For population 25 years and over in Tower City:
For population 15 years and over in Tower City borough:
10 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,060 (1.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (37.2 miles , pop. 81,207).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (84.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Reinerton-Orwin-Muir, PA (1.0 miles ), Williamstown borough, PA (1.9 miles ), Valley View, PA (2.0 miles ), Lykens borough, PA (2.8 miles ), Donaldson, PA (2.9 miles ), Ravine, PA (2.9 miles ), Gratz borough, PA (3.0 miles ), Klingerstown, PA (3.0 miles) .
Latitude: 40.59 N, Longitude: 76.55 W
Area code: 717
Crime rates in Tower City (2010):
Population change in the 1990s: -112 (-7.4%).
Work and jobs in Tower City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Tower City, Pennsylvania
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Tower City-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/18/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the Tower City borough center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 7/14/2004, a category F3 tornado 21.4 miles away from the borough center caused $18 million in damages.
Earthquake activity:Tower City-area historical earthquake activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 78% 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 32.5 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 34.0 miles away from Tower City 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 76.0 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 34.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 92.9 miles away from Tower City center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 59.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Schuylkill County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Tower City:
Airports and heliports located in Tower City:
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tower City:
See full list of schools located in Tower City, School District: WILLIAMS VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Public high schools in Tower City:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 11.8%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Tower City compared to Pennsylvania state average:
Banks with branches in Tower City (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Tower City (based on Schuylkill County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.30%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 32
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
3.76% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,458 average adjusted gross income)
0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($236 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
3.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,732 average adjusted gross income)
0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($227 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Tower City fatal accident list:
Jul 12, 2006 08:05 AM, Us-209, Lat: 40.589444, Lon: -76.550267, Vehicles: 4, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 2, 2000 06:42 PM, Us-209, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tower City)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Businesses in Tower City, PA
Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2013.