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Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2017: 142,569 (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: 183 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Schuylkill County: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.6%), Educational, health and social services (12.7%), Manufacturing (10.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Schuylkill County, PA (2017)
    • 129,83786.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,2524.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,5372.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,2171.5%Two or more races
    • 5680.4%Asian alone
    • 1580.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

44.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Males: 73,456  (51.5%)
Females: 69,113  (48.5%)
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Average household size:
Schuylkill County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,559 ($32,699 in 1999)
This county:

$49,559
Pennsylvania:

$59,195

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $510 (lower quartile is $403, upper quartile is $620)
This county:

$510
State:

$743


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $101,900 (it was $63,900 in 2000)
Schuylkill:

$101,900
Pennsylvania:

$181,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,600 - $176,000

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $169,123
Here:

$169,123
State:

$246,314

Townhouses or other attached units: $66,408
Here:

$66,408
State:

$185,143

In 2-unit structures: $79,539
Here:

$79,539
State:

$167,412

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $131,335
Here:

$131,335
State:

$239,223

Mobile homes: $95,128
Here:

$95,128
State:

$63,273

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,054
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $451

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

  • 1997: 271 buildings, average cost: $89,300
  • 1998: 269 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 1999: 327 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 2000: 289 buildings, average cost: $97,300
  • 2001: 273 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 2002: 367 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2003: 437 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2004: 567 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2005: 455 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2006: 411 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 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
  • 2015: 99 buildings, average cost: $229,400
  • 2016: 96 buildings, average cost: $187,800
  • 2017: 105 buildings, average cost: $197,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Schuylkill, PA residents
Average permit cost in Schuylkill, PA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,749 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,484 (1.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Schuylkill, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Schuylkill, PA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Schuylkill, PA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.6%
Schuylkill County:

11.6%
Pennsylvania:

12.5%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.5% for Black residents, 34.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 49.3% for American Indian residents, 31.2% for other race residents, 30.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 44.6 years old
(Males: 42.6 years old, Females: 46.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.6 years old, Black residents: 36.3 years old, American Indian residents: 54.0 years old, Asian residents: 49.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.6 years old, Other race residents: 32.5 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:

4.9%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%

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

Current college students: 4,303
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,450 (61.5% naturalized citizens)

Schuylkill County:

1.7%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3162010 or later
  • 5522000 to 2009
  • 7311990 to 1999
  • 1561980 to 1989
  • 3171970 to 1979
  • 624Before 1970

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: 37,883
  • One, attached: 18,834
  • Two: 2,698
  • 3 or 4: 2,921
  • 5 to 9: 1,872
  • 10 to 19: 778
  • 20 to 49: 647
  • 50 or more: 1,645
  • Mobile homes: 2,518
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 70

Housing units in Schuylkill County with a mortgage: 21,689 (688 second mortgage, 2,826 home equity loan, 157 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 20,333

Here:

51.2% with mortgage
State:

60.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Schuylkill County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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:

  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 23, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4267: March 23, 2016, FEMA Id: 4267, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • 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 and Flooding, Incident Period: November 16, 2006 to November 17, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1684: February 23, 2007, FEMA Id: 1684, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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 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
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Schuylkill County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Snowstorms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Schuylkill

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 43,463 (82.6%)
  • Carpooled: 5,016 (9.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 481 (0.9%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 788 (1.5%)
  • Bicycle: 80 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 1,251 (2.4%)
  • Worked at home: 1,537 (2.9%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Dominican Republic (19%)
  • Mexico (16%)
  • India (8%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Italy (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Schuylkill County


  • German (28%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • American (7%)
  • Polish (7%)
  • Pennsylvania German (7%)
  • Italian (6%)
  • Lithuanian (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $55,532.

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


3.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,839 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.58%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.49% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($27,030 average AGI)
1.10% relocated to other states ($15,809 average AGI)
Schuylkill County:

1.10%
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 Berks County, PA  0.37% ($42,991 average AGI)
to Luzerne County, PA  0.32% ($35,492)
to Carbon County, PA  0.26% ($26,262)
to Dauphin County, PA  0.24% ($37,481)
to Northumberland County, PA  0.19% ($31,430)
to Lehigh County, PA  0.15% ($55,058)
to Lebanon County, PA  0.14% ($45,654)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Schuylkill County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Schuylkill County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Schuylkill County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Schuylkill County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (3,326)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3,205)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,879)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,272)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,084)
  • 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: 13,283
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 381
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 43,020

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 948
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,448
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

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: 142,569
  • In family households: 112,193 (18,995 male householders, 18,275 female householders)
    27,351 spouses, 37,786 children (34,824 natural, 461 adopted, 2,501 stepchildren), 3,026 grandchildren, 1,294 brothers or sisters, 1,681 parents, 1,220 other relatives, 2,565 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 23,245 (10,018 male householders (8,624 living alone)), 10,204 female householders (9,257 living alone)), 3,023 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 7,131

Size of family households: 20,282 2-persons, 7,842 3-persons, 6,063 4-persons, 1,861 5-persons, 975 6-persons, 247 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 17,881 1-person, 2,133 2-persons, 100 3-persons, 96 4-persons, 12 5-persons.

16,020 married couples with children.
8,670 single-parent households (2,132 men, 6,538 women).

