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Population in 2012: 191 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +83.7%
Males: 90  (47.2%)
Females: 101  (52.8%)

Median resident age:  33.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip code: 16061

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,617 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
West Sunbury:

$41,617
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,588

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $80,376 (it was $86,700 in 2000)
West Sunbury:

$80,376
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $75,463; Detached houses: $75,463

Median gross rent in 2012: $538.

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West Sunbury races chart
  • White alone - 184 (95.8%)
  • Black alone - 4 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Sunbury: 92.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (35.6%), Irish (16.1%), English (11.7%), Italian (5.9%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%), Dutch (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1400 feet

Land area: 0.10 square miles.

Population density: 1,877 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in West Sunbury:

  • High school or higher: 96.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Sunbury borough:

  • Never married: 38.1%
  • Now married: 38.1%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 20.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in West Sunbury, Pennsylvania as of September 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in West Sunbury to the number of sex offenders is 64 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $763 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,400 (2.2%)

West Sunbury satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (39.3 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (259.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Shanor-Northvue, PA (2.7 miles ), Fairview borough, PA (2.8 miles ), West Liberty borough, PA (2.9 miles ), Slippery Rock University, PA (2.9 miles ), Chicora borough, PA (3.0 miles ), Karns City borough, PA (3.0 miles ), Slippery Rock borough, PA (3.0 miles ), East Butler borough, PA (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 41.01 N, Longitude: 79.90 W

Area code: 724

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.6%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -71 (-40.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Finance and insurance (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)


Average climate in West Sunbury, Pennsylvania

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Tornado activity:

West Sunbury-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 40% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.5 miles away from the West Sunbury borough center killed 18 people and injured 310 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/3/1980, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.1 miles away from the borough center injured 140 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Sunbury-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 42.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 77.5 miles away from West Sunbury center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/20/2006 at 20:11:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/2007 at 23:18:16, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.6 miles away from West Sunbury center
On 10/16/1993 at 06:30:05, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Butler County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Birthplace of: Bob Glenn - Major League Baseball pitcher, Janet Anderson (golfer) - Professional golfer.


Hospitals/medical centers in West Sunbury:

  • AVS/WEST SUNBURY SINGLE FAMILY (Hospital, 151 PRY ROAD)
  • VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVS WEST SU (Hospital, 640 HALSTON ROAD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near West Sunbury:

  • ALLEGHENY VALLEY SCHOOL (Hospital, about 6 miles away; BOYERS, PA)
  • ALLEGHENY VALLEY SCHOOL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SLIPPERY ROCK, PA)
  • ALLEGHENY VALLEY SCHOOL (Hospital, about 8 miles away; SLIPPERY ROCK, PA)

Political contributions by individuals in West Sunbury, PA

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

  • Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (about 9 miles; Slippery Rock, PA; Full-time enrollment: 7,651)
  • Butler County Community College (about 11 miles; Butler, PA; FT enrollment: 2,380)
  • Grove City College (about 15 miles; Grove City, PA; FT enrollment: 2,499)
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (about 31 miles; Clarion, PA; FT enrollment: 5,473)
  • Robert Morris University (about 38 miles; Moon Township, PA; FT enrollment: 3,106)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (about 39 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 9,793)
  • Community College of Allegheny County (about 39 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 8,525)

Public high schools in West Sunbury:

See full list of schools located in West Sunbury, School District: MONITEAU SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Butler 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  Ozone  CO  SO2 NO2 PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.2. This is about average.
City:

30.2
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.0930. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0930
U.S.:

0.3342
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.88. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.88
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 12.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.2
U.S.:

10.5
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

22.6
U.S.:

22.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in West Sunbury and their reported violations in the past:

CUPEC MOBILE ESTATES (Population served: 89, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2005), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2004 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2005), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2005), St Consent Decree/Judgement (AUG-17-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2005), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2005), St Consent Decree/Judgement (AUG-17-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and AUG-07-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - In JUL-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-30-2001)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.4%

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

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  68.8%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  11.7%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

West Sunbury compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly 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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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


West Sunbury travel time to work - commute


West Sunbury mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20%)

