West Pittston, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 4,824 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.9%
 
Males: 2,678  (55.5%)
Females: 2,146  (44.5%)
Median resident age:  47.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 18643.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,575 (it was $33,030 in 2000)
West Pittston:

$49,575
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $31,385 (it was $20,370 in 2000)

West Pittston borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $139,368 (it was $84,100 in 2000)
West Pittston:

$139,368
PA:

$164,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $149,240; Detached houses: $155,883; Townhouses or other attached units: $91,802; In 2-unit structures: $226,449

Median gross rent in 2013: $697.

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  • Races in West Pittston, PA (2010)

    West Pittston races chart
    • 4,68996.3%White alone
    • 741.5%Hispanic
    • 450.9%Two or more races
    • 300.6%Black alone
    • 200.4%Asian alone
    • 60.1%Other race alone
    • 20.04%American Indian alone
    • 20.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in West Pittston: 95.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Italian (20.9%), Irish (18.9%), Polish (12.7%), German (9.6%), Slovak (4.9%), Lithuanian (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1857

Elevation: 562 feet

Land area: 0.82 square miles.

Population density: 5,896 people per square mile   (average).

West Pittston,PA real estate house value index trend

West Pittston, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in West Pittston:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Pittston borough:

  • Never married: 31.2%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

97 residents are foreign born

This borough:

2.0%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in West Pittston, Pennsylvania as of August 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in West Pittston to the number of sex offenders is 1,615 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,498 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,840 (1.6%)

West Pittston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (8.9 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (93.7 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (98.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Pittston, PA (0.8 miles ), Exeter borough, PA (1.0 miles ), Hughestown borough, PA (1.1 miles ), Yatesville borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Inkerman, PA (1.5 miles ), Wyoming borough, PA (1.5 miles ), Duryea borough, PA (1.6 miles ), Laflin borough, PA (1.7 miles ).

Latitude: 41.33 N, Longitude: 75.80 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

West Pittston household income distribution West Pittston home values distribution

Property values in West Pittston, PA


Crime rates in West Pittston by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.020.40.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 010010222211
per 100,000 0.019.60.00.020.50.040.740.840.641.020.520.7
Assaults 1306507618634
per 100,000 256.20.0121.3102.30.0143.4122.120.4162.2122.961.682.6
Burglaries 182422191519311720192911
per 100,000 354.7471.1444.8388.9307.8389.1631.0346.9405.5389.0595.4227.3
Thefts 87857176567390799013787116
per 100,000 1,714.31,668.61,435.51,555.51,149.01,495.01,831.91,611.91,824.82,805.11,786.12,396.7
Auto thefts 533533611322
per 100,000 98.558.960.7102.361.661.4122.120.420.361.441.141.3
Arson 301001201000
per 100,000 59.10.020.20.00.020.540.70.020.30.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 293.1) 158.7114.8122.5122.981.8125.6187.5111.1153.6188.6140.4143.4

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Crime rate in West Pittston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.62
Pennsylvania average:

2.58
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.1%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -723 (-12.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in West Pittston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in West Pittston, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

West Pittston-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.6 miles away from the West Pittston borough 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 3.6 miles away from the borough center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Pittston-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 196.0 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 70.2 miles away from West Pittston 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 238.7 miles away from the city 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, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 242.5 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 70.2 miles away from West Pittston center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 278.4 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 Luzerne County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Pittston topographic map

Birthplace of: Marion Lorne - Actress, Bob Repass - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in West Pittston:

  • ANGEL'S TOUCH HOME CARE (341 WYOMING AVENUE SUITE 2)
  • WYOMING VALLEY HOME CARE INC (16 LUZERNE AVENUE STE 160)

Other hospitals and medical centers near West Pittston:

  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH CARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; PITTSTON, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE PITTSTON (Dialysis Facility, about 1 miles away; PITTSTON, PA)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES IN (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; HUGHESTOWN, PA)
  • ST JOSEPH'S CNTR COMM HUGHESTO (Hospital, about 2 miles away; HUGHESTOWN, PA)
  • BAYADA NURSES (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; PITTSTON, PA)
  • HIGHLAND MANOR NSG HOME (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; EXETER, PA)
  • HIGHLAND MANOR NURSING AND CON (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; EXETER, PA)

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

  • King's College (about 7 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,392)
  • Wilkes University (about 8 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • Misericordia University (about 9 miles; Dallas, PA; FT enrollment: 2,554)
  • University of Scranton (about 10 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 5,488)
  • Marywood University (about 12 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,959)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 14 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 40 miles; East Stroudsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,195)

Public high school in West Pittston:

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Library in West Pittston:

  • WEST PITTSTON LIBRARY (Operating income: $103,142; Location: 200 EXETER AVE; 23,280 books; 773 audio materials; 1,679 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 78 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in West Pittston: West Pittston Junction Station (A), West Pittston Hose Company 1 (B). 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 88.8. This is about average.

