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Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2014: 93,944 (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: 204 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Northumberland County: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (27.0%), Retail trade (14.8%), Educational, health and social services (11.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 43%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 11%
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Races in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.0 years
Males: 46,903  (49.9%)
Females: 47,041  (50.1%)
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Northumberland County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Northumberland County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,011 ($31,314 in 1999)

This county:

$41011
Pennsylvania:

$52007

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $458 (lower quartile is $377, upper quartile is $543)
This county:

$458
State:

$675


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $108,100 (it was $70,000 in 2000)
Northumberland:

$108,100
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $60,300 - $172,600

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $146,280
Here:

$146,280
State:

$221,511

Townhouses or other attached units: $43,517
Here:

$43,517
State:

$157,348

In 2-unit structures: $83,698
Here:

$83,698
State:

$141,335

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $65,535
Here:

$65,535
State:

$186,490

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $53,064
Here:

$53,064
State:

$212,799

Mobile homes: $35,354
Here:

$35,354
State:

$45,445
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,043
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $416

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

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,367 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,049 (1.1%)

Northumberland County household income distribution in 2009 Northumberland County home values distribution Northumberland County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.1%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.5% for Black residents, 46.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 38.1% for other race residents, 27.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.1%
Northumberland County:

14.1%
Pennsylvania:

13.7%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.6% for Black residents, 47.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.3% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 38.8% for other race residents, 27.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 8 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 16 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 September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,148
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,056 (65% naturalized citizens)

Northumberland County:

1.1%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 147
  • 1990 to 1994: 137
  • 1985 to 1989: 116
  • 1980 to 1984: 70
  • 1975 to 1979: 103
  • 1970 to 1974: 108
  • 1970 to 1974: 101
  • 1965 to 1969: 274

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: 23,102
  • One, attached: 10,960
  • Two: 1,990
  • 3 or 4: 1,997
  • 5 to 9: 983
  • 10 to 19: 392
  • 20 or more: 1,483
  • Mobile homes: 2,226
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 31

Housing units in Northumberland County with a mortgage: 12,512 (1,195 second mortgage, 1,690 home equity loan, 61 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,329

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Northumberland County

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 near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% 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 50.3 miles away from Northumberland 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) 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 the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 238.2 miles away from Northumberland County 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 292.6 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:

  • PennsylvaniaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1649): June 30, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1649, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • PennsylvaniaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3235): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • PennsylvaniaTropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 1, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1557): September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • PennsylvaniaSnowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 19, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3180): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3180, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • PennsylvaniaTropical Depression Dennis and Flash Flooding, Incident Period: September 6, 1999 to September 7, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1298): September 22, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1298, Natural disaster type: Flash Flood, Tropical Depression
  • PennsylvaniaFlooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 1, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1093): January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • PennsylvaniaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1085): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1085, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • PennsylvaniaWinter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: January 4, 1994 to February 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1015): March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1015, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3105): March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3105, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Storms, High Winds, Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 31, 1985 to June 1, 1985, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-737): June 3, 1985, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-737, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Northumberland County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tropical Depressions: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Italy (17%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • United Kingdom (9%)
  • India (7%)
  • Poland (6%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Vietnam (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Northumberland County (%):

  • German (32%)
  • Polish (13%)
  • United States or American (10%)
  • Italian (8%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Dutch (6%)
  • English (5%)

Northumberland County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 32,860 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 4,941 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 91 (0%)
  • Railroad: 3 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0%)
  • Taxi: 32 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 15 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 91 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,713 (4%)
  • Other means: 328 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,065 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $45,161.

4.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,554 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.20%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.15% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($24,658 average AGI)
1.05% relocated from other states ($8,896 average AGI)
Northumberland County:

1.05%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Union County, PA  0.61% ($31,018 average AGI)
from Snyder County, PA  0.44% ($30,552)
from Lycoming County, PA  0.35% ($31,124)
from Columbia County, PA  0.32% ($34,607)
from Montour County, PA  0.28% ($36,214)
from Schuylkill County, PA  0.20% ($28,000)
from Dauphin County, PA  0.19% ($34,286)


4.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,193 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.21%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($319 average AGI)
Northumberland County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

3.13% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($24,158 average AGI)
1.04% relocated to other states ($7,716 average AGI)
Northumberland County:

1.04%
Pennsylvania average:

2.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Union County, PA  0.58% ($31,804 average AGI)
to Snyder County, PA  0.46% ($34,123)
to Lycoming County, PA  0.30% ($28,236)
to Columbia County, PA  0.26% ($33,674)
to Montour County, PA  0.25% ($35,574)
to Dauphin County, PA  0.25% ($31,892)
to Schuylkill County, PA  0.18% ($34,091)

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 2014: 12.3

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 live births in Northumberland County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Northumberland County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2322)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1262)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1082)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (774)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (630)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (528)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (492)
  • Congestive heart failure (487)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (403)
  • Unspecified dementia (381)

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: 6865.920
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 188.420
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 29849.59

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1029.050
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1302.240
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12.96

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 38.29
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 61.55

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.56

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: 91,082
  • In family households: 74,805 (18,791 male householders, 6,582 female householders)
    19,439 spouses, 24,282 children (22,323 natural, 599 adopted, 1,360 stepchildren), 1,406 grandchildren, 459 brothers or sisters, 711 parents, 567 other relatives, 2,166 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 16,277 (6,377 male householders (5,150 living alone)), 7,492 female householders (6,734 living alone)), 2,408 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,446 (3,236 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 12,455 2-persons, 6,011 3-persons, 4,218 4-persons, 1,769 5-persons, 600 6-persons, 320 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,884 1-person, 1,700 2-persons, 193 3-persons, 63 4-persons, 22 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

14,275 married couples with children.
4,623 single-parent households (1,206 men, 3,417 women).

95.6% of residents of Northumberland County speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 23% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $578,256,000 ($6226 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:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 165
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,045
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,290
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,851
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,041
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,098
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,542
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,057
  • 1939 or earlier: 19,733
Rooms in houses/apartments in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 40
  • 3 rooms: 292
  • 4 rooms: 1,724
  • 5 rooms: 4,858
  • 6 rooms: 8,335
  • 7 rooms: 5,281
  • 8 rooms: 4,039
  • 9+ rooms: 4,005
  • 1 room: 176
  • 2 rooms: 571
  • 3 rooms: 1,837
  • 4 rooms: 2,142
  • 5 rooms: 1,879
  • 6 rooms: 2,031
  • 7 rooms: 727
  • 8 rooms: 487
  • 9+ rooms: 408
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 14
  • 1 bedroom: 398
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,392
  • 3 bedrooms: 16,519
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,916
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,338
  • no bedroom: 234
  • 1 bedroom: 2,981
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,227
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,065
  • 4 bedrooms: 597
  • 5+ bedrooms: 154
Cars and other vehicles available in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,988
  • 1 vehicle: 8,996
  • 2 vehicles: 12,184
  • 3 vehicles: 4,010
  • 4 vehicles: 1,088
  • 5+ vehicles: 311
  • no vehicle: 2,379
  • 1 vehicle: 5,136
  • 2 vehicles: 2,224
  • 3 vehicles: 434
  • 4 vehicles: 69
  • 5+ vehicles: 16

68% of Northumberland County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Pennsylvania.

Northumberland County:

68.2%
State average:

64.4%

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

  • This state: 83817
  • Northeast: 4187
  • Midwest: 1351
  • South: 2797
  • West: 911

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $31,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Northumberland County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (50.5%)
  • Utility gas (20.8%)
  • Electricity (16.7%)
  • Coal or coke (7.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Utility gas (34.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (34.0%)
  • Electricity (24.2%)
  • Coal or coke (3.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,137
Here:

11.6%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 695
Here:

12.6%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 507
Here:

27.3%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Northumberland County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $807,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $32,353,000
    Health Services - Other: $13,117,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,237,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,157,000
    Financial Administration: $2,817,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,842,000
    Police Protection: $955,000
    General Public Buildings: $759,000
    Housing & Community Development: $406,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $182,000
    General - Other: $50,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $44,000
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,479,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Transit Utilities: $2,138,000
    Air Transportation: $9,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $21,711,000

Northumberland County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $21,626,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $3,695,000
    Public Welfare: $1,123,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $519,000
    Health & Hospitals: $23,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $354,000
    Rents: $241,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $187,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $23,043,000
    Health & Hospitals: $3,271,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,949,000
    NEC: $348,000

Northumberland County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $24,650,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $4,635,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $27,410,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,875,000

Northumberland County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,603,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0

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
Northumberland County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Northumberland County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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+)"