Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2014: 4,097 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +55.2%
Males: 1,953  (47.7%)
Females: 2,144  (52.3%)
Median resident age:  39.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 19608.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $65,526 (it was $35,078 in 2000)
Sinking Spring:

$65,526
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $33,003 (it was $23,053 in 2000)

Sinking Spring borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $178,444 (it was $98,500 in 2000)
Sinking Spring:

$178,444
PA:

$164,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $937.

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  • Races in Sinking Spring, PA (2013)

    Sinking Spring races chart
    • 3,36483.9%White alone
    • 3839.6%Hispanic
    • 852.1%Black alone
    • 681.7%Asian alone
    • 631.6%Two or more races
    • 160.4%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sinking Spring: 97.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (31.2%), Irish (10.9%), Italian (7.7%), Polish (7.0%), English (4.9%), United States (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1913

Elevation: 347 feet

Land area: 1.35 square miles.

Population density: 3,044 people per square mile   (average).

Sinking Spring,PA real estate house value index trend

Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Sinking Spring:

  • High school or higher: 94.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sinking Spring borough:

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

144 residents are foreign born (1.6% Asia, 1.2% Latin America, 1.1% Europe).

This borough:

3.6%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,339 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,736 (2.2%)

Sinking Spring satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (5.2 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (51.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Whitfield, PA (1.0 miles ), Springmont, PA (1.1 miles ), West Wyomissing, PA (1.2 miles ), West Lawn borough, PA (1.2 miles ), Lincoln Park, PA (1.4 miles ), Montrose Manor, PA (1.5 miles ), Wyomissing Hills borough, PA (1.5 miles ), Spring Ridge, PA (1.6 miles ).

Latitude: 40.32 N, Longitude: 76.02 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +584 (+14.6%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 223 (10.4%)

Sinking Spring household income distribution Sinking Spring home values distribution

Crime rates in Sinking Spring by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000010021
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.029.00.00.053.726.5
Robberies 100010231
per 100,000 37.70.00.00.029.00.055.580.526.5
Assaults 520233108
per 100,000 188.666.40.059.887.182.427.80.0212.4
Burglaries 191518231916172011
per 100,000 716.7498.0569.1687.6551.4439.4471.8536.8292.0
Thefts 858659866750675352
per 100,000 3,206.32,855.21,865.32,571.01,944.31,373.21,859.61,422.41,380.4
Auto thefts 784967776
per 100,000 264.1265.6126.5269.1174.1192.3194.3187.9159.3
Arson 001001001
per 100,000 0.00.031.60.00.027.50.00.026.5
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.3) 245.6181.4123.1182.2177.5116.1143.4174.5158.1

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Crime rate in Sinking Spring detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
Pennsylvania average:

2.59
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +156 (+6.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sinking Spring-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 16% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/4/1950, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.1 miles away from the Sinking Spring borough center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 tornado 12.1 miles away from the borough center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sinking Spring-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 0.9 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 0.8 miles away from Sinking Spring 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 242.4 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) earthquake occurred 265.3 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 311.0 miles away from Sinking Spring center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 282.5 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 Berks 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, Tropical Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sinking Spring topographic map

Birthplace of: John H. Addams - 19th century state politician.

Hospitals and medical centers in Sinking Spring:

  • SUPERIOR HEALTH INC (2917 WINDMILL ROAD SUITES 7)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-SINKING SPRING (3000 WINDMILL ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Sinking Spring:

  • LEADER NSG REHAB SINKING SPRINGS (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; SINKING SPRINGS, PA)
  • MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; READING, PA)
  • HIGHLANDS AT WYOMISSING (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WYOMISSING, PA)
  • BERKS VISITING NURSE ASSOC INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; WYOMISSING, PA)
  • TCC READING HOSP AND MED CTR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WYOMISSING, PA)
  • HEALTH CALLS (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; WYOMISSING, PA)
  • PATIENT CARE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; WYOMISSING, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sinking Spring:

  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 4 miles; Reading, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,605)
  • Alvernia University (about 5 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,461)
  • Reading Area Community College (about 5 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,941)
  • Albright College (about 7 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 19 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,099)
  • Franklin and Marshall College (about 25 miles; Lancaster, PA; FT enrollment: 2,585)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Pennsylvania Inc (about 26 miles; Exton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,731)

Public elementary/middle schools in Sinking Spring:

