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Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2014: 145,797 (64% urban, 36% rural); it was 150,336 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 24,918
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 20,578
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 47,177
Renter-occupied apartments: 14,696 (it was 13,353 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

30%

Land area: 778 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 187 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Schuylkill County: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.7%), Educational, health and social services (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (93.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.0 years
Males: 73,911  (50.7%)
Females: 71,886  (49.3%)

Schuylkill County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Schuylkill County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,114 ($32,699 in 1999)

This county:

$41114
Pennsylvania:

$52007

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $495 (lower quartile is $363, upper quartile is $607)
This county:

$495
State:

$675


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $91,700 (it was $63,900 in 2000)
Schuylkill:

$91,700
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,300 - $159,200

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $154,794
Here:

$154,794
State:

$221,511

Townhouses or other attached units: $55,477
Here:

$55,477
State:

$157,348

In 2-unit structures: $83,787
Here:

$83,787
State:

$141,335

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $91,557
Here:

$91,557
State:

$186,490

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $104,851
Here:

$104,851
State:

$212,799

Mobile homes: $43,194
Here:

$43,194
State:

$45,445
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,060
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $448

Institutionalized population: 6,565
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 326 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2008: 230 buildings, average cost: $135,800
  • 2009: 146 buildings, average cost: $180,700
  • 2010: 186 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2011: 101 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2012: 104 buildings, average cost: $163,500
  • 2013: 93 buildings, average cost: $185,400
  • 2014: 134 buildings, average cost: $171,600

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: $1,695 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,273 (1.7%)

Schuylkill County household income distribution in 2009 Schuylkill County home values distribution Schuylkill County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.3%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.1% for Black residents, 39.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.9% for American Indian residents, 37.5% for other race residents, 24.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.3%
Schuylkill County:

13.3%
Pennsylvania:

13.7%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.3% for Black residents, 40.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 76.3% for American Indian residents, 38.2% for other race residents, 24.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 49 years old, Asian residents: 43 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 19 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Schuylkill County is $427 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $491 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $613 a month.

Cities in this county include: Pottsville, Tamaqua, Shenandoah, Schuylkill Haven, Mahanoy City, Minersville, Frackville, Ashland, St. Clair, Orwigsburg.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Streams, rivers, and creeks: East Fork Stateline Creek (A), Purgatory Run (B), Bieler Run (C), Pine Run (D), North Fork Little Beaver Creek (E), Brush Run (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Benton County, Indiana , Carbon County , Uintah County, Utah , McDonough County, Illinois , Marshall County, Illinois , Van Wert County, Ohio , Scotland County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,303
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,500 (65% naturalized citizens)

Schuylkill County:

1.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 180
  • 1990 to 1994: 223
  • 1985 to 1989: 97
  • 1980 to 1984: 59
  • 1975 to 1979: 133
  • 1970 to 1974: 184
  • 1970 to 1974: 41
  • 1965 to 1969: 583

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.1%

Schuylkill County marital status for males Schuylkill County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 34,922
  • One, attached: 20,599
  • Two: 2,685
  • 3 or 4: 2,817
  • 5 to 9: 1,688
  • 10 to 19: 600
  • 20 or more: 1,516
  • Mobile homes: 2,943
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 36

Housing units in Schuylkill County with a mortgage: 20,601 (2,027 second mortgage, 3,040 home equity loan, 108 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 20,476

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Schuylkill County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,81448
Mainline Protestant37,489144
Evangelical Protestant7,71973
Other1,34610
Orthodox7357
Black Protestant1771
None60,009-
Schuylkill 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: 32
Schuylkill County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
This county:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Schuylkill County:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 114
This county:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Schuylkill County:

10.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Schuylkill County:

30.3%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.3%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Schuylkill County:

Average size of farms: 132 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $83,879
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $496.46
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.78%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 54.99%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $66,412
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 57.44%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.94%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $63,602
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.59%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.71
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 26.73%
Corn for grain: 17315 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5024 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 7962 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,233 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 568 acres

Earthquake activity:

Schuylkill 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 28.1 miles away from Schuylkill County center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 243.1 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 225.1 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 28.9 miles away from the 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 289.7 miles away from Schuylkill County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 265.4 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 and Flooding, Incident Period: November 16, 2006 to November 17, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1684): February 23, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1684, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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
  • 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
  • PennsylvaniaSnowstorms, Incident Period: January 29, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3026): January 29, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3026, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Schuylkill County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 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 (28%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

