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Population in 2012: 835 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.9%
 

Males: 455  (54.5%)
Females: 380  (45.5%)

Median resident age:  43.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 18655.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,666 (it was $28,594 in 2000)
Shickshinny:

$26,666
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,683

Shickshinny borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $78,551 (it was $56,900 in 2000)
Shickshinny:

$78,551
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $68,751; Detached houses: $69,544; Townhouses or other attached units: $46,761; In 2-unit structures: $76,354; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $52,861; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $64,607

Median gross rent in 2012: $460.

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  • White alone - 820 (97.9%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Shickshinny: 92.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (25.2%), English (13.8%), Dutch (11.6%), Polish (11.3%), Irish (8.2%), United States (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 11/30/1861

Elevation: 518 feet

Land area: 0.37 square miles.

Population density: 2,256 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Shickshinny:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shickshinny borough:

  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 48.2%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

31 residents are foreign born (0.5% Asia).

This borough:  4.1%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Shickshinny, Pennsylvania as of September 01, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Shickshinny to the number of sex offenders is 209 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $958 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,112 (1.5%)

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.5%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -127 (-11.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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Average climate in Shickshinny, Pennsylvania

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Tornado activity:

Shickshinny-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 13% greater 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 below Pennsylvania state average. It is 92% 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 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 Shickshinny 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 66.5 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 69.9 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 82.7 miles away from Shickshinny center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 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/medical centers near Shickshinny:

  • BERWICK HOSPITAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, 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)

Political contributions by individuals in Shickshinny, PA

Airports located in Shickshinny:

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: 3,717)
  • Wilkes University (about 15 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,593)
  • King's College (about 16 miles; Wilkes Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,022)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 19 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 8,552)
  • University of Scranton (about 31 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 4,839)
  • Marywood University (about 33 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,591)
  • Bucknell University (about 41 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,667)

Public high schools in Shickshinny:

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 16.8. This is significantly better than average.
City:

16.8
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.331. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.331
U.S.:

0.360
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.80
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 11.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.2
U.S.:

10.5
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 14.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.8
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 13.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

13.0
U.S.:

12.4


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.7%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 6.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Shickshinny, PA

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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Shickshinny travel time to work - commute


Shickshinny mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (51%)
  • Coal or coke (15%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Shickshinny borough (based on Luzerne 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 ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of Christ
Adherents69.0%10.2%5.1%2.3%2.0%
Congregations29.8%19.3%7.2%6.9%5.2%
NameJewishAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents1.8%1.2%1.2%0.8%6.4%
Congregations1.7%3.3%2.8%3.0%20.7%
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: 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.
Pennsylvania:

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
Here:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

9.42 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

9.6%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Luzerne County:

27.4%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.6%
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 1$1,718$20,6160$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$1,174
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 3$2,064
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$3,401
Totals for Government 1$1,718$20,61615$6,639

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $59,000 ($70.66)
    Central Staff Services: $41,000 ($49.10)
    Police Protection: $37,000 ($44.31)
    General Public Buildings: $35,000 ($41.92)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $27,000 ($32.34)
    Housing & Community Development: $23,000 ($27.54)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($16.77)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $10,000 ($11.98)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($9.58)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($7.19)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($2.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($1.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($1.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $11,000 ($13.17)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $91,000 ($108.98)

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

  • Charges - Parking Facilities: $3,000 ($3.59)
    All Other: $1,000 ($1.20)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $14,000 ($16.77)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $25,000 ($29.94)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $24,000 ($28.74)
    All Other: $8,000 ($9.58)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $76,000 ($91.02)
    NEC: $31,000 ($37.13)
    Property: $29,000 ($34.73)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $16,000 ($19.16)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $16,000 ($19.16)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $181,000 ($216.77)

3.58% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,014 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.58%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($340 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lackawanna County, PA  0.40% ($33,529 average AGI)
from Columbia County, PA  0.17% ($30,034)
from Schuylkill County, PA  0.14% ($31,690)


3.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,456 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.63%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($223 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lackawanna County, PA  0.35% ($39,731 average AGI)
to Columbia County, PA  0.20% ($30,057)
to Schuylkill County, PA  0.19% ($31,150)

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: 41.146136, Lon: -76.149111, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 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 drivers: 1
Jun 15, 1994 12:40 AM, 11, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 8, 1987 03:45 PM, Sr00110210, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 30 meters (98ft)
Total costs: $20,000
Total average daily traffic: 14,108
Total average daily truck traffic: 556
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 17,951


