County population in 2012: 42,696 (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:
Land area: 823 sq. mi. Water area: 9.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 52 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Susquehanna County: 94.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.8%), Manufacturing (15.8%), Retail trade (11.1%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,798 (1.4%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,582 (1.5%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.4%
(13.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.5% for Black residents, 36.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 31.7% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 45 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 46 years old, Asian residents: 40 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Susquehanna County: Jessup Overlook (A), Elk Mountain Ski Center (B), Angle Corners (C), Bennett Corners (D), Franklin Corners (E), Bradley Corners (F), Green Corners (G), Starrucca Station (H), Shannon Hill (I), Transue (J), Old Mill Village (K), Palma (L), Harding Corners (M), Bumps Corners (N), Harris Corners (O), Burdick Corners (P), Camp Arrowhead (Q), Camp Choconut (R), Carter Corners (S), Chase Corners (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Susquehanna County include: Union Church (A), Locust Hill Church (B), Lyons Street Church (C), West Lenox Church (D), Welch Hill Church (E), Ararat Church (F), Free Church (G), Franklin Hill Church (H), Saint Augustine Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Lamb Cemetery (1), Tyler Hill Cemetery (2), Williams Pond Cemetery (3), Willow View Cemetery (4), Boles Cemetery (5), Strickland Cemetery (6), Brackney Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Booth Millpond (A), Sinkhole Swamp (B), Mud Pond (C), Roberts Pond (D), Carlin Pond (E), Coterell Lake (F), Butler Lake (G), Cord Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: West Creek (A), Burdick Creek (B), Wellmans Creek (C), North Branch Wyalusing Creek (D), North Branch Meshoppen Creek (E), Fall Brook (F), Laurel Lake Creek (G), Nick Creek (H), Jones Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Susquehanna County include: State Game Lands Number 175 (1), Salt Springs State Park (2), State Game Lands Number 140 (3), State Game Lands Number 236 (4), State Game Lands Number 35 (5), Montrose Area High School Memorial Stadium (6). Display/hide their locations on the map
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
Susquehanna County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 2.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Susquehanna County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.8 miles away from the county center On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.3 miles away from the county center On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 90.9 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Most recent natural disasters:
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: FEMA-DR-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: FEMA-DR-1649, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
Pennsylvania Hurricane 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
Pennsylvania Severe 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
Pennsylvania Tropical 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
Pennsylvania Flooding, 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
Pennsylvania Flooding, 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
Pennsylvania Blizzard, 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
Pennsylvania Winter 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
Pennsylvania Severe 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: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
Farmers and farm managers (4%)
Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
Registered nurses (4%)
Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
United Kingdom (11%)
Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (4%)
Most common first ancestries reported in Susquehanna County (%):
United States or American (11%)
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 2005 was $42,630.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2005 and 2006.1,000 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
5.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,119 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.74% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($16,706 average AGI)
2.65% relocated to other states ($17,413 average AGI)
Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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 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
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 7,587 (6,567 aged, 1,020 disabled) 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:
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.
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:
56 per 1000 residents
61 per 1000 residents
56 per 1000 residents
54 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +13
+0 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -33
-1 per 1000 residents
-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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 157
2000 to 2004: 537
1990 to 1999: 2,894
1980 to 1989: 3,560
1970 to 1979: 3,300
1960 to 1969: 1,997
1950 to 1959: 1,393
1940 to 1949: 821
1939 or earlier: 7,988
Rooms in houses/apartments in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 26087
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