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Population in 2012: 4,573 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +29.1%
Males: 2,094  (45.8%)
Females: 2,479  (54.2%)

Median resident age:  35.9 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 18201.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,205 (it was $28,765 in 2000)
West Hazleton:

$34,205
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,851

West Hazleton borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $99,511 (it was $56,000 in 2000)
West Hazleton:

$99,511
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $102,945; Detached houses: $129,743; Townhouses or other attached units: $67,729; In 2-unit structures: $130,005; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $84,696; Mobile homes: $7,700

Median gross rent in 2012: $708.

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West Hazleton races chart
  • White alone - 2,834 (61.7%)
  • Hispanic - 1,624 (35.4%)
  • Black alone - 62 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 38 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 15 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 8 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.09%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Hazleton: 95.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (11.5%), German (11.4%), Polish (8.9%), Irish (7.4%), Slovak (2.7%), Dutch (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1889

Elevation: 1700 feet

Land area: 1.55 square miles.

Population density: 2,945 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in West Hazleton:

  • High school or higher: 75.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Hazleton borough:

  • Never married: 39.9%
  • Now married: 38.0%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

1,327 residents are foreign born (25.8% Latin America).

This borough:  29.3%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,266 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,150 (1.3%)

West Hazleton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (35.5 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (80.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Hazleton, PA (1.1 miles ), Harleigh, PA (1.4 miles ), Lattimer, PA (1.7 miles ), Pardeesville, PA (1.8 miles ), Tresckow, PA (1.9 miles ), Conyngham borough, PA (2.0 miles ), Kelayres, PA (2.1 miles ), McAdoo borough, PA (2.1 miles ).

Latitude: 40.96 N, Longitude: 76.00 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,798 (+39.7%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 254 (14.5%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

West Hazleton household income distribution West Hazleton home values distribution

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Crime rates in West Hazleton by Year
Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000200
per 100,000 0.00.00.060.70.00.0
Rapes 011012
per 100,000 0.030.230.50.021.743.5
Robberies 325674
per 100,000 90.060.4152.5182.1151.987.0
Assaults 369111714
per 100,000 90.0181.1274.6333.8368.8304.6
Burglaries 272750354551
per 100,000 809.8815.01525.31062.2976.41109.7
Thefts 35107123121141115
per 100,000 1049.83229.73752.33672.23059.22502.2
Auto thefts 61712697
per 100,000 180.0513.1366.1182.1195.3152.3
Arson 002001
per 100,000 0.00.061.00.00.021.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 277.6) 152.9295.8397.8463.0331.9301.6

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Crime rate in West Hazleton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.44
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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West Hazleton, Pennsylvania accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.5%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +178 (+5.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (40%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Printing workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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Tornado activity:

West Hazleton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/26/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.6 miles away from the West Hazleton borough center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/10/1968, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.6 miles away from the borough center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Hazleton-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% 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 43.7 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 43.9 miles away from West Hazleton 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 52.8 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 58.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 96.3 miles away from West Hazleton center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 87.6 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 Luzerne County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Hazleton topographic map

Birthplace of: James Ustynoski - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers near West Hazleton:

  • HAZLETON ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, provides emergency services, about 2 miles away; HAZLETON, PA)
  • FRANCISCAN SCC, THE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HAZLETON, PA)
  • MOUNTAIN CITY CONV REHAB CNTR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HAZLETON, PA)

Political contributions by individuals in West Hazleton, PA

Operable nuclear power plants near West Hazleton:

  • 15 miles: Susquehanna 1 and 2 in Berwick, PA.