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:

6
  • 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/14/2004, Expiration Date: 03/25/2014
    Registrant: State Police Technical Support Division, 7820 Allentown Blvd., Harrisburg, PA 17112-3763, Phone: (717) 540-5020, Fax: (717) 540-5030, 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/23/2004, Expiration Date: 10/13/2014, Cancellation Date: 02/15/2013
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/07/2002, Expiration Date: 07/15/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/29/2012, Certifier: Signature On File
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/13/2012, Expiration Date: 12/03/2022, Certifier: Donald R Appleby Jr
    Registrant: Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania, 2605 Interstate Drive, Suite 135, Harrisburg, PA 17110, 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/19/2007, Expiration Date: 10/19/2017, Certifier: John Ankenbrand
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/09/2008, Expiration Date: 12/09/2018, Certifier: Ryan Craig
    Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1588 Fairfield Road Ste 7, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • STATION, New Shickshinny (Lat: 41.157000 Lon: -76.173250), Overall height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WNTS278
    Assigned Frequencies: 6665.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/02/2008, Expiration Date: 08/23/2018
    Registrant: Pennsylvania Game Commission, 2001 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797, Phone: (717) 787-4023, Fax: (717) 787-2832, Email:
  • LUZE04, 1 Mile Nw Of (Lat: 41.158694 Lon: -76.169111), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 58.5 m, Call Sign: WPSJ869
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6655.00 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6615.00 MHz, 6404.79 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/28/2011, Expiration Date: 05/24/2021, Certifier: Donald R Appleby Jr
    Registrant: Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania, 2605 Interstate Drive, Suite 140, Harrisburg, PA 17110, Phone: (717) 772-8024, Fax: (717) 772-8097, Email:
  • Towersite, South Off Mountain Road On Top Of Mountain (Lat: 41.158639 Lon: -76.169194), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WQQM417
    Assigned Frequencies: 19380.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19540.0 MHz, 19620.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19540.0 MHz, 19620.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz... (+6 more)
    Grant Date: 01/25/2013, Expiration Date: 01/25/2023, Certifier: Robin R Wesstrom
    Registrant: Robin Wesstrom Dba : Keystone Communications, 463 Duke Street, Northumberland, PA 17857, Phone: (570) 473-3146, Fax: (570) 473-3130, Email:
  • High School, 243 Thorne Hill Road (Lat: 41.183139 Lon: -76.188722), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WQQM420
    Assigned Frequencies: 17820.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17820.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17820.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17820.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2013, Expiration Date: 01/25/2023, Certifier: Robin R Wesstrom
    Registrant: Robin Wesstrom Dba : Keystone Communications, 463 Duke Street, Northumberland, PA 17857, Phone: (570) 473-3146, Fax: (570) 473-3130, Email:
  • Huntington Mills, 417 Shickshinny Lake Road (Lat: 41.192472 Lon: -76.232750), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WQQM421
    Assigned Frequencies: 17980.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2013, Expiration Date: 01/25/2023, Certifier: Robin R Wesstrom
    Registrant: Robin Wesstrom Dba : Keystone Communications, 463 Duke Street, Northumberland, PA 17857, Phone: (570) 473-3146, Fax: (570) 473-3130, Email:
  • STATION, Shickshinny Mt Fire Tower W Of (Lat: 41.167278 Lon: -76.151583), Overall height: 37.2 m, Call Sign: WBV299
    Assigned Frequencies: 2196.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/31/2001, Expiration Date: 08/15/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/15/2008
    Registrant: State Police Technical Support Division, 1800 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110, Phone: (717) 540-5020, Fax: (717) 540-5030, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • 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: MEKIS THOMAS B CGS HAWK ARROW II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912UL (80 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 1913W , Serial Number: H-AII-177-912-TRI, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 09/28/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Robert N Miklosi, 239 Dodson Cemetery Rd, Shickshinny, PA 18655
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6573T , Serial Number: 17973, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 07/08/1960
    Registrant (Partnership): Dana C Mott, 42 Cemetery Hill Rd, Shickshinny, PA 18655, Other Owners: A Jay Mott
  • 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


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

Businesses in Shickshinny, PA

  • CVS: 1
  • Subway: 1

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