Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2019: 4,106 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +55.6%
Males: 1,846  (45.0%)
Females: 2,260  (55.0%)
Median resident age:

36.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 19608.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $61,141 (it was $35,078 in 2000)
Sinking Spring:

$61,141
PA:

$63,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $36,249 (it was $23,053 in 2000)

Sinking Spring borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $199,573 (it was $98,500 in 2000)
Sinking Spring:

$199,573
PA:

$192,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $206,571; detached houses: $240,919; townhouses or other attached units: $115,523; in 2-unit structures: $136,325; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $133,104; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $125,680; mobile homes: $48,850

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,097.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sinking Spring: 96.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.3%
(13.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.6% for Black residents, 47.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.9% for other race residents)

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  • Races in Sinking Spring, PA (2019)
    • 2,99873.1%White alone
    • 64515.7%Hispanic
    • 2435.9%Asian alone
    • 1724.2%Black alone
    • 591.4%American Indian alone
    • 130.3%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania as of February 06, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sinking Spring is 226 to 1.


Crime rates in Sinking Spring by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(97.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(29.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(53.7)
1
(26.5)
0
(0.0)
4
(99.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(48.5)
1
(24.3)
1
(24.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(29.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(55.5)
3
(80.5)
1
(26.5)
1
(24.9)
1
(24.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(49.7)
1
(24.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(48.4)
1
(24.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(87.1)
3
(82.4)
1
(27.8)
0
(0.0)
8
(212.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(74.5)
1
(24.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.4)
1
(24.2)
6
(145.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
19
(551.4)
16
(439.4)
17
(471.8)
20
(536.8)
11
(292.0)
15
(373.0)
11
(273.4)
15
(374.5)
9
(223.5)
5
(121.3)
11
(266.9)
7
(170.7)
8
(193.8)
11
(266.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
67
(1,944)
50
(1,373)
67
(1,860)
53
(1,422)
52
(1,380)
54
(1,343)
41
(1,019)
47
(1,174)
38
(943.9)
37
(897.8)
42
(1,019)
41
(1,000)
33
(799.4)
32
(774.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(174.1)
7
(192.3)
7
(194.3)
7
(187.9)
6
(159.3)
6
(149.2)
5
(124.3)
1
(25.0)
5
(124.2)
1
(24.3)
2
(48.5)
2
(48.8)
4
(96.9)
5
(121.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.5)
1
(24.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index179.6117.6145.2176.6160.199.2161.875.293.197.3276.980.272.795.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Sinking Spring, PA

Crime rate in Sinking Spring detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.21
Pennsylvania average:

1.89
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Ancestries: German (25.9%), Italian (9.8%), Irish (5.2%), Polish (4.3%), Dutch (2.5%), Pennsylvania German (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1913

Elevation: 347 feet

Land area: 1.35 square miles.

Population density: 3,051 people per square mile   (average).

Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania map

312 residents are foreign born (1.7% Latin America, 1.7% Europe, 1.5% Asia).

This borough:

7.6%
Pennsylvania:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,535 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $4,279 (2.3%)

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: -58 (-1.4%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 190 (8.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Sinking Spring, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sinking Spring, PA in 2019
Sinking Spring satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.9%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +156 (+6.3%).
Most common industries in Sinking Spring, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.9%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (8.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.8%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.6%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Educational services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Sinking Spring, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Computer specialists (4.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.4%)

Average climate in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 84.5. This is about average.

City:

84.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

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.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2015 was 7.86. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.86
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.616. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.616
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 14.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.80
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 0.00383. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00383
U.S.:

0.00984

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 significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 196.1 miles away from the city center
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 Sinking Spring 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) earthquake occurred 242.4 miles away from Sinking Spring 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 Sinking Spring center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 313.0 miles away from Sinking Spring 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 (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tropical Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sinking Spring topographic map

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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

Berks County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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)
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.

