Weissport, Pennsylvania

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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 40.7%
(27.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 84.0% for Black residents, 94.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.0% for two or more races residents)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
Pennsylvania average:

1.98
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Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.0%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +45 (+11.6%).
Most common industries in Weissport, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (10.9%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Apparel (6.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.7%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Construction (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (8.1%)
  • Wood products (6.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.1%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (22.6%)
  • Health care (14.0%)
  • Apparel (10.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Food (4.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Weissport, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (11.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (11.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (6.5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.3%)

Average climate in Weissport, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Weissport, Pennsylvania average temperatures Weissport, Pennsylvania average precipitation Weissport, Pennsylvania humidity Weissport, Pennsylvania wind speed Weissport, Pennsylvania snowfall Weissport, Pennsylvania sunshine Weissport, Pennsylvania clear and cloudy days
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 83.5. This is about average.

City:

83.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.0642. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0642
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.20. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.20
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0896. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0896
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.32
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0632. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0632
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Weissport-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 5% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/26/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.5 miles away from the Weissport borough center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 24.2 miles away from the borough center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Weissport-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 234.6 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 38.8 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 226.9 miles away from Weissport 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 38.3 miles away from Weissport 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 248.7 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 274.4 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 Carbon County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Weissport:

  • BLUE MOUNTAIN HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; LEHIGHTON, PA)
  • GNADEN HUETTEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; LEHIGHTON, PA)
  • SUMMIT AT BLUE MOUNTAIN NURSING AND REHAB CTR, THE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LEHIGHTON, PA)
  • MAHONING VALLEY NURSING AND RE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LEHIGHTON, PA)
  • PALMERTON HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; PALMERTON, PA)
  • REDCO GROUP/SUMMIT HILL,THE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; SUMMIT HILL, PA)
  • WEATHERWOOD NURSING HOME AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WEATHERLY, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Weissport:

  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 13 miles; Schnecksville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,391)
  • Muhlenberg College (about 19 miles; Allentown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,792)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 23 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,099)
  • Northampton County Area Community College (about 23 miles; Bethlehem, PA; FT enrollment: 7,195)
  • Lehigh University (about 23 miles; Bethlehem, PA; FT enrollment: 6,565)
  • DeSales University (about 27 miles; Center Valley, PA; FT enrollment: 2,862)
  • Lafayette College (about 28 miles; Easton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,562)

Private high school in Weissport:

  • EDUCARE OF PA (Students: 22, Location: 413 BRIDGE ST, Grades: 7-12)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • In the category of strongest FM stations around the Wiessport, Pa area, the entry for WMGK (105.5) is missing, The radio station is located about 10 miles from Weissport, within the Carbon County area. Also, in the category of local television stations, the entry for BRCTV-13 is missing. Channel 13 is located about 3 miles from Weissport. added by Weissport Historian

Points of interest:

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Carbon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This borough:

2.5 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

65.1%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

12.7%
Whole state:

6.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Weissport, PA (based on Carbon County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant14,61352
Catholic12,41814
Evangelical Protestant1,94318
Orthodox2642
Other1623
None35,849-
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: 13
This county:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Carbon County:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Here:

2.85 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 53
Carbon County:

8.39 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Carbon County:

9.1%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.6%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.4%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Weissport:

44.4%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

36.4%
Pennsylvania:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.2%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Weissport:

12.1%
Pennsylvania:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Weissport:

6.7
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

30.6%
Pennsylvania:

34.3%

General health condition:
This city:

51.1%
Pennsylvania:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Weissport:

77.1%
Pennsylvania:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Weissport, 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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$306
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$33
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$21
Totals for Government 0$0 4$360

Weissport government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $36,000 ($90.68)
    Central Staff Services: $35,000 ($88.16)
    Regular Highways: $30,000 ($75.57)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($35.26)
    Police Protection: $7,000 ($17.63)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($15.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($5.04)

Weissport government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $34,000 ($85.64)
    Other: $1,000 ($2.52)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($5.04)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($2.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $14,000 ($35.26)
  • Tax - Property: $59,000 ($148.61)
    Individual Income: $42,000 ($105.79)
    Public Utility License: $6,000 ($15.11)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000 ($7.56)

Weissport government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000 ($5.04)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000 ($5.04)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000 ($5.04)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000 ($5.04)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $191,000 ($481.11)

5.68% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,139 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lehigh County, PA  0.92% ($39,297 average AGI)
from Northampton County, PA  0.64% ($41,608)
from Luzerne County, PA  0.63% ($40,427)


5.44% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,978 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lehigh County, PA  0.80% ($43,928 average AGI)
to Luzerne County, PA  0.63% ($39,848)
to Schuylkill County, PA  0.58% ($30,285)

Strongest AM radio stations in Weissport:

  • WYNS (1160 AM; 4 kW; LEHIGHTON, PA; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLSH (1410 AM; 5 kW; LANSFORD, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WAEB (790 AM; 4 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WKAP (1470 AM; 5 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTKZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALLENTOWN LICENSEE, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Weissport:

  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WAEB-FM (104.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWPJ (89.5 FM; PEN ARGYL, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WAMT (103.1 FM; FREELAND, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKRF (107.9 FM; TOBYHANNA, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WRTY (91.1 FM; JACKSON TOWNSHIP, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV COMMONWEALTH SYS HGR ED.)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • WDIY (88.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY BR/CST ASSOC)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WBYX (88.7 FM; STROUDSBURG, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WJCS (89.3 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: BEACON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W285DH (104.9 FM; N. WHITEHALL TOWNSHI, PA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, ET. AL.)
  • W218AX (91.5 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: GOSPEL MEDIA INSTITUTE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Weissport:

  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLVT-TV (Channel 39; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W07DC (Channel 7; ALLENTOWN/BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBPH-TV (Channel 60; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: SONSHINE FAMILY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • W07BV (Channel 7; WILKES-BARRE, ETC., PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$133,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0207.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Weissport, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Weissport, PA - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Weissport, PA
  • 41.9%Utility gas
  • 38.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.5%Electricity
  • 7.0%Coal or coke
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Weissport, PA
  • 64.8%Electricity
  • 27.3%Utility gas
  • 6.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Coal or coke


Weissport compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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