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

  • Luzerne County Community College (about 16 miles; Nanticoke, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,717)
  • Wilkes University (about 21 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,593)
  • King's College (about 21 miles; Wilkes Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,022)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 24 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 8,552)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 29 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 3,422)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 34 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,093)
  • University of Scranton (about 36 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 4,839)

Public high school in West Hazleton:

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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Catholic Elementary School: Transfiguration School

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Notable locations in West Hazleton: Oakbur Junction (A), Harleigh Junction (B), West Hazleton Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Luzerne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 16.8. This is significantly better than average.
City:

16.8
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.331. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.331
U.S.:

0.360
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.80
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 11.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.2
U.S.:

10.5
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 14.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.8
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 13.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

13.0
U.S.:

12.4


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 30.0%
(19.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 71.5% for Black residents, 43.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.5% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This borough:  2.5 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  62.6%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  11.1%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in West Hazleton, PA

23 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
51 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
11 people in religious group quarters in 2000

West Hazleton compared to Pennsylvania state average:

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


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Banks with branches in West Hazleton (2011 data):

  • Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania: West Hazleton Branch at 40 West Broad Street, branch established on 1913/05/13. Info updated 2010/09/24: Bank assets: $32,316.9 mil, Deposits: $25,297.1 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, positive income, 396 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


West Hazleton travel time to work - commute


West Hazleton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (48%)
  • Utility gas (26%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Coal or coke (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for West Hazleton borough (based on Luzerne County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.22%
Here60.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of Christ
Adherents69.0%10.2%5.1%2.3%2.0%
Congregations29.8%19.3%7.2%6.9%5.2%
NameJewishAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents1.8%1.2%1.2%0.8%6.4%
Congregations1.7%3.3%2.8%3.0%20.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 65
Luzerne County:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Luzerne County:

27.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.6%
State:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$9,663$57,9780$0
Other Government Administration 5$13,624$32,6980$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$25,666$61,5980$0
Police - Other 1$2,058$24,6961$490
Streets and Highways 3$8,830$35,3201$181
Parks and Recreation 1$2,599$31,1881$781
Totals for Government 17$62,440$44,0753$1,452


3.58% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,014 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.58%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($340 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lackawanna County, PA  0.40% ($33,529 average AGI)
from Columbia County, PA  0.17% ($30,034)
from Schuylkill County, PA  0.14% ($31,690)


3.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,456 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.63%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($223 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lackawanna County, PA  0.35% ($39,731 average AGI)
to Columbia County, PA  0.20% ($30,057)
to Schuylkill County, PA  0.19% ($31,150)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Hazleton:

  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WAZL (1490 AM; 1 kW; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLSH (1410 AM; 5 kW; LANSFORD, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYNS (1160 AM; 4 kW; LEHIGHTON, PA; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Hazleton:

  • W202BD (88.3 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • W218AX (91.5 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: GOSPEL MEDIA INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAMT (103.1 FM; FREELAND, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WMGH-FM (105.5 FM; TAMAQUA, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • W220BE (91.9 FM; ST. CLAIR, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W288BE (105.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WCWQ (93.7 FM; DALLAS, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around West Hazleton:

  • WYLN-LP (Channel 35; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)
  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • 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.)
  • W07BV (Channel 7; WILKES-BARRE, ETC., PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • W47AO (Channel 47; BERWICK, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)
  • W19CI (Channel 19; BERWICK, PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • W67DE (Channel 67; NEWPORT, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

West Hazleton, Pennsylvania:
  • Fatal accident count: 17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 28
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 18
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 49
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 5
Pennsylvania average:
  • Fatal accident count: 92
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 133
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 99
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 230
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

See more detailed statistics of West Hazleton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 28 meters (92ft)
Total average daily traffic: 41,018
Total average daily truck traffic: 9,416
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 52,191