  • CORNWALL TERRACE EL SCH (Location: 3100 IROQUOIS AVE., Grades: KG-5)
  • WILSON WEST MS (Location: 450 FAUST ROAD, Grades: 6-8)
  • WILSON SOUTHERN MS (Location: 3100 IROQUOIS AVE, Grades: 6-8)
  • SHILOH HILLS EL SCH (Location: 301 SAGE DRIVE, Grades: KG-5)
  • GREEN VALLEY EL SCH (Location: 270 GREEN VALLEY ROAD, Grades: KG-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Sinking Spring:

  • BERKS COUNTY MONTESSORI COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 135, Location: 53 VERMONT RD, Grades: PK-8)

Library in Sinking Spring:

  • SINKING SPRING PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $198,572; Location: 3940 PENN AVE; 14,853 books; 1,062 audio materials; 2,018 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 7 other licensed databases; 48 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Sinking Spring: Village Green Golf Course (A), Liberty Fire Company 1 Sinking Spring (B), Sinking Spring Area Historical Society (C), Sinking Spring Borough Hall (D), Sinking Spring Public Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sinking Spring include: Saint Johns Reformed Church (A), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Sinking Spring Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Sinking Spring include: Sinking Spring Playground (1), Heritage Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Berks 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 109. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

109
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.0450. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0450
U.S.:

0.2932

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 7.53. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.53
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.24. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.24
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 12.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 12.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.6
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.120. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.120
U.S.:

0.014
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.0%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Black residents, 10.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 64.8% for other race residents, 9.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.4 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  63.8%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  9.3%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
10 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Banks with branches in Sinking Spring (2011 data):

  • Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania: Heidelberg Branch at 4641 Penn Avenue, branch established on 1974/05/13; Spring Towne Centre Giant Branch at 2643 Shillington Road, branch established on 1995/06/30. Info updated 2010/09/24: Bank assets: $32,316.9 mil, Deposits: $25,297.1 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, positive income, 396 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Sinking Spring Branch at 400 Penn Avenue, branch established on 1953/05/25; South Heidelberg Branch at 4830 Penn Avenue, branch established on 1999/05/03. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Affinity Bank of Pennsylvania: Spring Township Branch at 3101 Shillington Road, branch established on 2003/05/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $177.6 mil, Deposits: $151.8 mil, headquarters in Wyomissing, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Affinity Bancorp, Inc.
  • VIST Bank: Sinking Spring Branch at 4708 Penn Avenue, branch established on 2003/05/12. Info updated 2010/11/22: Bank assets: $1,414.6 mil, Deposits: $1,193.3 mil, headquarters in Wyomissing, PA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Vist Financial Corp.
  • National Penn Bank: Sinking Spring Branch at 3000 Shillington Road, branch established on 1996/03/01. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $8,395.9 mil, Deposits: $5,879.6 mil, headquarters in Boyertown, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 131 total offices, Holding Company: National Penn Bancshares, Inc.
  • Metro Bank: Shillington Road Branch at 2701 Shillington Road, branch established on 2007/07/14. Info updated 2009/09/09: Bank assets: $2,417.8 mil, Deposits: $2,091.3 mil, headquarters in Lemoyne, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Metro Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Sinking Spring travel time to work - commute Sinking Spring mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sinking Spring borough (based on Berks County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant80,575177
Catholic75,67222
Evangelical Protestant33,376168
Other3,99623
Orthodox2,2755
Black Protestant1,0627
None214,486-
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: 75
Berks County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Berks County:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 115
Berks County:

2.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 252
Here:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Berks County:

28.0%
Pennsylvania:

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

13.0%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Sinking Spring:

51.4%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.2%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Sinking Spring:

28.6
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.5%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sinking Spring:

10.4%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.2%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Sinking Spring:

57.1%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.2%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sinking Spring, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$10,932$43,7280$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$612
Police Protection - Officers 7$35,382$60,6554$2,176
Police - Other 1$3,381$40,5721$531
Streets and Highways 4$12,898$38,6942$340
Sewerage 4$14,508$43,5240$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 6$1,189
Local Libraries 2$6,568$39,4087$6,665
Totals for Government 21$83,669$47,81128$11,513

