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Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2014: 41,920 (16% urban, 84% rural); it was 42,238 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,712
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,199
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,144
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,887 (it was 3,385 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

30%

Land area: 823 sq. mi.

Water area: 9.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 51 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Susquehanna County: 93.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (19.2%), Retail trade (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 50%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 43%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.0 years
Males: 21,073  (50.3%)
Females: 20,847  (49.7%)
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Susquehanna County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Susquehanna County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,972 ($33,622 in 1999)

This county:

$48972
Pennsylvania:

$52007

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $535 (lower quartile is $434, upper quartile is $668)
This county:

$535
State:

$675


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $138,578 (it was $84,500 in 2000)
Susquehanna:

$138,578
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $83,973 - $225,755
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,154
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $469

Institutionalized population: 258
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 111 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 2008: 91 buildings, average cost: $139,700
  • 2009: 94 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2010: 73 buildings, average cost: $180,700
  • 2011: 56 buildings, average cost: $173,900
  • 2012: 50 buildings, average cost: $189,000
  • 2013: 49 buildings, average cost: $220,000
  • 2014: 57 buildings, average cost: $215,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,936 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,853 (1.5%)

Susquehanna County household income distribution in 2009 Susquehanna County home values distribution Susquehanna County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.5%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.5% for Black residents, 27.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.6% for American Indian residents, 4.5% for other race residents, 13.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.4%
Susquehanna County:

13.4%
Pennsylvania:

13.7%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for Black residents, 28.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 56.6% for American Indian residents, 4.3% for other race residents, 13.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 46 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 50 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 47 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 31 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Susquehanna County is $433 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $507 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $609 a month.

Cities in this county include: Forest City, Susquehanna Depot, Montrose, Hallstead, New Milford, Great Bend, Lanesboro, Union Dale, Hop Bottom, Thompson.

Susquehanna 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: Adams County, Colorado , New Castle County, Delaware , Arapahoe County, Colorado , Bingham County, Idaho , Brown County, Ohio , Washoe County, Nevada , Franklin County, Indiana , Jefferson County, Idaho , Shasta County, California , Northampton County , Potter County , Loudoun County, Virginia , Rawlins County, Kansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,028
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 543 (71% naturalized citizens)

Susquehanna County:

1.3%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 30
  • 1990 to 1994: 40
  • 1985 to 1989: 26
  • 1980 to 1984: 32
  • 1975 to 1979: 38
  • 1970 to 1974: 33
  • 1970 to 1974: 50
  • 1965 to 1969: 294

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 48.2%

Susquehanna County marital status for males Susquehanna County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,057
  • One, attached: 252
  • Two: 915
  • 3 or 4: 604
  • 5 to 9: 226
  • 10 to 19: 10
  • 20 or more: 341
  • Mobile homes: 3,352
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 72

Housing units in Susquehanna County with a mortgage: 4,089 (315 second mortgage, 471 home equity loan, 16 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,119

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Susquehanna County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,5509
Mainline Protestant5,49544
Evangelical Protestant2,16024
Other5015
Orthodox702
None29,580-
Susquehanna 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: 15
Susquehanna County:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Susquehanna County:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 28
This county:

6.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Susquehanna County:

8.9%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Susquehanna County:

25.5%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Susquehanna County:

Average size of farms: 170 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $38,658
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $41.08
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.94%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 93.51%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $36,973
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 36.01%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.06%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $55,679
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.73%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.70
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 38.96%
Corn for grain: 1428 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 69 harvested acres
Vegetables: 67 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 161 acres

Earthquake activity:

Susquehanna County-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 165.0 miles away from Susquehanna 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 212.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 103.4 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 239.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.8 miles away from Susquehanna 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 103.4 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
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 2, 2005 to April 23, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1587): April 14, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1587, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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
  • PennsylvaniaFlooding, Severe Storms, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 31, 1998 to June 2, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1219): June 8, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1219, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 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
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Susquehanna County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 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 (19%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

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

  • Germany (22%)
  • United Kingdom (11%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Poland (6%)
  • Italy (5%)
  • Austria (4%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (4%)

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

  • German (16%)
  • English (15%)
  • Irish (15%)
  • United States or American (11%)
  • Italian (9%)
  • Polish (8%)
  • Welsh (3%)

Susquehanna County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,628 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 2,344 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 32 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2 (0%)
  • Railroad: 5 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 713 (4%)
  • Other means: 134 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 813 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 292 people in nursing homes
  • 64 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 62 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 205 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 53 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,745.