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in West Hazleton)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Municipal Bldg S 4th St (Lat: 40.957583 Lon: -75.993806), Call Sign: KTI536, Licensee ID: L00090672
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/22/2011, Expiration Date: 05/22/2021
    Registrant: West Hazleton, Borough Of, Municipal Bldg, 12 South 4th St, West Hazleton, PA 18202, Phone: (570) 455-3696, Fax: (570) 455-0881, Email:
  • Borough Bldg S Fourth St (Lat: 40.957583 Lon: -75.993806), Call Sign: WDN59
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.740 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/14/2013, Expiration Date: 03/17/2023
    Registrant: Borough Of West Hazleton, 100 South 4th Street, West Hazleton, PA 18202, Phone: (570) 455-7851, Fax: (570) 455-4223, Email:
  • Lat: 40.976944 Lon: -76.022167, Call Sign: WQGK225
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.100 MHz, 463.350 MHz, 464.850 MHz, 464.100 MHz, 463.350 MHz, 464.850 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/09/2007, Expiration Date: 02/09/2017, Certifier: Gregory Sklar
    Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1588 Fairfield Road Ste 7, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, State Police Hq Intersection Of Kiwanis Blvd And Dessen Dr (Lat: 40.977028 Lon: -76.025750), Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WBU931
    Assigned Frequencies: 2199.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/14/2011, Expiration Date: 01/09/2022, Cancellation Date: 08/03/2012
    Registrant: State Police Technical Support Division, 7820 Allentown Blvd., Harrisburg, PA 17112-3763, Phone: (717) 540-5020, Fax: (717) 540-5030, Email:
  • 1.3 Mi E Of Intst Of Us 81 & St Rd (Lat: 40.941194 Lon: -75.999639), Overall height: 58.8 m, Call Sign: WHF240, Licensee ID: L00186303
    Assigned Frequencies: 947.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/16/1982, Expiration Date: 08/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 09/06/2002
    Registrant: Entercom Wilkes-Barre Scranton, LLC, 401 City Avenue, Suite 409, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
  • Us 81 & Pa St Rd 924 (Lat: 40.941194 Lon: -75.999639), Overall height: 58.8 m, Call Sign: WHF327, Licensee ID: L00186303
    Assigned Frequencies: 949.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/26/1982, Expiration Date: 08/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 03/31/2004
    Registrant: Entercom Wilkes-Barre Scranton, LLC, 401 City Avenue Suite 809, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: K3RJX, Previous Call Sign: KA3GJK, Licensee ID: L00144277
    Grant Date: 04/14/2006, Expiration Date: 06/29/2016, Certifier: Alfred J Gordick
    Registrant: Alfred J Gordick, 322 W Green St, West Hazleton, PA 18202-3704
  • Call Sign: KA3LSZ
    Grant Date: 06/25/1998, Expiration Date: 06/25/2008, Cancellation Date: 06/26/2010
    Registrant: William S Harris, 4 E Clay Ave, West Hazleton, PA 18201
  • Call Sign: N3CQB
    Grant Date: 05/22/1995, Expiration Date: 05/22/2005, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2007
    Registrant: Richard C Szumilo, 207 E Green St, West Hazleton, PA 18201
  • Call Sign: N3YTW, Licensee ID: L00253094
    Grant Date: 12/01/2006, Expiration Date: 02/27/2017, Certifier: William B Palmer
    Registrant: William B Palmer, 629 Harvey St, West Hazleton, PA 18202-1507
  • Call Sign: W3GFE, Licensee ID: L00153814
    Grant Date: 03/29/1999, Expiration Date: 05/20/2007, Cancellation Date: 05/21/2009
    Registrant: Emil S Yannes, 506 Putnam St, West Hazleton, PA 18201
  • Call Sign: KB3OAB, Licensee ID: L01195320
    Grant Date: 09/22/2006, Expiration Date: 09/22/2016, Certifier: Deborah A Ruminski
    Registrant: Deborah A Ruminski, 51 E Madison Ave, West Hazleton, PA 18202



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED18$96,2783$42,66719$118,3687$10,7140$03$77,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$60,0002$70,0003$23,0000$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$99,3333$155,33338$88,7896$65,0001$440,0003$89,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$85,5004$68,50023$95,8700$00$03$93,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$145,0000$02$71,5000$00$01$108,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 2179.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED9$86,1111$74,0002$88,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$50,5000$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$85,0000$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 2179.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Businesses in West Hazleton, PA
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Lowe's1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
GNC1Subway1
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Top Patent Applicants
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.

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