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

  • Germany (18%)
  • Italy (11%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Poland (5%)
  • India (5%)

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

  • German (29%)
  • Irish (14%)
  • Polish (10%)
  • Italian (7%)
  • United States or American (6%)
  • Lithuanian (5%)
  • Dutch (5%)

Schuylkill County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 50,001 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 7,898 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 242 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 10 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 13 (0%)
  • Railroad: 6 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 3 (0%)
  • Taxi: 8 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 38 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 12 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,514 (4%)
  • Other means: 326 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,631 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 2,991 people in state prisons
  • 2,034 people in nursing homes
  • 1,399 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 220 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 195 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 119 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 99 people in religious group quarters
  • 75 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 30 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 25 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 11 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 10 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 10 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

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

  • 3,331 people in state prisons
  • 1,526 people in federal prisons
  • 1,418 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 270 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 108 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 76 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 30 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 20 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,188.

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2010 and 2011.1,000 average adjusted gross income)


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



3.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,022 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.44%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($171 average AGI)
Schuylkill County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

2.30% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($22,044 average AGI)
1.12% relocated to other states ($13,807 average AGI)
Schuylkill County:

1.12%
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 Luzerne County, PA  0.38% ($28,378 average AGI)
to Berks County, PA  0.32% ($36,439)
to Carbon County, PA  0.23% ($24,109)
to Dauphin County, PA  0.17% ($34,350)
to Lehigh County, PA  0.16% ($42,266)
to Northumberland County, PA  0.12% ($28,000)
to Lebanon County, PA  0.12% ($29,729)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.6

Births per 1000 population in Schuylkill County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Schuylkill County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Schuylkill County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Schuylkill County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Schuylkill County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 31,492 (26,198 aged, 5,294 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,240 (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 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (3326)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3205)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1879)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1272)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1084)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (747)
  • Unspecified dementia (701)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (612)
  • Congestive heart failure (596)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (537)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.71
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13283
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 381.260
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 43019.57

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 948.140
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1447.980
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21.02

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43.17
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 65.79

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.78

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 24.2. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 150.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 89.9
  • Suffocation - 26.1
  • Poisoning - 24.2
  • Other - 10.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 141,509
  • In family households: 116,384 (28,466 male householders, 10,538 female householders)
    28,986 spouses, 38,187 children (35,471 natural, 672 adopted, 2,044 stepchildren), 2,639 grandchildren, 1,049 brothers or sisters, 1,292 parents, 998 other relatives, 3,479 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 25,125 (10,088 male householders (8,177 living alone)), 11,100 female householders (9,868 living alone)), 3,937 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,780 (6,565 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 18,396 2-persons, 9,488 3-persons, 6,863 4-persons, 2,745 5-persons, 980 6-persons, 532 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 18,045 1-person, 2,687 2-persons, 272 3-persons, 115 4-persons, 46 5-persons, 15 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

21,963 married couples with children.
6,784 single-parent households (2,021 men, 4,763 women).

95.5% of residents of Schuylkill County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $947,650,000 ($6417 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $28,166,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $456,249,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $278,166,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,472,000
Federal grants: $140,101,000
Federal procurement contracts: $17,564,000 ($5,530,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $50,098,000 ($9,305,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $9,609,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $21,811,000
Federal Government insurance: $100,329,000

