For population 25 years and over in West Sunbury:
For population 15 years and over in West Sunbury borough:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,643 (1.5%)
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 ), 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 ), Petrolia borough, PA (3.1 miles ).
Latitude: 41.01 N, Longitude: 79.90 W
Area code: 724
Population change in the 1990s: -71 (-40.6%).
Average climate in West Sunbury, Pennsylvania
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Birthplace of: Bob Glenn - Major League Baseball pitcher, Janet Anderson (golfer) - Professional golfer.
Hospitals/medical centers near West Sunbury:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Sunbury:
See full list of schools located in West Sunbury, School District: MONITEAU SCHOOL DISTRICT
Public high schools in West Sunbury:
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 16.3%
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
West Sunbury compared to Pennsylvania state average:
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Religion statistics for West Sunbury (based on Butler County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.57%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 34
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 60
Number of full-service restaurants: 118
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West Sunbury government finances in 2002(per resident):
5.39% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($56,867 average adjusted gross income)
0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($172 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.04% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($67,418 average adjusted gross income)
0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($208 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Sunbury)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1