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Population in 2012: 4,846 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.5%
 

Males: 2,556  (52.8%)
Females: 2,290  (47.2%)

Median resident age:  43.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 18643.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,845 (it was $33,030 in 2000)
West Pittston:

$44,845
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,937

West Pittston borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $128,462 (it was $84,100 in 2000)
West Pittston:

$128,462
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $146,805; Detached houses: $152,041; Townhouses or other attached units: $96,758; In 2-unit structures: $202,857

Median gross rent in 2012: $664.

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  • White alone - 4,689 (96.3%)
  • Hispanic - 74 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 45 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 30 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 20 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.04%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.04%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Pittston: 96.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (21.4%), Irish (17.4%), German (13.1%), Polish (12.7%), English (5.5%), Slovak (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1857

Elevation: 562 feet

Land area: 0.82 square miles.

Population density: 5,923 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in West Pittston:

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Pittston borough:

  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 45.0%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

66 residents are foreign born

This borough:  1.4%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in West Pittston, Pennsylvania as of October 30, 2014.
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 2012: $2,208 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,467 (1.6%)

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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

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Crime rates in West Pittston by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.020.40.00.00.00.0
Robberies 01001022221
per 100,000 0.019.60.00.020.50.040.740.840.641.020.5
Assaults 130650761863
per 100,000 256.20.0121.3102.30.0143.4122.120.4162.2122.961.6
Burglaries 1824221915193117201929
per 100,000 354.7471.1444.8388.9307.8389.1631.0346.9405.5389.0595.4
Thefts 87857176567390799013787
per 100,000 1714.31668.61435.51555.51149.01495.01831.91611.91824.82805.11786.1
Auto thefts 53353361132
per 100,000 98.558.960.7102.361.661.4122.120.420.361.441.1
Arson 30100120100
per 100,000 59.10.020.20.00.020.540.70.020.30.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.4) 158.7114.8122.5122.981.8125.6187.5111.1153.6188.6140.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

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

0.62
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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West Pittston, 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: -723 (-12.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

West Pittston-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 1% greater 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 significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 94% 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 70.2 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 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 61.8 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 85.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in 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).
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Birthplace of: Marion Lorne - Actress, Bob Repass - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers in West Pittston:

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

Other hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in West Pittston, PA

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

  • King's College (about 7 miles; Wilkes Barre, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,022)
  • Wilkes University (about 8 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,593)
  • University of Scranton (about 10 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 4,839)
  • Marywood University (about 12 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,591)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 15 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 3,717)
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 40 miles; East Stroudsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,251)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 41 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 8,552)

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
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AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.0. This is about average.
City:

31.0
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.0418. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0418
U.S.:

0.3342
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.80
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 14.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.8
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.33. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.33
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.9%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino 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

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

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 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.
  • House age above state average.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


West Pittston travel time to work - commute


West Pittston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for West Pittston 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
This county:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Luzerne County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

9.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.6%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Luzerne County:

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

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 0$0 1$860
Other Government Administration 1$2,428$29,13613$10,138
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,340
Police Protection - Officers 3$12,961$51,8447$21,926
Police - Other 1$2,365$28,38014$11,478
Streets and Highways 7$19,262$33,0210$0
Health 0$0 2$106
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$767
Totals for Government 12$37,016$37,01640$46,615

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $480,000 ($99.05)
    Police Protection: $268,000 ($55.30)
    Regular Highways: $262,000 ($54.07)
    Central Staff Services: $80,000 ($16.51)
    Fire Protection: $55,000 ($11.35)
    General Public Buildings: $38,000 ($7.84)
    Housing & Community Development: $35,000 ($7.22)
    Sewerage: $25,000 ($5.16)
    Parks & Recreation: $22,000 ($4.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($4.33)
    Financial Administration: $20,000 ($4.13)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,000 ($3.92)
    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 ($304.99)
    Benefit Payments: $84,000 ($17.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($2.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $10,000 ($2.06)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $545,000 ($112.46)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $23,000 ($4.75)
    Parking Facilities: $7,000 ($1.44)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $7,000 ($1.44)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($0.41)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $35,000 ($7.22)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $80,000 ($16.51)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($1.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $92,000 ($18.98)
    All Other: $64,000 ($13.21)
    Housing & Community Development: $5,000 ($1.03)
    General Support: $4,000 ($0.83)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $428,000 ($88.32)
    Property: $280,000 ($57.78)
    NEC: $106,000 ($21.87)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $223,000 ($46.02)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $300,000 ($61.91)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $195,000 ($40.24)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $328,000 ($67.68)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $150,000 ($30.95)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $639,000 ($131.86)

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 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.)

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

West Pittston, Pennsylvania:
  • Fatal accident count: 5
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 5
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
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

West Pittston fatal accident list:

Dec 21, 2010 10:38 AM, Us-11, Sr-92, Lat: 41.32783889, Lon: -75.79334722, 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 drivers: 1
Dec 24, 1992 06:04 PM, 92, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 24, 1983 11:99 PM, 00368, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
May 27, 1975 02:05 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 65 meters (213ft)
Total costs: $13,000
Total average daily traffic: 21,118
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,538

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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