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Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2019: 90,843 (65% urban, 35% rural); it was 94,556 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 15,835
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,578
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 28,577
Renter-occupied apartments: 10,829 (it was 10,258 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

30%

Land area: 460 sq. mi.

Water area: 17.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 198 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Northumberland County: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (29.7%), Manufacturing (15.1%), Retail trade (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 82%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Northumberland County, PA (2019)
    • 84,02592.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,4053.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,2262.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9041.0%Two or more races
    • 3740.4%Asian alone
    • 2150.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 590.06%Some other race alone
    • 340.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

44.1 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Males: 45,981  (50.6%)
Females: 44,862  (49.4%)
Average household size:
Northumberland County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $47,349 ($31,314 in 1999)
This county:

$47,349
Pennsylvania:

$63,463

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $531 (lower quartile is $460, upper quartile is $706)
This county:

$531
State:

$792


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $116,300 (it was $70,000 in 2000)
Northumberland:

$116,300
Pennsylvania:

$192,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,000 - $191,500

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $187,328
Here:

$187,328
State:

$255,931

Townhouses or other attached units: $61,017
Here:

$61,017
State:

$201,403

In 2-unit structures: $117,128
Here:

$117,128
State:

$189,304

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $82,536
Here:

$82,536
State:

$200,358

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $70,605
Here:

$70,605
State:

$294,099

Mobile homes: $58,646
Here:

$58,646
State:

$62,605

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,041
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $423

Institutionalized population: 3,236
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 153 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 1998: 171 buildings, average cost: $87,600
  • 1999: 173 buildings, average cost: $91,200
  • 2000: 163 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 2001: 192 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2002: 204 buildings, average cost: $110,700
  • 2003: 233 buildings, average cost: $112,400
  • 2004: 210 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 2005: 164 buildings, average cost: $121,100
  • 2006: 162 buildings, average cost: $143,500
  • 2007: 128 buildings, average cost: $154,500
  • 2008: 143 buildings, average cost: $165,700
  • 2009: 118 buildings, average cost: $174,500
  • 2010: 122 buildings, average cost: $174,200
  • 2011: 53 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2012: 58 buildings, average cost: $191,900
  • 2013: 80 buildings, average cost: $198,000
  • 2014: 66 buildings, average cost: $208,100
  • 2015: 47 buildings, average cost: $190,300
  • 2016: 55 buildings, average cost: $216,400
  • 2017: 51 buildings, average cost: $213,200
  • 2018: 167 buildings, average cost: $249,200
  • 2019: 53 buildings, average cost: $233,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Northumberland, PA residents
Average permit cost in Northumberland, PA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,675 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,371 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Northumberland, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Northumberland, PA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Northumberland, PA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.1%
Northumberland County:

13.1%
Pennsylvania:

12.0%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.5% for Black residents, 40.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.9% for American Indian residents, 34.5% for other race residents, 35.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.1 years old
(Males: 40.6 years old, Females: 46.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.8 years old, Black residents: 31.1 years old, American Indian residents: 14.5 years old, Asian residents: 45.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.5 years old, Other race residents: 49.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Northumberland County is $440 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $491 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $608 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sunbury, Shamokin, Milton, Mount Carmel, Northumberland, Kulpmont, Fairview-Ferndale, Watsontown, Elysburg, Trevorton.

Northumberland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Buffalo County, Nebraska , Fillmore County, Nebraska , Gosper County, Nebraska , Keith County, Nebraska , Louisa County, Iowa , Wabash County, Indiana .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.2%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%

Unemployment by year in Northumberland, PA
County total employment by year in Northumberland, PA
County average yearly wages by year in Northumberland, PA

Current college students: 2,148
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,558 (20.4% naturalized citizens)

Northumberland County:

2.8%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5072010 or later
  • 2932000 to 2009
  • 1981990 to 1999
  • 1861980 to 1989
  • 2111970 to 1979
  • 375Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 58.0%