For population 15 years and over in Sinking Spring:

Marital status in Sinking Spring, PA
  • Never married: 45.3%
  • Now married: 39.4%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 2.8%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

For population 25 years and over in Sinking Spring:

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Sinking Spring
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Religion statistics for Sinking Spring, PA (based on Berks County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This 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
This 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.
Pennsylvania:

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

7.4%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.0%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Sinking Spring:

50.0%
Pennsylvania:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.7%
Pennsylvania:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Sinking Spring:

28.5
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.1%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sinking Spring:

10.8%
State:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.9%
Pennsylvania:

34.3%

General health condition:
Sinking Spring:

54.9%
Pennsylvania:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.4%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sinking Spring, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 6$32,070$64,1406$4,142
Sewerage 4$14,557$43,6710$0
Streets and Highways 4$12,332$36,9960$0
Other Government Administration 3$12,619$50,4768$713
Financial Administration 1$3,224$38,6881$794
Local Libraries 1$3,261$39,1328$5,340
Police - Other 1$3,548$42,5760$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 7$1,529
Totals for Government 20$81,611$48,96730$12,518

Sinking Spring government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $821,000 ($199.95)
    General - Other: $708,000 ($172.43)
    Police Protection: $610,000 ($148.56)
    Housing and Community Development: $512,000 ($124.70)
    Regular Highways: $444,000 ($108.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $268,000 ($65.27)
    Central Staff Services: $220,000 ($53.58)
    Local Fire Protection: $177,000 ($43.11)
    Libraries: $136,000 ($33.12)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $56,000 ($13.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $38,000 ($9.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $189,000 ($46.03)

Sinking Spring government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,467,000 ($357.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $221,000 ($53.82)
    Other: $109,000 ($26.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($3.17)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $57,000 ($13.88)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $29,000 ($7.06)
    Fines and Forfeits: $21,000 ($5.11)
    Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($4.14)
    General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($0.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $629,000 ($153.19)
  • Tax - Property: $1,572,000 ($382.85)
    Individual Income: $545,000 ($132.73)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $170,000 ($41.40)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $78,000 ($19.00)
    Public Utility License: $70,000 ($17.05)

Sinking Spring government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,737,000 ($1153.68)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,643,000 ($1130.78)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $403,000 ($98.15)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $309,000 ($75.26)

Sinking Spring government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,261,000 ($794.20)

3.90% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.90%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.25% of residents moved from foreign countries ($4,769 average AGI)
Berks County:

0.25%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Montgomery County, PA  0.53% ($51,596 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, PA  0.30% ($49,157)
from Lehigh County, PA  0.29% ($50,766)


4.13% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,310 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.13%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($302 average AGI)
Berks County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Montgomery County, PA  0.47% ($47,442 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, PA  0.36% ($48,724)
to Lehigh County, PA  0.29% ($50,058)
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

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 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Sinking Spring fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 118ft / 35.8mTotal length
  • $2,417,000Total costs
  • 102,341Total average daily traffic
  • 4,753Total average daily truck traffic
  • 98,586Total future (year 1999) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sinking Spring, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 31960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sinking Spring, PA

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 MHz, Grant Date: 01/05/2016, Expiration Date: 02/09/2026Registrant: Cellco Partnership, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Sinking Spring, PA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 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 MHz, Grant Date: 02/09/2010, Expiration Date: 02/09/2020, Cancellation Date: 02/04/2020, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • SHILLINGTON, 537c Arrowhead Trail (Lat: 40.302444 Lon: -76.007194), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQXR889,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/20/2016, Expiration Date: 05/20/2026, Cancellation Date: 11/14/2017, Certifier: Amir Rajwany, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street, Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:
  • 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 MHz, Grant Date: 06/08/1999, Expiration Date: 07/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 04/25/2007, Certifier: Peter J Pikna, Registrant: 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Sinking Spring)
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 in Sinking Spring, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sinking Spring, PA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 62. The highest number of fire incidents - 178 took place in 2006, and the least - 0 in 2012. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Sinking Spring, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (58.5%), and Outside Fires (22.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sinking Spring, PA
    • 61358.5%Structure Fires
    • 23122.0%Outside Fires
    • 12411.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 807.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sinking Spring, PA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sinking Spring, PA
  • 81.6%Utility gas
  • 7.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.3%Electricity
  • 2.1%Solar energy
  • 2.1%No fuel used
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sinking Spring, PA
  • 45.8%Utility gas
  • 39.8%Electricity
  • 10.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.4%No fuel used


Sinking Spring compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
There are 30 pilots and 17 other airmen in this city.
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