Sinking Spring government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $139,000 ($33.93)
    Parks & Recreation: $12,000 ($2.93)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $438,000 ($106.91)
    Sewerage: $312,000 ($76.15)
    Police Protection: $295,000 ($72.00)
    Regular Highways: $143,000 ($34.90)
    Central Staff Services: $103,000 ($25.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $103,000 ($25.14)
    Fire Protection: $93,000 ($22.70)
    Libraries: $66,000 ($16.11)
    Parks & Recreation: $26,000 ($6.35)
    Financial Administration: $25,000 ($6.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000 ($5.13)
    Housing & Community Development: $13,000 ($3.17)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($1.46)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($0.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $80,000 ($19.53)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $41,000 ($10.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $13,000 ($3.17)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($1.46)
    General Public Building: $3,000 ($0.73)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $457,000 ($111.55)

Sinking Spring government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $400,000 ($97.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $290,000 ($70.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $60,000 ($14.64)
    All Other: $52,000 ($12.69)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($0.98)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $56,000 ($13.67)
    General Revenue, NEC: $38,000 ($9.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $243,000 ($59.31)
    Highways: $39,000 ($9.52)
    General Support: $2,000 ($0.49)
  • Tax - Property: $312,000 ($76.15)
    NEC: $290,000 ($70.78)
    Individual Income: $213,000 ($51.99)

Sinking Spring government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,724,000 ($420.80)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,665,000 ($406.39)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $59,000 ($14.40)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,537,000 ($375.15)

3.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,438 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.42%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($610 average AGI)
Berks County:

0.08%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Montgomery County, PA  0.49% ($41,290 average AGI)
from Lehigh County, PA  0.26% ($39,625)
from Lancaster County, PA  0.24% ($35,091)


3.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,156 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.94%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($508 average AGI)
Berks County:

0.06%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montgomery County, PA  0.46% ($39,470 average AGI)
to Lehigh County, PA  0.28% ($41,851)
to Lancaster County, PA  0.26% ($43,804)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sinking Spring:

  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIOV (1240 AM; 1 kW; READING, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WRAW (1340 AM; 1 kW; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WWDB (860 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sinking Spring:

  • WIOV-FM1 (105.1 FM; READING, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WBMP (88.1 FM; WARWICK, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W253AC (98.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBYN (107.5 FM; BOYERTOWN, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WDAC (94.5 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WJTL (90.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: CREATIVE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WDIY (88.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY BR/CST ASSOC)
  • WJCS (89.3 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: BEACON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sinking Spring:

  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W24CS (Channel 24; READING, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
Sinking Spring fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Sinking Spring fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 17m56ftTotal length
  • $1,000Total costs
  • 59,193Total average daily traffic
  • 3,984Total average daily truck traffic
  • 59,999Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Amblestone Drive And Mountain Holly Lane (Lat: 40.302167 Lon: -76.007306), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46.3 m, Overall height: 49.4 m, Call Sign: KNKA370
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHzGrant Date: 01/05/2016, Expiration Date: 02/09/2026Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Sinking Springs Trk1 & Trk2 Aei\'s Near Rr Mp Hp 063.40 (Lat: 40.324361 Lon: -76.009833), Type: Pole, Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: WPLQ506
    Assigned Frequencies: 911.500 MHz, 911.500 MHz, 918.500 MHz, 918.500 MHzGrant Date: 03/05/2013, Expiration Date: 11/24/2022, Certifier: Jerry R CelioRegistrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne/ Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30303, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • ADMIN. BUILDING, 2850 Windmill Blvd. (Lat: 40.318611 Lon: -76.007611), Type: Pole, Structure height: 14 m, Overall height: 20 m, Call Sign: KEU966
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.115 MHzGrant Date: 06/14/2012, Expiration Date: 06/16/2022Registrant: Radio Mainianence Inc., 1840 Kutztown Rd., Reading, PA 19604, Phone: (610) 898-1211, Fax: (610) 898-1223, Email:
  • WBWA PLANT, 91 Water Road (Lat: 40.368056 Lon: -76.023611), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6.1 m, Overall height: 9.5 m, Call Sign: KGI260
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.040 MHzGrant Date: 09/24/2015, Expiration Date: 11/28/2025Registrant: Radio Maintenance Inc., 1840 Kutztown Road, Reading, PA 19604, Phone: (610) 898-1211, Fax: (610) 898-1223, Email:
  • Lat: 40.306667 Lon: -75.989722, Call Sign: WNRM864
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.362 MHz, 464.412 MHz, 469.362 MHz, 469.412 MHzGrant Date: 12/17/2014, Expiration Date: 03/06/2025, Certifier: Peter J PiknaRegistrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • Lat: 40.306667 Lon: -75.989722, Call Sign: WPHC386
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.187 MHz, 456.187 MHzGrant Date: 02/23/2015, Expiration Date: 05/11/2025, Certifier: Peter J PiknaRegistrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • Mountan Home Road (Lat: 40.318139 Lon: -76.037167), Call Sign: KAW533, Licensee ID: L00062194
    Assigned Frequencies: 49.5800 MHzGrant Date: 05/15/2004, Expiration Date: 06/27/2014, Cancellation Date: 08/30/2014Registrant: Automotive Service Inc, Reading, PA 19608, Phone: (215) 678-3421
  • 400 Water Rd (Lat: 40.367861 Lon: -76.022444), Call Sign: KWX214, Licensee ID: L00062140
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.2000 MHzGrant Date: 11/16/1998, Expiration Date: 01/20/2004, Cancellation Date: 10/30/2003Registrant: Western Berks Water Authority, 91 Water Rd, Reading, PA 19608, Phone: (215) 678-4400