Northumberland County marital status for males Northumberland County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 27,596
  • One, attached: 7,367
  • Two: 2,753
  • 3 or 4: 2,439
  • 5 to 9: 942
  • 10 to 19: 375
  • 20 to 49: 1,053
  • 50 or more: 948
  • Mobile homes: 2,152

Housing units in Northumberland County with a mortgage: 12,965 (107 second mortgage, 1,208 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 13,576

Here:

48.0% with mortgage
State:

59.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Northumberland County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant21,455102
Catholic14,54012
Evangelical Protestant9,79462
Other2,6629
Black Protestant1181
Orthodox761
None45,883-
Northumberland County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
Northumberland County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Northumberland County:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 63
This county:

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Northumberland County:

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Northumberland County:

29.3%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.5%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Northumberland County:

Average size of farms: 166 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $138,009
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $331.52
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 9.11%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 73.19%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $110,527
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 67.36%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $62,032
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.35%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.40
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 27.91%
Corn for grain: 31052 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4382 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 20819 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,981 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 336 acres

Earthquake activity:

Northumberland County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 214.9 miles away from Northumberland County 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 50.3 miles away from the county 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 197.9 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 245.0 miles away from the county 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 51.5 miles away from Northumberland County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 238.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Pennsylvania Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4506-PA: March 30, 2020, FEMA Id: 4506, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared EM-3340: September 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 3340, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4030: September 12, 2011, FEMA Id: 4030, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1649: June 30, 2006, FEMA Id: 1649, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 01, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1557: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • Pennsylvania Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 19, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3180: March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 3180, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Depression Dennis and Flash Flooding, Incident Period: September 06, 1999 to September 07, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1298: September 22, 1999, FEMA Id: 1298, Natural disaster type: Flash Flood, Tropical Depression
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 01, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1093: January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: 1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Northumberland County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tropical Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Tropical Depressions: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Northumberland

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 25,870 (81.3%)
  • Carpooled: 2,818 (8.9%)
  • Bus: 138 (0.4%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 1 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 314 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 68 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 1,076 (3.4%)
  • Worked at home: 1,531 (4.8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Material moving occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Dominican Republic (26%)
  • Argentina (10%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Mexico (4%)
  • Poland (4%)
  • Jordan (4%)
  • India (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Northumberland County


  • German (32%)
  • American (11%)
  • Polish (8%)
  • English (6%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • Pennsylvania German (5%)
  • Irish (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania in 2000:

  • 1,662 people in state prisons
  • 1,111 people in nursing homes
  • 245 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 211 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 146 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 125 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 123 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 58 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 17 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 13 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 8 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania in 2010:

  • 1,954 people in state prisons
  • 858 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 218 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 197 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 118 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 47 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 20 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 9 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,490.

4.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,774 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.63% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($29,029 average AGI)
0.87% relocated from other states ($7,745 average AGI)
Northumberland County:

0.87%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Union County, PA  0.64% ($34,238 average AGI)
from Snyder County, PA  0.53% ($28,851)
from Lycoming County, PA  0.47% ($37,731)
from Montour County, PA  0.36% ($53,007)
from Columbia County, PA  0.30% ($34,387)
from Schuylkill County, PA  0.29% ($31,430)
from Dauphin County, PA  0.16% ($30,897)


4.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,595 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.76% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($35,145 average AGI)
1.11% relocated to other states ($11,450 average AGI)
Northumberland County:

1.11%
Pennsylvania average:

2.27%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Union County, PA  0.70% ($55,460 average AGI)
to Snyder County, PA  0.50% ($38,427)
to Lycoming County, PA  0.40% ($52,405)
to Montour County, PA  0.39% ($49,397)
to Columbia County, PA  0.35% ($41,219)
to Schuylkill County, PA  0.27% ($31,366)
to Dauphin County, PA  0.23% ($36,906)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Births per 1000 population in Northumberland County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Northumberland County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Northumberland County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Northumberland County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Northumberland County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Northumberland County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Northumberland County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Northumberland County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Northumberland County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 20,069 (16,590 aged, 3,479 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,348 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,890)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,529)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,427)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,022)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (764)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (702)
  • Congestive heart failure (669)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (635)
  • Unspecified dementia (627)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (517)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.15
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,866
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 188
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 29,850

