Trucksville, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 2,152.
Males: 1,058  (49.2%)
Females: 1,094  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

38.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $53,972
Trucksville:

$53,972
PA:

$63,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $29,151

Trucksville CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $125,700
Trucksville:

$125,700
PA:

$192,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $235,211; detached houses: $231,534

Median gross rent in 2019: $895.

March 2019 cost of living index in Trucksville: 96.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.7%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.4% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Trucksville, PA (2019)
    • 2,30394.6%White alone
    • 482.0%Black alone
    • 140.6%Asian alone
    • 10.04%Hispanic

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

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Ancestries: Polish (27.8%), American (20.0%), Irish (14.4%), Italian (9.3%), Iraqi (4.5%), German (3.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 889 feet

160 residents are foreign born (3.3% Europe).

This place:

6.6%
Pennsylvania:

6.9%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (15.6 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (99.3 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (99.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Shavertown, PA (1.1 miles ),
Courtdale borough, PA (1.4 miles ),
Chase, PA (1.4 miles ),
Back Mountain, PA (1.5 miles ),
Luzerne borough, PA (1.6 miles ),
Pringle borough, PA (1.6 miles ),
Dallas borough, PA (1.6 miles ),
Edwardsville borough, PA (1.7 miles )

Latitude: 41.30 N, Longitude: 75.93 W

Area code: 570

Distribution of median household income in Trucksville, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Trucksville, PA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.7%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.3. This is about average.

City:

72.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.256. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.256
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.71. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.71
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.151. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.151
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.69. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.69
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Trucksville-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.6 miles away from the Trucksville place center killed 2 people and injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 7/4/1960, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Trucksville-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 257.9 miles away from Trucksville center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 200.3 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 67.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 249.1 miles away from the city 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 231.9 miles away from Trucksville 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) earthquake occurred 247.1 miles away from Trucksville center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Luzerne County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Trucksville:

  • HOMEBOUND HEALTH SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; SHAVERTOWN, PA)
  • STEP BY STEP INC (Hospital, about 3 miles away; KINGSTON, PA)
  • DIVERSIFIED NURSING INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; KINGSTON, PA)
  • ST JOSEPH'S CNTR COMM SWOYERSV (Hospital, about 3 miles away; SWOYERSVILLE, PA)
  • PERSONAL CARE HH SRVCS (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; KINGSTON, PA)
  • ASSOCIATED FAMILY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; KINGSTON, PA)
  • KINGSTON COMMONS (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; KINGSTON, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Trucksville:

  • Misericordia University (about 4 miles; Dallas, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,554)
  • King's College (about 5 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,392)
  • Wilkes University (about 5 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 9 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • University of Scranton (about 16 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 5,488)
  • Marywood University (about 18 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,959)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 34 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Trucksville: Wilkes Barre Filtration Plant (A), Trucksville Volunteer Fire Company (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Luzerne 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 Trucksville and their reported violations in the past:

VALLEY TENNIS & SWIM CLUB (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2008), St Boil Water Order (AUG-04-2008), St Compliance Meeting conducted (AUG-04-2008), St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2008), St Boil Water Order (AUG-04-2008), St Compliance Meeting conducted (AUG-04-2008), St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2008)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 8 regular monitoring violations
ROCK RECREATION CENTER (Population served: 71, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between MAR-13-2013 and APR-13-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-07-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAY-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-14-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-14-2013)
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

70.6%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.3%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Banks with branches in Trucksville (2011 data):

  • Community Bank, National Association: Trucksville - Back Mountain Branch at Pendragon Center, 165 South Memorial Highway, branch established on 1997/02/03. Info updated 2011/06/13: Bank assets: $6,460.6 mil, Deposits: $4,840.4 mil, headquarters in Canton, NY, positive income, 175 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bank System, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Trucksville:

Marital status in Trucksville, PA
  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

For population 25 years and over in Trucksville:

  • High school or higher: 97.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Trucksville
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Trucksville, PA (based on Luzerne County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic138,00075
Mainline Protestant31,734142
Evangelical Protestant12,502108
Other5,13417
Orthodox1,66712
Black Protestant1181
None131,763-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 65
This county:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

9.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.6%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Luzerne County:

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

3.38% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,072 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.38%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($200 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lackawanna County, PA  0.42% ($34,949 average AGI)
from Columbia County, PA  0.20% ($37,285)
from Schuylkill County, PA  0.14% ($35,492)


3.91% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,533 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.91%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($248 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lackawanna County, PA  0.39% ($42,725 average AGI)
to Columbia County, PA  0.22% ($37,469)
to Schuylkill County, PA  0.19% ($33,233)

Strongest AM radio stations in Trucksville:

  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WITK (1550 AM; 10 kW; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ROBERT C. CORDARO, INC.)
  • WBAX (1240 AM; 1 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNAK (730 AM; 1 kW; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: SEVEN-THIRTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYCK (1340 AM; 1 kW; PLAINS, PA; Owner: LB RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WEJL (630 AM; 2 kW; SCRANTON, PA)
  • WEMR (1460 AM; 5 kW; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Trucksville:

  • WCWQ (93.7 FM; DALLAS, 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)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WGGY (101.3 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWDL-FM (104.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: LANE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBHD (95.7 FM; OLYPHANT, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUSR (99.5 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON)
  • W288BE (105.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W212AT (90.3 FM; CLARKS SUMMIT, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PA. EDUCTNL TV ASSOC.)
  • WRGN (88.1 FM; SWEET VALLEY, PA; Owner: GOSPEL MEDIA INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WAMT (103.1 FM; FREELAND, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • W235AA (94.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE U. OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYST OF HIGHER ED)

TV broadcast stations around Trucksville:

  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • 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.)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • W07BV (Channel 7; WILKES-BARRE, ETC., PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • W54BO (Channel 54; KINGSTON, PA; Owner: KATHY POTERA)
  • WQPX (Channel 64; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: PAXSON SCRANTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSWB (Channel 38; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • W67DE (Channel 67; NEWPORT, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: K3AEO, Grant Date: 11/06/1998, Expiration Date: 11/06/2008, Cancellation Date: 11/09/2010, Registrant: Joseph F Schneider Sr, 221 Highland Ave, Trucksville, PA 18708
  • Call Sign: KA3DIL, Licensee ID: L01488317, Grant Date: 04/16/2019, Expiration Date: 05/05/2029, Certifier: Michael J Modresky, Registrant: Michael J Modresky, 301 Highland Ave, Trucksville, PA 18708
  • Call Sign: W3ZLC, Licensee ID: L00617911, Grant Date: 05/08/2006, Expiration Date: 08/05/2016, Cancellation Date: 08/07/2018, Certifier: Ronald F Balonis, Registrant: Ronald F Balonis, 118 Rice St, Trucksville, PA 18708

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA TR182 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6339T , Serial Number: R18201986, Year manufactured: 1984, Airworthiness Date: 02/03/1984, Certificate Issue Date: 04/27/2020
    Registrant (LLC): Rj Aircraft LLC, 150 Highland Ave, Trucksville, PA 18708

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 8. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 26 took place in 2015, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Trucksville, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (48.6%), and Outside Fires (23.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Trucksville, PA
    • 5148.6%Structure Fires
    • 2523.8%Outside Fires
    • 2321.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 65.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Trucksville, PA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Trucksville, PA
  • 62.6%Utility gas
  • 18.6%Electricity
  • 9.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.8%Coal or coke
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Trucksville, PA
  • 92.7%Utility gas
  • 7.3%Electricity


Trucksville compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 2 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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