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



4.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.51%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.37% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($18,026 average AGI)
2.14% relocated to other states ($16,974 average AGI)
Susquehanna County:

2.14%
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 Lackawanna County, PA  0.83% ($31,806 average AGI)
to Broome County, NY  0.61% ($31,117)
to Wyoming County, PA  0.46% ($33,519)
to Wayne County, PA  0.20% ($31,941)
to Bradford County, PA  0.17% ($43,000)
to Luzerne County, PA  0.17% ($34,679)
to Tioga County, NY  0.07% ($51,091)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Susquehanna County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Susquehanna County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Susquehanna County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Susquehanna County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Susquehanna County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 8,343 (6,966 aged, 1,377 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 687 (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 Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (681)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (677)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (433)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (319)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (240)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (201)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (167)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (165)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (160)
  • Congestive heart failure (143)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.76
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6440.410
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 287.770
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 18063.12

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 970.940
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1167.980
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21.37

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 21.36
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 37.98

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4.75

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 126.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 85.5
  • Other - 41.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 43,074
  • In family households: 36,250 (9,241 male householders, 2,891 female householders)
    9,585 spouses, 11,546 children (10,612 natural, 288 adopted, 646 stepchildren), 798 grandchildren, 228 brothers or sisters, 341 parents, 244 other relatives, 1,142 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,824 (2,956 male householders (2,340 living alone)), 2,710 female householders (2,366 living alone)), 1,158 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 282 (258 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,946 2-persons, 2,617 3-persons, 2,121 4-persons, 942 5-persons, 339 6-persons, 167 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,706 1-person, 841 2-persons, 72 3-persons, 24 4-persons, 15 5-persons, 7 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

7,763 married couples with children.
2,160 single-parent households (738 men, 1,422 women).

97.0% of residents of Susquehanna County speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (66% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $211,121,000 ($5021 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,079,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $112,391,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $49,774,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,229,000
Federal grants: $35,637,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,362,000 ($1,308,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,729,000 ($754,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $802,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,989,000
Federal Government insurance: $67,570,000

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

Births: 2,348
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,362
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +13
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -33
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Susquehanna County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.02 millions of gallons per day (32% from ground, 68% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 174
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,125
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,066
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,637
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,753
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,944
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,271
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,011
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,928
Rooms in houses/apartments in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 48
  • 3 rooms: 289
  • 4 rooms: 1,238
  • 5 rooms: 2,566
  • 6 rooms: 3,030
  • 7 rooms: 2,314
  • 8 rooms: 1,898
  • 9+ rooms: 1,757
  • 1 room: 20
  • 2 rooms: 120
  • 3 rooms: 526
  • 4 rooms: 789
  • 5 rooms: 770
  • 6 rooms: 551
  • 7 rooms: 290
  • 8 rooms: 152
  • 9+ rooms: 167
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 376
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,786
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,679
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,536
  • 5+ bedrooms: 757
  • no bedroom: 24
  • 1 bedroom: 698
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,297
  • 3 bedrooms: 992
  • 4 bedrooms: 291
  • 5+ bedrooms: 83
Cars and other vehicles available in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 476
  • 1 vehicle: 3,585
  • 2 vehicles: 6,128
  • 3 vehicles: 2,158
  • 4 vehicles: 610
  • 5+ vehicles: 187
  • no vehicle: 582
  • 1 vehicle: 1,636
  • 2 vehicles: 918
  • 3 vehicles: 197
  • 4 vehicles: 42
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

70% of Susquehanna County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Pennsylvania.

Susquehanna County:

70.3%
State average:

64.4%

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

  • This state: 26087
  • Northeast: 13141
  • Midwest: 613
  • South: 1131
  • West: 514

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $66,700


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 Susquehanna County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (57.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.1%)
  • Wood (12.6%)
  • Electricity (10.1%)
  • Coal or coke (2.9%)
  • Utility gas (0.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (49.7%)
  • Electricity (26.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.2%)
  • Wood (6.4%)
  • Coal or coke (1.8%)
  • Utility gas (1.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 309
Here:

5.8%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 180
Here:

6.9%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 225
Here:

25.6%
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)

Susquehanna County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $1,746,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,401,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,383,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $846,000
    Financial Administration: $690,000
    General - Other: $636,000
    Health Services - Other: $569,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $463,000
    General Public Buildings: $379,000
    Libraries: $209,000
    Regular Highways: $121,000
    Police Protection: $86,000
    Solid Waste Management: $47,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $1,365,000
    Benefit Payments: $424,000
    Withdrawals: $119,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $390,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,374,000

Susquehanna County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,516,000
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $320,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $213,000
    From Local Government: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,712,000
    General Support: $9,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $655,000
    Interest Earnings: $130,000
    Rents: $43,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,476,000
    General Support: $477,000
    All Other: $139,000
    Highways: $102,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,270,000
    NEC: $122,000

Susquehanna County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,500,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $6,065,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $435,000

Susquehanna County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,025,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $70,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 919
  • Number of aged recipients: 107
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 812
  • Number of recipients under 18: 163
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 574
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 182
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 340
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 422
Susquehanna County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Susquehanna 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 Susquehanna County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,12780.9 years
John96774.8 years
William70774.5 years
Joseph60974.6 years
James50772.5 years
Anna47982.2 years
Robert44370.3 years
Frank43975.8 years
Helen43579.9 years
Charles42174.9 years
Most common last names in Susquehanna County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith23178.1 years
Jones13974.4 years
Brown13677.5 years
Williams13377.7 years
Miller12875.5 years
Johnson9975.7 years
Davis9373.9 years
Shaffer8778.4 years
Thompson8677.3 years
Lewis8076.7 years
Businesses in Susquehanna County, PA
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Kroger1
Chevrolet1McDonald's3
Curves1RadioShack1
Dennys1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway3
FedEx4True Value1
H&R Block2U-Haul4
Holiday Inn1UPS2