City:

88.8
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.0807. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0807
U.S.:

0.3026

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.58. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.58
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.769. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.769
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 15.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.41
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.9%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.2 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  58.2%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  7.1%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
2 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill in 2000
2 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill in 2000

West Pittston 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in West Pittston (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: West Pittston Branch at 501 Wyoming Avenue, branch established on 1988/03/07. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • The Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank: 801 Wyoming Avenue Branch at 801 Wyoming Avenue, branch established on 1999/02/09. Info updated 2011/01/21: Bank assets: $606.3 mil, Deposits: $515.8 mil, headquarters in Dunmore, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity D&D Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

West Pittston travel time to work - commute West Pittston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (22%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

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
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 2012)
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$2,581
Other Government Administration 1$4,199$50,38819$30,426
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$4,022
Police Protection - Officers 3$22,417$89,66810$65,803
Police - Other 1$4,090$49,08021$34,447
Streets and Highways 7$33,315$57,1110$0
Health 0$0 3$318
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$2,302
Totals for Government 12$64,021$64,02158$139,899

West Pittston government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $480,000 ($99.50)
    Police Protection: $268,000 ($55.56)
    Regular Highways: $262,000 ($54.31)
    Central Staff Services: $80,000 ($16.58)
    Fire Protection: $55,000 ($11.40)
    General Public Buildings: $38,000 ($7.88)
    Housing & Community Development: $35,000 ($7.26)
    Sewerage: $25,000 ($5.18)
    Parks & Recreation: $22,000 ($4.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($4.35)
    Financial Administration: $20,000 ($4.15)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,000 ($3.94)
    Health Services - Other: $3,000 ($0.62)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($0.21)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.21)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $1,478,000 ($306.38)
    Benefit Payments: $84,000 ($17.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($2.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $10,000 ($2.07)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $545,000 ($112.98)

West Pittston government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $23,000 ($4.77)
    Parking Facilities: $7,000 ($1.45)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $7,000 ($1.45)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($0.41)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $35,000 ($7.26)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $80,000 ($16.58)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($1.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $92,000 ($19.07)
    All Other: $64,000 ($13.27)
    Housing & Community Development: $5,000 ($1.04)
    General Support: $4,000 ($0.83)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $428,000 ($88.72)
    Property: $280,000 ($58.04)
    NEC: $106,000 ($21.97)

West Pittston government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $223,000 ($46.23)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $300,000 ($62.19)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $195,000 ($40.42)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $328,000 ($67.99)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $150,000 ($31.09)

West Pittston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $639,000 ($132.46)

3.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,470 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.48%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($458 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.06%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lackawanna County, PA  0.41% ($33,801 average AGI)
from Columbia County, PA  0.17% ($35,230)
from Schuylkill County, PA  0.17% ($28,378)


3.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.51%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($325 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lackawanna County, PA  0.36% ($35,214 average AGI)
to Columbia County, PA  0.16% ($28,552)
to Schuylkill County, PA  0.14% ($28,678)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Pittston:

  • WITK (1550 AM; 10 kW; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ROBERT C. CORDARO, INC.)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WEJL (630 AM; 2 kW; SCRANTON, PA)
  • WGBI (910 AM; 1 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WYCK (1340 AM; 1 kW; PLAINS, PA; Owner: LB RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBAX (1240 AM; 1 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • 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)
  • WNAK (730 AM; 1 kW; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: SEVEN-THIRTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WICK (1400 AM; 1 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: LANCOM, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Pittston:

  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WGGY (101.3 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WWDL-FM (104.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: LANE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WBHD (95.7 FM; OLYPHANT, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUSR (99.5 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WCWQ (93.7 FM; DALLAS, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W212AT (90.3 FM; CLARKS SUMMIT, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PA. EDUCTNL TV ASSOC.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W288BE (105.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDMT (102.3 FM; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WPGP (88.3 FM; TAFTON, PA; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WQFN (100.1 FM; FOREST CITY, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around West Pittston:

  • WQPX (Channel 64; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: PAXSON SCRANTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • W07BV (Channel 7; WILKES-BARRE, ETC., PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • WSWB (Channel 38; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • W54BO (Channel 54; KINGSTON, PA; Owner: KATHY POTERA)
  • W26CD (Channel 26; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W51BP (Channel 51; CLARKS SUMMIT, ETC., PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • W19AR (Channel 19; CLARKS SUMMIT, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
West Pittston fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)