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,029
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,302
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 38
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 62

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 91.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 41.6
  • Other - 49.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 90,843
  • Male householders: 21,183 (5,287 living alone), Female householders: 17,409 (6,313 living alone)
  • 18,319 spouses (18,110 opposite-sex spouses), 3,286 unmarried partners, (3,286 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 21,107 children (19,855 natural, 363 adopted, 889 stepchildren), 1,708 grandchildren, 330 brothers or sisters, 588 parents, 234 foster children, 618 other relatives, 1,854 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 4,207

Size of family households: 12,580 2-persons, 5,106 3-persons, 3,899 4-persons, 1,850 5-persons, 1,309 6-persons, 195 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,600 1-person, 1,687 2-persons, 349 3-persons, 17 4-persons.

9,269 married couples with children.
5,757 single-parent households (2,518 men, 3,239 women).

96.0% of residents of Northumberland speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (79% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (24% speak English very well, 70% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $578,256,000 ($6,226 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,571,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $278,791,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $156,287,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,912,000
Federal grants: $118,277,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,605,000 ($1,133,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $14,383,000 ($449,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,066,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $13,154,000
Federal Government insurance: $152,254,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 5,028
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,098
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +101
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -867
Here -9 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Northumberland County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 11.29 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.4

Year house built in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
  • Year house built in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
  • 5542014 or later
  • 2502010 to 2013
  • 1,5392000 to 2009
  • 2,2171990 to 1999
  • 3,8361980 to 1989
  • 7,1081970 to 1979
  • 5,3011960 to 1969
  • 4,8311950 to 1959
  • 2,8831940 to 1949
  • 17,1061939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 3173 rooms
  • 1,5114 rooms
  • 4,0755 rooms
  • 6,5796 rooms
  • 4,4967 rooms
  • 3,8418 rooms
  • 5,7229+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
  • 6351 room
  • 2142 rooms
  • 1,0193 rooms
  • 2,6524 rooms
  • 2,5995 rooms
  • 2,6846 rooms
  • 5507 rooms
  • 1,1108 rooms
  • 5889+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
  • 0no bedroom
  • 6091 bedroom
  • 5,0322 bedrooms
  • 14,6463 bedrooms
  • 4,8574 bedrooms
  • 1,3975+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
  • 635no bedroom
  • 2,1001 bedroom
  • 3,7632 bedrooms
  • 4,2713 bedrooms
  • 1,1664 bedrooms
  • 1165+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Northumberland County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Northumberland County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,475no vehicle
  • 6,6961 vehicle
  • 10,9692 vehicles
  • 5,2113 vehicles
  • 1,6014 vehicles
  • 5895+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Northumberland County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Northumberland County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,456no vehicle
  • 5,6651 vehicle
  • 2,7932 vehicles
  • 9703 vehicles
  • 454 vehicles
  • 1225+ vehicles

90.4% of Northumberland County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in Pennsylvania.

Northumberland County:

90.4%
State average:

87.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 79,054
  • Other state: 8,436
  • Northeast: 2,922
  • Midwest: 1,441
  • South: 3,295
  • West: 778
Year householders moved into unit in Northumberland County, PA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Northumberland County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 38.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 23.2%Electricity
  • 21.2%Utility gas
  • 8.1%Coal or coke
  • 4.4%Wood
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Solar energy
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 38.5%Electricity
  • 29.4%Utility gas
  • 23.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.7%Coal or coke
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,085
Here:

12.7%
Pennsylvania:

13.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 198
Here:

4.6%
Pennsylvania:

13.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 244
Here:

18.6%
Pennsylvania:

38.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Northumberland County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $3,981,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $361,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $23,241,000
    Health - Other: $12,096,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,094,000
    Police Protection: $7,184,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,716,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,503,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,922,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,242,000
    Regular Highways: $848,000
    Housing and Community Development: $816,000
    General - Other: $399,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $290,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $6,078,000
    Health and Hospitals: $856,000
    General Local Government Support: $154,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,180,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $132,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,371,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,012,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,359,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,598,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,697,000
    Rents: $280,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,316,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $207,000
    Central Staff Services: $84,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,181,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,623,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $12,413,000
    Public Welfare: $7,609,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,563,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,330,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,195,000
    Other Selective Sales: $41,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,476,000

Northumberland County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $3,981,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $361,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $23,241,000
    Health - Other: $12,096,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,094,000
    Police Protection: $7,184,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,716,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,503,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,922,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,242,000
    Regular Highways: $848,000
    Housing and Community Development: $816,000
    General - Other: $399,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $290,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $6,078,000
    Health and Hospitals: $856,000
    General Local Government Support: $154,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,180,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $132,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,371,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,012,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,359,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,598,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,697,000
    Rents: $280,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,316,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $207,000
    Central Staff Services: $84,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,181,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,623,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $12,413,000
    Public Welfare: $7,609,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,563,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,330,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,195,000
    Other Selective Sales: $41,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,476,000

Northumberland County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $3,981,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $361,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $23,241,000
    Health - Other: $12,096,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,094,000
    Police Protection: $7,184,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,716,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,503,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,922,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,242,000
    Regular Highways: $848,000
    Housing and Community Development: $816,000
    General - Other: $399,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $290,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $6,078,000
    Health and Hospitals: $856,000
    General Local Government Support: $154,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,180,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $132,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,371,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,012,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,359,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,598,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,697,000
    Rents: $280,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,316,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $207,000
    Central Staff Services: $84,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,181,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,623,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $12,413,000
    Public Welfare: $7,609,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,563,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,330,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,195,000
    Other Selective Sales: $41,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,476,000

Northumberland County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $3,981,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $361,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $23,241,000
    Health - Other: $12,096,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,094,000
    Police Protection: $7,184,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,716,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,503,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,922,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,242,000
    Regular Highways: $848,000
    Housing and Community Development: $816,000
    General - Other: $399,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $290,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $6,078,000
    Health and Hospitals: $856,000
    General Local Government Support: $154,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,180,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $132,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,371,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,012,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,359,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,598,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,697,000
    Rents: $280,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,316,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $207,000
    Central Staff Services: $84,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,181,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,623,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $12,413,000
    Public Welfare: $7,609,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,563,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,330,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,195,000
    Other Selective Sales: $41,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,476,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,605
  • Number of aged recipients: 184
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,421
  • Number of recipients under 18: 514
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,672
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 419
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 982
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,210
Most common first names in Northumberland County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,59673.7 years
Mary1,50680.0 years
William96073.5 years
Joseph95173.8 years
Helen83979.5 years
Anna83281.8 years
Charles74475.0 years
Robert66770.4 years
George60274.6 years
Margaret51480.0 years
Most common last names in Northumberland County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Snyder35375.1 years
Miller32276.6 years
Smith28777.3 years
Long20074.3 years
Brown14973.8 years
Williams14174.5 years
Kerstetter13877.8 years
Thomas13576.3 years
Fisher13375.6 years
Hoffman12377.2 years
Businesses in Northumberland County, PA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware4Lane Furniture3
Advance Auto Parts2MasterBrand Cabinets16
AutoZone1McDonald's3
Burger King2New Balance2
CVS6Nike1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry4Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza3SAS Shoes1
Dunkin Donuts1Subaru1
FedEx5Subway6
Ford2T-Mobile1
GNC1The Room Place1
GameStop1True Value6
H&R Block4U-Haul2
Hyundai1UPS6
Kincaid1Walmart1
Kroger10Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA3

Northumberland County on our top lists:

  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"