West Fairview, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 1,282.
Males: 704  (54.9%)
Females: 578  (45.1%)
Median resident age:

40.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $75,391
West Fairview:

$75,391
PA:

$63,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $39,477

West Fairview CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $214,200
West Fairview:

$214,200
PA:

$192,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $244,505; detached houses: $274,975; townhouses or other attached units: $182,359; in 2-unit structures: $144,076; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $146,877; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $231,747; mobile homes: $56,203

Median gross rent in 2019: $889.

March 2019 cost of living index in West Fairview: 97.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.0%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in West Fairview, PA (2019)
    • 1,09691.3%White alone
    • 352.9%Black alone
    • 312.6%Asian alone
    • 252.1%Hispanic

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

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Ancestries: German (26.5%), Irish (16.9%), American (15.4%), Scotch-Irish (5.8%), European (3.1%), Pennsylvania German (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 11/19/1910

Elevation: 340 feet

31 residents are foreign born

This place:

2.6%
Pennsylvania:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,135 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,950 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lancaster, PA (36.2 miles , pop. 56,348).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (68.7 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (95.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Wormleysburg borough, PA (1.1 miles ),
Enola, PA (1.2 miles ),
Harrisburg, PA (1.5 miles ),
Camp Hill borough, PA (1.6 miles ),
Lemoyne borough, PA (1.6 miles ),
Lower Allen, PA (1.8 miles ),
Penbrook borough, PA (1.9 miles ),
New Cumberland borough, PA (2.0 miles )

Latitude: 40.27 N, Longitude: 76.92 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 717

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

4.2%
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 77.7. This is about average.

City:

77.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2017 was 0.157. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.157
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.57. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.57
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2014 was 0.468. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.468
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 13.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.18. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.18
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

West Fairview-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 3% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/2004, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.7 miles away from the West Fairview place center caused $18 million in damages.

On 6/7/1980, a category F3 tornado 24.5 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Fairview-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 63% 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 172.5 miles away from West Fairview 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 46.5 miles away from West Fairview 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 200.5 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 48.1 miles away from West Fairview center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 286.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 240.0 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 Cumberland County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near West Fairview:

  • SUSQUEHANNA CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; HARRISBURG, PA)
  • EDGEWATER PSYCHIATRIC CNTR (Hospital, about 1 miles away; HARRISBURG, PA)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-CAMP HILL (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CAMP HILL, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE CAMP HILL (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; CAMP HILL, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE CITYLINE (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; HARRISBURG, PA)
  • HOLY SPIRIT HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; CAMP HILL, PA)
  • INTREPID USA HEALTHCARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; LEMOYNE, PA)

Amtrak stations near West Fairview:

  • 3 miles: HARRISBURG (4TH & CHESTNUT STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: ELIZABETHTOWN (WILSON AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Fairview:

  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (about 3 miles; Harrisburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 13,276)
  • Messiah College (about 9 miles; Mechanicsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,035)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (about 11 miles; Middletown, PA; FT enrollment: 3,797)
  • Dickinson College (about 16 miles; Carlisle, PA; FT enrollment: 2,505)
  • YTI Career Institute-York (about 24 miles; York, PA; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • York College Pennsylvania (about 25 miles; York, PA; FT enrollment: 5,140)
  • Gettysburg College (about 35 miles; Gettysburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,772)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in West Fairview: Goodwill Fire Company 1 Station 16 (A), West Fairview Forest Fire and Conservation Company (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

2.4 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

59.7%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

11.0%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

For population 15 years and over in West Fairview:

Marital status in West Fairview, PA
  • Never married: 40.8%
  • Now married: 36.3%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

For population 25 years and over in West Fairview:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for West Fairview, PA (based on Cumberland County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant44,228106
Catholic36,1868
Evangelical Protestant30,598148
Other11,32417
Orthodox1,2414
Black Protestant6055
None111,224-
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: 41
Cumberland County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Cumberland County:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 60
This county:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 176
Cumberland County:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

10.1%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Cumberland County:

25.6%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.8%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

6.42% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($993 average AGI)
Cumberland County:

0.07%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Dauphin County, PA  1.42% ($51,385 average AGI)
from York County, PA  0.82% ($46,978)
from Franklin County, PA  0.43% ($42,517)


6.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,529 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,306 average AGI)
Cumberland County:

0.10%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dauphin County, PA  1.09% ($39,702 average AGI)
to York County, PA  0.83% ($54,678)
to Franklin County, PA  0.40% ($36,797)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Fairview:

  • WTKT (1460 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHP (580 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTCY (1400 AM; 1 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWII (720 AM; daytime; 2 kW; SHIREMANSTOWN, PA; Owner: HENSLEY BROADCASTING)
  • WKBO (1230 AM; 0 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHYL (960 AM; 5 kW; CARLISLE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WSBA (910 AM; 5 kW; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Fairview:

  • WHKF (99.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNK-FM (104.1 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WRBT (94.9 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRVV (97.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXPH (88.1 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIV. OF PA.)
  • WJAZ (91.7 FM; SUMMERDALE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. COMMWEALTH SYS. HGHR ED)
  • WTPA (93.5 FM; MECHANICSBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHBO (92.7 FM; STARVIEW, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WQLV (98.9 FM; MILLERSBURG, PA; Owner: HEPCO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJUN-FM (92.5 FM; MEXICO, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WRKZ-FM (102.3 FM; CARLISLE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)
  • WQXA-FM (105.7 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYCR (98.5 FM; YORK-HANOVER, PA; Owner: RADIO HANOVER, INC.)
  • WQJU (107.1 FM; MIFFLINTOWN, PA; Owner: CENTRAL PA CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WJRC (90.9 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: SALT AND LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC)

TV broadcast stations around West Fairview:

  • WHTM-TV (Channel 27; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: HARRISBURG TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WITF-TV (Channel 33; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WHP-TV (Channel 21; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W40AF (Channel 40; DILLSBURG, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK, LLC)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)

West Fairview fatal accident list:

Jun 22, 1983 00:99 AM, 00394, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 15, 1981 01:00 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 6.7mTotal length
  • 16,167Total average daily traffic
  • 1,131Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,548Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 23118s34510, Lat: 40.277778 Lon: -76.921389, Type: Upole, Structure height: 10.5 m, Call Sign: WQLX530,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/19/2010, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 03/20/2020, Certifier: Fred J Janosky, Registrant: Keller And Heckman, LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Fairview, PA
  • 45.3%Utility gas
  • 31.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.9%Electricity
  • 4.7%Wood
  • 4.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.3%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Fairview, PA
  • 64.9%Utility gas
  • 18.5%Electricity
  • 16.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


West Fairview compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

West Fairview on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Western Asia (population 500+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
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