, Certifier: Lori A RagazzoRegistrant: Washington Radio Reports, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Shickshinny)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 172R , Serial Number: 47349, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 02/19/1960
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffrey Hartman, 1027 State Route 11, Shickshinny, PA 18655
  • Aircraft: KLUSMIER LAWRENCE A RV-6A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 17LD , Serial Number: 21385, Airworthiness Date: 01/15/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Lawrence A Klusmier, 1076 Shickshinny Valley Rd, Shickshinny, PA 18655
  • Aircraft: DESTINY 2003 XLT (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 8573A , Serial Number: 4C0578, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 03/02/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Jon E Lucas, 182 Cherry Hill Rd, Shickshinny, PA 18655

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$64,5002$43,5004$70,5004$38,7500$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$01$25,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$53,5001$44,0008$58,6252$56,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$26,0004$82,2500$01$35,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$108,0000$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 2160.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$59,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 2160.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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

NINOS PIZZA (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
RAINBOW HILL SCHOOL (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
SMITHS MKT (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-03-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-22-2011), St Site Visit (enforcement) (DEC-22-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-05-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between JUL-06-2013 and AUG-06-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-03-2014)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between OCT-03-2011 and NOV-03-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-22-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-14-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-22-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-22-2011), St Site Visit (enforcement) (DEC-22-2011)
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
KSM GENERAL STORE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
HAPPY HIDEAWAY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • HUNTINGTON MILLS GROCERY SHOP (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Most common first names in Shickshinny, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John11075.4 years
Mary5981.0 years
William5270.2 years
Anna4681.5 years
Charles4375.3 years
Joseph4273.5 years
Frank4071.1 years
George3774.2 years
Helen3780.1 years
Robert3068.6 years
Most common last names in Shickshinny, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Killian2579.7 years
Culver1874.5 years
Sorber1878.7 years
Wolfe1875.0 years
Baer1777.3 years
Gensel1665.4 years
Miller1677.1 years
Belles1574.1 years
Capece1573.1 years
Long1481.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (49%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Coal or coke (14%)
  • Utility gas (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Businesses in Shickshinny, PA

  • CVS: 1
  • Subway: 1

Shickshinny compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below 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.
There are 4 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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