Zion, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 2,030. Population change since 2000: -1.2%
Males: 979  (48.3%)
Females: 1,051  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  38.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 16823.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $76,778 (it was $54,527 in 2000)
Zion:

$76,778
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $34,674 (it was $20,976 in 2000)

Zion CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $196,617 (it was $110,900 in 2000)
Zion:

$196,617
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $187,045; Detached houses: $194,622; Townhouses or other attached units: $165,871; In 2-unit structures: $176,320; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $148,892; Mobile homes: $64,766

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,018.

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  • White alone - 1,981 (97.6%)
  • Two or more races - 19 (0.9%)
  • Hispanic - 16 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 8 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.05%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Zion: 98.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (31.7%), United States (12.8%), English (8.2%), Irish (8.1%), Polish (7.0%), Italian (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1010 feet

Land area: 13.1 square miles.

Population density: 155 people per square mile   (very low).

Zion,PA real estate house value index trend

Zion, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Zion:

  • High school or higher: 98.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Zion CDP:

  • Never married: 12.1%
  • Now married: 67.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

35 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.9%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,803 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,488 (1.4%)

Zion satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lancaster, PA (94.4 miles , pop. 56,348).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (124.6 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (147.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Mingoville, PA (1.4 miles ), Pleasant Gap, PA (2.2 miles ), Mount Eagle, PA (2.2 miles) , Hublersburg, PA (2.2 miles) , Bellefonte borough, PA (2.2 miles ), Centre Hall borough, PA (2.2 miles ), Milesburg borough, PA (2.4 miles ), Howard borough, PA (2.6 miles ).

Latitude: 40.92 N, Longitude: 77.68 W

Area code: 814

Zion household income distribution Zion home values distribution

Property values in Zion, PA

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Educational services (37%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Zion, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Zion-area historical tornado activity is below Pennsylvania state average. It is 42% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.2 miles away from the Zion place center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/29/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.1 miles away from the place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Zion-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% 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 146.8 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 95.3 miles away from Zion center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 187.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 270.5 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 96.8 miles away from Zion 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 318.6 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 Centre 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, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Zion topographic map

Birthplace of: Danny Musser - Baseball player, Warren Lahr - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Zion:

  • CENTRE CREST HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; BELLEFONTE, PA)
  • HEALTHSOUTH CTR FOR RECOVERY/NITTANY V (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PLEASANT GAP, PA)
  • CENTRE HOMECARE INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; STATE COLLEGE, PA)
  • BAYADA PEDIATRICS (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; STATE COLLEGE, PA)
  • WINDY HILL VILLAGE OF PRESBYTERIAN HOMES (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PHILIPSBURG, PA)
  • FAIRWAYS AT BROOKLINE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; STATE COLLEGE, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE STATE COLLEGE (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; STATE COLLEGE, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Zion:

  • Pennsylvania State University-World Campus (about 11 miles; University Park, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,893)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (about 13 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 45,483)
  • Lock Haven University (about 20 miles; Lock Haven, PA; FT enrollment: 5,184)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (about 41 miles; Williamsport, PA; FT enrollment: 5,291)
  • Bucknell University (about 42 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,418)
  • Susquehanna University (about 43 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,495)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 47 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,656)

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Notable locations in Zion: Nittany Country Club (A), Nittany Wildland Firefighters (B), Walker Township Volunteer Fire Company Station 2 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Centre 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 86.4. This is about average.

City:

86.4
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 4.82. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.82
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.00. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.0
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.8%
(4.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  78.2%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.4%
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
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
4 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000
3 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Zion 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Zion travel time to work - commute Zion mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (66%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Zion CDP (based on Centre County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.80%
Here: 42.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents36.6%19.6%11.5%4.7%4.3%
Congregations4.5%28.1%10.7%9.6%5.1%
NameAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian and Missionary AllianceEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.7%2.6%1.9%1.9%14.2%
Congregations1.7%2.2%3.9%1.7%32.6%
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: 20
Centre County:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Centre County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 40
Centre County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 89
Here:

6.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Centre County:

27.1%
Pennsylvania:

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

10.6%
State:

11.5%

5.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,389 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($347 average AGI)
Centre County:

0.08%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clearfield County, PA  0.32% ($29,865 average AGI)
from Clinton County, PA  0.22% ($33,407)
from Blair County, PA  0.21% ($38,960)


7.06% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.06%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.17% of residents moved to foreign countries ($687 average AGI)
Centre County:

0.17%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clearfield County, PA  0.39% ($30,489 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.25% ($31,984)
to Clinton County, PA  0.23% ($30,495)

Strongest AM radio stations in Zion:

  • WBLF (970 AM; 1 kW; BELLEFONTE, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WIEZ (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WRSC (1390 AM; 2 kW; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMAJ (1450 AM; 1 kW; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPHB (1260 AM; 5 kW; PHILIPSBURG, PA)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHUN (1150 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Zion:

  • WOWY (98.7 FM; PLEASANT GAP, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBHV (103.1 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBUS (93.7 FM; BOALSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTLR (89.9 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: CENTRAL PENNSYLIA CHRISTIAN INST)
  • WPSU-FM (91.5 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WZWW (95.3 FM; BELLEFONTE, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WGMR (101.1 FM; TYRONE, PA; Owner: CARY H. SIMPSON DBA ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • W270AG (101.9 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WLTS (94.5 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WQBR (99.9 FM; AVIS, PA; Owner: MAXIMUM IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJHT (107.9 FM; PORT MATILDA, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WQJU (107.1 FM; MIFFLINTOWN, PA; Owner: CENTRAL PA CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WJRC (90.9 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: SALT AND LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WCHX (105.5 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: MIFFLIN COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)
  • WLAK (103.5 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WUBZ-FM (105.9 FM; PHILIPSBURG, PA; Owner: MOSHANNON VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVNW (96.7 FM; BURNHAM, PA; Owner: WVNW, INC.)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJUN-FM (92.5 FM; MEXICO, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Zion:

  • WPSX-TV (Channel 3; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W59AI (Channel 59; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: PEAK MEDIA OF PA LICENSEE LLC)
  • W13BY (Channel 13; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: GEORGE W. KIMBLE)
  • WHVL-LP (Channel 29; STATE COLLEGE, ETC., PA; Owner: CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 08A1, 466 Eves Road (308454) (Lat: 40.968361 Lon: -77.629028), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 85.3 m, Overall height: 87.2 m, Call Sign: WQOP490
    Assigned Frequencies: 10715.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11185.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/08/2011, Expiration Date: 12/08/2021, Certifier: Carl M Petrovsky
    Registrant: Newgig Networks LLC, 4629 Cass St Ste 75, San Diego, CA 92109-2805, Phone: (917) 542-0136, Fax: (360) 368-8717, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$163,04512$148,82735$157,6435$70,4242$139,9901$83,430
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$213,4900$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$126,7101$176,9008$167,2282$80,9201$19,6601$91,380
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$06$169,3370$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$01$53,3200$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0107.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$144,2101$162,050
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$142,190
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0107.00

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