94.9% of residents of Schuylkill speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (58% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $947,650,000 ($6,417 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:

6.6
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.4

Year house built in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
  • Year house built in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
  • 3592014 or later
  • 8392010 to 2013
  • 5,4062000 to 2009
  • 5,5001990 to 1999
  • 4,4271980 to 1989
  • 6,8041970 to 1979
  • 3,0761960 to 1969
  • 4,7501950 to 1959
  • 4,0001940 to 1949
  • 34,7051939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
  • 281 room
  • 572 rooms
  • 3633 rooms
  • 1,9284 rooms
  • 6,3985 rooms
  • 11,1066 rooms
  • 9,0317 rooms
  • 5,9228 rooms
  • 7,1899+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
  • 7671 room
  • 6602 rooms
  • 1,6813 rooms
  • 3,8124 rooms
  • 3,3965 rooms
  • 2,2776 rooms
  • 1,8427 rooms
  • 4278 rooms
  • 6089+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
  • 28no bedroom
  • 5861 bedroom
  • 7,7242 bedrooms
  • 23,8623 bedrooms
  • 8,0404 bedrooms
  • 1,7825+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
  • 919no bedroom
  • 3,5891 bedroom
  • 5,4802 bedrooms
  • 4,5993 bedrooms
  • 7234 bedrooms
  • 1605+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Schuylkill County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Schuylkill County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,615no vehicle
  • 11,1431 vehicle
  • 16,9592 vehicles
  • 8,3423 vehicles
  • 2,4864 vehicles
  • 1,4775+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Schuylkill County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Schuylkill County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 3,905no vehicle
  • 7,8221 vehicle
  • 3,0262 vehicles
  • 4793 vehicles
  • 1744 vehicles
  • 645+ vehicles

90.9% of Schuylkill County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Pennsylvania.

Schuylkill County:

90.9%
State average:

87.4%

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

  • This state: 122,352
  • Other state: 15,922
  • Northeast: 8,675
  • Midwest: 1,707
  • South: 3,756
  • West: 1,784
Year householders moved into unit in Schuylkill County, PA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Schuylkill County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 53.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 21.4%Electricity
  • 11.1%Coal or coke
  • 5.5%Utility gas
  • 5.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 39.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 39.1%Electricity
  • 9.6%Coal or coke
  • 6.9%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,565
Here:

12.3%
Pennsylvania:

13.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 406
Here:

5.5%
Pennsylvania:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,092
Here:

28.7%
Pennsylvania:

37.8%

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

Schuylkill County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $18,868,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $5,574,000
    Regular Highways: $1,364,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $18,509,000
    Health - Other: $16,842,000
    General - Other: $15,527,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,314,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $12,562,000
    Regular Highways: $5,429,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,957,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,427,000
    Financial Administration: $2,263,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,959,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,882,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,195,000
    Police Protection: $997,000
    Parks and Recreation: $345,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,106,000
    Public Welfare: $1,758,000
    General Local Government Support: $140,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $876,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $363,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,091,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,191,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $900,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,381,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,043,000
    Rents: $147,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare - Other: $563,000
    Central Staff Services: $509,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $352,000
    Correctional Institutions: $99,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $67,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $57,000
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,221,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,837,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $18,012,000
    Public Welfare: $10,256,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,496,000
    Highways: $725,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,356,000
    Other Selective Sales: $232,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,684,000

Schuylkill County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $18,868,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $5,574,000
    Regular Highways: $1,364,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $18,509,000
    Health - Other: $16,842,000
    General - Other: $15,527,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,314,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $12,562,000
    Regular Highways: $5,429,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,957,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,427,000
    Financial Administration: $2,263,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,959,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,882,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,195,000
    Police Protection: $997,000
    Parks and Recreation: $345,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,106,000
    Public Welfare: $1,758,000
    General Local Government Support: $140,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $876,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $363,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,091,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,191,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $900,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,381,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,043,000
    Rents: $147,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare - Other: $563,000
    Central Staff Services: $509,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $352,000
    Correctional Institutions: $99,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $67,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $57,000
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,221,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,837,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $18,012,000
    Public Welfare: $10,256,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,496,000
    Highways: $725,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,356,000
    Other Selective Sales: $232,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,684,000

Schuylkill County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $18,868,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $5,574,000
    Regular Highways: $1,364,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $18,509,000
    Health - Other: $16,842,000
    General - Other: $15,527,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,314,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $12,562,000
    Regular Highways: $5,429,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,957,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,427,000
    Financial Administration: $2,263,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,959,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,882,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,195,000
    Police Protection: $997,000
    Parks and Recreation: $345,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,106,000
    Public Welfare: $1,758,000
    General Local Government Support: $140,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $876,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $363,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,091,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,191,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $900,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,381,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,043,000
    Rents: $147,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare - Other: $563,000
    Central Staff Services: $509,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $352,000
    Correctional Institutions: $99,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $67,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $57,000
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,221,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,837,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $18,012,000
    Public Welfare: $10,256,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,496,000
    Highways: $725,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,356,000
    Other Selective Sales: $232,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,684,000

Schuylkill County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $18,868,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $5,574,000
    Regular Highways: $1,364,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $18,509,000
    Health - Other: $16,842,000
    General - Other: $15,527,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,314,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $12,562,000
    Regular Highways: $5,429,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,957,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,427,000
    Financial Administration: $2,263,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,959,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,882,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,195,000
    Police Protection: $997,000
    Parks and Recreation: $345,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,106,000
    Public Welfare: $1,758,000
    General Local Government Support: $140,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $876,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $363,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,091,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,191,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $900,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,381,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,043,000
    Rents: $147,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare - Other: $563,000
    Central Staff Services: $509,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $352,000
    Correctional Institutions: $99,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $67,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $57,000
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,221,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,837,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $18,012,000
    Public Welfare: $10,256,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,496,000
    Highways: $725,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,356,000
    Other Selective Sales: $232,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,684,000

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
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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  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"