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

Births: 7,467
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 10,898
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +137
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +582
Here +4 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Schuylkill County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 26.00 millions of gallons per day (17% from ground, 83% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 528
  • 2000 to 2004: 3,760
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,092
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,755
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,550
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,489
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,394
  • 1940 to 1949: 5,108
  • 1939 or earlier: 34,173
Rooms in houses/apartments in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 110
  • 3 rooms: 496
  • 4 rooms: 2,965
  • 5 rooms: 7,738
  • 6 rooms: 14,087
  • 7 rooms: 8,897
  • 8 rooms: 6,837
  • 9+ rooms: 6,035
  • 1 room: 326
  • 2 rooms: 817
  • 3 rooms: 2,266
  • 4 rooms: 2,976
  • 5 rooms: 2,611
  • 6 rooms: 2,060
  • 7 rooms: 1,046
  • 8 rooms: 776
  • 9+ rooms: 475
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 57
  • 1 bedroom: 826
  • 2 bedrooms: 9,502
  • 3 bedrooms: 26,641
  • 4 bedrooms: 7,891
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,260
  • no bedroom: 495
  • 1 bedroom: 3,491
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,758
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,583
  • 4 bedrooms: 726
  • 5+ bedrooms: 300
Cars and other vehicles available in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 3,986
  • 1 vehicle: 14,228
  • 2 vehicles: 18,979
  • 3 vehicles: 7,098
  • 4 vehicles: 2,095
  • 5+ vehicles: 791
  • no vehicle: 3,696
  • 1 vehicle: 6,303
  • 2 vehicles: 2,699
  • 3 vehicles: 469
  • 4 vehicles: 144
  • 5+ vehicles: 42

70% of Schuylkill County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Pennsylvania.

Schuylkill County:

69.7%
State average:

64.4%

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

  • This state: 135064
  • Northeast: 6190
  • Midwest: 1503
  • South: 3674
  • West: 1811

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Schuylkill County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (62.5%)
  • Coal or coke (16.2%)
  • Electricity (15.0%)
  • Utility gas (3.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (51.1%)
  • Electricity (27.5%)
  • Coal or coke (10.9%)
  • Utility gas (8.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,774
Here:

11.7%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 755
Here:

9.8%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,038
Here:

27.8%
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)

Schuylkill County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $530,000
    General - Other: $470,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $147,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $22,511,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $22,257,000
    General - Other: $10,927,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $9,042,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,946,000
    Regular Highways: $5,919,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,230,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,303,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,085,000
    Financial Administration: $2,824,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,336,000
    Police Protection: $1,000,000
    General Public Buildings: $684,000
    Housing and Community Development: $586,000
    Parks and Recreation: $511,000
    Solid Waste Management: $374,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,089,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $188,000
    General - Other: $98,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $87,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $80,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $32,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,813,000

Schuylkill County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $20,642,000
    Housing and Community Development: $354,000
    Regular Highways: $4,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,352,000
    Interest Earnings: $721,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $22,294,000
    Public Welfare: $18,806,000
    All Other: $12,405,000
    Highways: $6,865,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,484,000
  • Tax - Property: $26,054,000
    Other Selective Sales: $207,000

Schuylkill County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,875,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,210,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,665,000

Schuylkill County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,763,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,673,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,278
  • Number of aged recipients: 266
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,012
  • Number of recipients under 18: 497
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,216
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 565
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,191
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,527
Schuylkill County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Schuylkill 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 Schuylkill County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3,33673.6 years
Mary3,21680.1 years
Joseph2,27373.4 years
Anna2,07680.6 years
William1,86973.3 years
Helen1,50379.8 years
Charles1,30974.5 years
George1,23874.3 years
Margaret1,16778.9 years
Robert1,05570.7 years
Most common last names in Schuylkill County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller64676.1 years
Smith41075.2 years
Moyer29374.9 years
Jones28274.8 years
Brown25877.1 years
Williams22776.5 years
Davis22576.4 years
Brennan21775.7 years
Zimmerman21175.6 years
Wagner20176.4 years
Businesses in Schuylkill County, PA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kmart1
AT&T2Kroger12
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy4
Advance Auto Parts3Lane Furniture4
Arby's2Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Bath & Body Works1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Blockbuster2McDonald's5
Burger King4Motherhood Maternity1
CVS2New Balance3
Carson Pirie Scott1Nike1
Chevrolet3Payless2
Comfort Inn1Penske2
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut2
Curves3Quiznos2
Dairy Queen2RadioShack4
Days Inn1Ramada1
Deb1Rite Aid8
Domino's Pizza2Rodeway Inn1
Dunkin Donuts6Ruby Tuesday1
Econo Lodge2Rue211
Fashion Bug1Sears2
FedEx8Staples1
Ford4Subway12
GNC5T-Mobile3
GameStop2True Value4
Gap1U-Haul7
Giant2UPS15
H&R Block5Victoria's Secret1
Hilton1Volkswagen1
Holiday Inn1Walmart2
Home Depot1Wendy's1
Jones New York3YMCA2
KFC1

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