West Pittston fatal accident list:

Dec 21, 2010 10:38 AM, Us-11, Sr-92, Lat: 41.32784, Lon: -75.79335, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 14, 2002 05:27 PM, Us-11, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 23, 1992 07:00 PM, 92, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Dec 24, 1992 06:04 PM, 92, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Dec 24, 1983 11:99 PM, 00368, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
May 27, 1975 02:05 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 65m213ftTotal length
  • $13,000Total costs
  • 21,118Total average daily traffic
  • 1,538Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in West Pittston)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Rd 4 Box 538 Kitchen Ln Exeter Twp (Lat: 41.370361 Lon: -75.829083), Call Sign: WNNN713, Licensee ID: L00063257
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.310 MHz, 154.355 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/21/1998, Expiration Date: 02/15/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/13/2002
    Registrant: Mt Zion Bicentennial Fire Co, Rr 4 Box 538, West Pittston, PA 18643-9313, Phone: (717) 388-6355
  • 555 Exeter Ave (Lat: 41.334806 Lon: -75.541306), Call Sign: KGE725
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.130 MHz, 155.595 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/12/1999, Expiration Date: 09/14/2004, Cancellation Date: 11/20/2004
    Registrant: West Pittston, Bourough Of, 555 Exeter Ave, West Pittston, PA 18643, Phone: (717) 655-5566
  • 555 Exeter Ave (Lat: 41.334806 Lon: -75.541306), Call Sign: WDN60
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.740 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/06/1999, Expiration Date: 09/21/2004, Cancellation Date: 11/27/2004
    Registrant: West Pittston, Borough Of, 555 Exeter Ave, West Pittston, PA 18643, Phone: (717) 655-5566
  • Lat: 41.332222 Lon: -75.808611, Call Sign: WQEJ465
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.212 MHz, 467.387 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/10/2006, Expiration Date: 02/10/2016, Certifier: Ron Garrison
    Registrant: Scott Communications, Inc., 2888 Bethlehem Pike, Hatfield, PA 19440, Phone: (215) 997-9500, Fax: (215) 822-8713, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • PA0051, Corner Of Baltimore & 6th - Ny33xc911 (Lat: 41.328611 Lon: -75.806806), Type: Pole, Structure height: 39.7 m, Overall height: 42.1 m, Call Sign: WQMP809
    Assigned Frequencies: 11365.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/18/2010, Expiration Date: 10/18/2020, Cancellation Date: 02/16/2012, Certifier: Dan Mieszala
    Registrant: Open Range Communications Inc., 6430 S. Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, CO 80111, Phone: (303) 376-2112, Fax: (303) 376-2109, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Pittston)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2480L , Serial Number: 17255680, Year manufactured: 1966
    Registrant (Corporation): Facowi Aviation Inc, 529 Delaware Ave, West Pittston, PA 18643
  • Aircraft: ARBC INC DBA LINDSTRAND 42A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (None)
    N-Number: 388DR , Serial Number: 416, Year manufactured: 1996, Airworthiness Date: 04/16/2001
    Registrant (Corporation): Beemster Cheese LLC, 508 Delaware Ave, West Pittston, PA 18643
  • Aircraft: AEROSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC RAVEN S49A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 614JR , Serial Number: S49A-3186, Year manufactured: 1994, Airworthiness Date: 05/19/1994
    Registrant (Corporation): Beemster Cheese LLC, 508 Delaware Ave, West Pittston, PA 18643
  • Aircraft: CAMERON BALLOONS US Z-105 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 615JR , Serial Number: 6486, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 03/07/2007
    Registrant (Corporation): Beemster Cheese LLC, 508 Delaware Ave, West Pittston, PA 18643
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8557U , Serial Number: 17252457, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 12/31/1964
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Richard D Evans-Kaplan, 222 Luzerne Ave, West Pittston, PA 18643, Other Owners: Cara M Evans-Kaplan

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 ORIGINATED13$131,15420$99,20084$126,50012$48,4171$75,00011$64,545
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$151,0000$06$221,6672$25,0000$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$133,0001$120,00051$135,0598$51,1250$02$97,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$192,0003$229,66719$136,3682$52,5000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$04$213,0000$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 2110.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$149,8001$170,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$276,0002$150,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$95,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 2110.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Businesses in West Pittston, PA
NameCountNameCount
Blockbuster1Rite Aid1
Curves1Subway1

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