For population 25 years and over in Watsontown:
For population 15 years and over in Watsontown borough:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,139 (1.0%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (66.1 miles , pop. 76,415).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (117.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Dewart, PA (1.3 miles ), Allenwood, PA (1.5 miles ), McEwensville borough, PA (1.6 miles ), New Columbia, PA (1.8 miles ), West Milton, PA (2.1 miles ), Milton borough, PA (2.2 miles ), Turbotville borough, PA (2.2 miles ), Montgomery borough, PA (2.4 miles ).
Latitude: 41.09 N, Longitude: 76.86 W
Area code: 570
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Watsontown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -175 (-7.2%).
Work and jobs in Watsontown: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Watsontown, Pennsylvania
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Watsontown-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 4% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.5 miles away from the Watsontown borough center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 5/31/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.0 miles away from the borough center killed 6 people and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Watsontown-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 95% 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 67.9 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 69.0 miles away from Watsontown 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 97.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 46.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 91.3 miles away from Watsontown center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Northumberland County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Bob Farley - Baseball player.
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Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 2.53. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 14.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Watsontown and their reported violations in the past:IVY'S TAVERN (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.5%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.9% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 52.6% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
106 people in nursing homes in 2000
12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
Watsontown compared to Pennsylvania state average:
Banks with branches in Watsontown (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Watsontown borough (based on Northumberland County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.22%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 19
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Number of full-service restaurants: 63
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4.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,316 average adjusted gross income)
0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($164 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,638 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($296 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Watsontown fatal accident list:
Feb 24, 1986 11:12 AM, 00018, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 5, 1979 10:00 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 4, 1977 06:45 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 38 meters (125ft)
Total average daily traffic: 5,319
Total average daily truck traffic: 172
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 6,661
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Watsontown)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Paging Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Watsontown)
FAA Registered Aircraft:8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Watsontown)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Businesses in Watsontown, PA
Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2014.