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 Sunbury borough (based on Butler County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.57%
Here59.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian and Missionary Alliance
Adherents50.9%10.9%10.8%10.7%3.9%
Congregations13.0%16.6%22.8%10.4%4.1%
NameAssemblies of GodLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.5%1.5%1.4%1.0%7.4%
Congregations3.1%1.6%2.1%1.6%24.9%
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: 34
Butler County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 118
Here:

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Butler County:

25.1%
Pennsylvania:

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

10.4%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$153
Totals for Government 0$0 1$153

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $22,000 ($115.18)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($26.18)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($20.94)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($10.47)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($5.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($10.47)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($20.94)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $28,000 ($146.60)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($31.41)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($5.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($15.71)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $8,000 ($41.88)
    Property: $5,000 ($26.18)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $44,000 ($230.37)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $33,000 ($172.77)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $11,000 ($57.59)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $12,000 ($62.83)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $63,000 ($329.84)

5.39% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($56,867 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($172 average AGI)
Butler County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Allegheny County, PA  1.90% ($62,261 average AGI)
from Beaver County, PA  0.35% ($41,655)
from Armstrong County, PA  0.25% ($32,856)


5.04% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($67,418 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($208 average AGI)
Butler County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Allegheny County, PA  1.26% ($113,869 average AGI)
to Beaver County, PA  0.37% ($43,324)
to Lawrence County, PA  0.18% ($40,248)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Sunbury:

  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBUT (1050 AM; 1 kW; BUTLER, PA; Owner: WBUT, INC.)
  • WBZY (1280 AM; 5 kW; NEW CASTLE, PA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKBN (570 AM; 5 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKST (1200 AM; 5 kW; NEW CASTLE, PA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPIT (730 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WISR (680 AM; 0 kW; BUTLER, PA; Owner: WBUT, INCORPORATED)
  • WAVL (910 AM; 5 kW; APOLLO, PA; Owner: EVANGEL HEIGHTS ASSEMBLY OF GOD)
  • WBGG (970 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Sunbury:

  • WLER-FM (97.7 FM; BUTLER, PA; Owner: WBUT, INC.)
  • WZPT (100.7 FM; NEW KENSINGTON, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMXY (98.9 FM; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WICT (95.1 FM; GROVE CITY, PA; Owner: YOUNGSTOWN RADIO LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • WLTJ (92.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPNT, INC.)
  • WOXX (99.3 FM; FRANKLIN, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSHH (99.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: RENDA B/CING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WSAJ-FM (91.1 FM; GROVE CITY, PA; Owner: GROVE CITY COLLEGE)
  • WJJJ (104.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDVE (102.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAMO-FM (106.7 FM; BEAVER FALLS, PA; Owner: MCL/MCM-INC)
  • WDSY-FM (107.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWSW-FM (94.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WLLF (96.7 FM; MERCER, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJST (92.1 FM; ELLWOOD CITY, PA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRSK (88.1 FM; SLIPPERY ROCK, PA; Owner: SLIPPERY ROCK U BD TRUSTEES AND SG)
  • WVMN (90.1 FM; NEW CASTLE, PA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around West Sunbury:

  • WKBN-TV (Channel 27; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF YOUNGSTOWN LICENSE LLC)
  • WPXI (Channel 11; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPXI-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFMJ-TV (Channel 21; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: WFMJ TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W56CL (Channel 56; NEW CASTLE, PA; Owner: BRUNO-GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • KDKA-TV (Channel 2; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WFXI-CA (Channel 17; MERCER, PA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF YOUNGSTOWN LICENSE LLC)
  • WBGN-LP (Channel 59; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: BRUNO GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPTG-LP (Channel 69; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • WQEX (Channel 16; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • W25AX (Channel 25; KITTANNING, PA; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
  • WPGH-TV (Channel 53; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPGH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W66BQ (Channel 66; BEAVER, PA; Owner: BRUNO-GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • W60BL (Channel 60; BUTLER, PA; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 41.058639 Lon: -79.899583, Call Sign: WQHI709
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1600 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/07/2007, Expiration Date: 08/07/2017, Certifier: John D'Amore
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, 965 Wells St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7311H , Serial Number: 20567, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 03/08/1956
    Registrant (Individual): James R Herold, 1056 West Sunbury Road, West Sunbury, PA 16061


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