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • PA-RDG999E, 3190 -A Shillington Rd (Lat: 40.320889 Lon: -76.012500), Type: Pole, Structure height: 42.1 m, Call Sign: WQLJ499
    Assigned Frequencies: 17765.0 MHz, 21825.0 MHzGrant Date: 02/09/2010, Expiration Date: 02/09/2020, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-WallaceRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • STATION, Fritztown Rd 1 Mi Sw Of (Lat: 40.314806 Lon: -76.033250), Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: KGA24
    Assigned Frequencies: 2186.40 MHz, 2199.20 MHz, 2184.80 MHzGrant Date: 06/08/1999, Expiration Date: 07/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 04/25/2007, Certifier: Peter J PiknaRegistrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4130, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

54 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sinking Spring)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: BEECH V35B (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 440G , Serial Number: D-9911, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 06/21/1976
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Richard Harder, 7 Illinois Ave, Sinking Spring, PA 19608, Other Owners: Jennifer Harder
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 470CD , Serial Number: 1611, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 09/26/2005
    Registrant (Corporation): Precision Machine Tool Solutions LLC, 571 Mountain Home Rd, Sinking Spring, PA 19608
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6072H , Serial Number: 19228, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 12/30/1964
    Registrant (Individual): Albert A Iii Murrer, 105 Forrest Dr, Sinking Spring, PA 19608
  • Aircraft: COMMANDER AIRCRAFT CO 114-B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6566D , Serial Number: 14671, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 04/18/2000
    Registrant (Corporation): Precision Machine Tool Solutions LLC, 571 Mountain Home Rd, Sinking Spring, PA 19608

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
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED26$157,00026$140,808103$167,5346$55,1673$501,6678$87,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$180,5002$145,0009$174,2221$5,0000$01$123,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$121,0001$178,00032$171,5632$20,0000$01$80,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$200,5000$022$157,0910$00$01$79,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$184,0002$159,5000$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0109.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$153,00010$207,800
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$149,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$149,5001$189,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$152,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$192,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0109.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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

GANLYS PUB & DELI (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-30-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-30-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-11-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-11-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-11-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-15-2006), St Public Notif received (MAR-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-15-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-15-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-23-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-23-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-23-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2005), St Site Visit (enforcement) (AUG-11-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between NOV-25-2012 and DEC-25-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-02-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-02-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-22-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SINKING SPRING FAMILY YMCA (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-14-2010), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-14-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-17-2011), St Public Notif received (MAR-17-2011)
SUNOCO FOOD SHOP (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-23-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-23-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-23-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-23-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-21-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-21-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-21-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-21-2009)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-21-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-21-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-21-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-21-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-26-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-26-2008)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-03-2008), St Public Notif received (MAR-03-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-03-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-03-2008)
  • 3 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
MANOR GC (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
STEELCO WELL #2 (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

  • SMART MART 4 (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 178
  • Hazardous Condition: 96
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Sinking Spring

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sinking Spring, PA

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (63%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
Businesses in Sinking Spring, PA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Toyota1
Dunkin Donuts1UPS1
FedEx3Wendy's1
H&R Block1YMCA1
Little Caesars Pizza1

Sinking Spring compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 30 pilots and 17 other airmen in this city.
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