Tower City, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2022: 1,427 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.2%
 
Males: 659  (46.2%)
Females: 768  (53.8%)
Median resident age:

37.1 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.9 years

Zip codes: 17980.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $67,870 (it was $30,037 in 2000)
Tower City:

$67,870
PA:

$71,798

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $28,524 (it was $15,678 in 2000)

Tower City borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $117,437 (it was $48,400 in 2000)
Tower City:

$117,437
PA:

$245,500

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $123,089; detached houses: $136,880; townhouses or other attached units: $89,006; mobile homes: $22,126

Median gross rent in 2022: $896.

March 2022 cost of living index in Tower City: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 7.5%
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  • Races in Tower City, PA (2022)
    • 1,25294.3%White alone
    • 413.1%Hispanic
    • 100.8%Two or more races

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According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Tower City, Pennsylvania as of May 24, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Tower City is 140 to 1.


Crime rates in Tower City by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(149.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(75.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(76.3)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1
(76.3)
1
(74.3)
1
(74.1)
2
(149.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(75.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(229.0)
6
(445.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(75.3)
5
(377.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(78.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(78.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index14.523.05.255.218.120.415.39.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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Ancestries: German (44.5%), Pennsylvania German (12.1%), American (6.5%), Italian (5.1%), Polish (3.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 12/19/1892

Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 0.31 square miles.

Population density: 4,648 people per square mile   (average).

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9 residents are foreign born

This borough:

0.7%
Pennsylvania:

7.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,219 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,190 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (37.2 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (84.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Reinerton-Orwin-Muir, PA (1.0 miles ),
Reinerton, PA (1.0 miles ),
Orwin, PA (1.1 miles ),
Muir, PA (1.3 miles ),
Williamstown borough, PA (1.9 miles ),
Valley View, PA (2.0 miles ),
Hegins, PA (2.3 miles ),
Wiconsico, PA (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 40.59 N, Longitude: 76.55 W

Area code: 717

Distribution of median household income in Tower City, PA in 2022
Distribution of house value in Tower City, PA in 2022
Tower City satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.4%
Pennsylvania:

2.9%
Most common industries in Tower City, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Computer & electronic products (13.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.4%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Machinery (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Computer & electronic products (12.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (11.7%)
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Machinery (5.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (3.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.3%)
  • Public administration (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Computer & electronic products (13.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.2%)
  • Public administration (8.4%)
  • Health care (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.1%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Tower City, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (15.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.6%)

Average climate in Tower City, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 115. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

115
U.S.:

73
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.462. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.462
U.S.:

0.251
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 5.72. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.72
U.S.:

1.51
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2019 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 17.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.9
U.S.:

19.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 15.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.4
U.S.:

8.1

Tornado activity:

Tower City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 0% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the Tower City borough center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/14/2004, a category F3 tornado 21.4 miles away from the borough center caused $18 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tower City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 199.6 miles away from Tower City 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 32.5 miles away from the city 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 209.9 miles away from the city 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 34.0 miles away from Tower City center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 258.7 miles away from Tower City center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 250.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Schuylkill County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, 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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tower City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Tower City:

  • TREMONT NURSING CT ICF (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; TREMONT, PA)
  • TREMONT HEALTH AND REHABILITAT (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; TREMONT, PA)
  • KEPLER HOME, INC, THE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ELIZABETHVILLE, PA)
  • VNA HEALTH SYSTEM (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; SHAMOKIN, PA)
  • DAVITA - NORTHUMBERLAND DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; MT. CARMEL, PA)

Airports and heliports located in Tower City:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tower City:

  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 18 miles; Pottsville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,412)
  • Susquehanna University (about 23 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,495)
  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (about 27 miles; Harrisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 13,276)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (about 29 miles; Middletown, PA; FT enrollment: 3,797)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 30 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)
  • Bucknell University (about 31 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,418)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 35 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)

Public high school in Tower City:

Public elementary/middle school in Tower City:

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Library in Tower City:

  • TOWER-PORTER COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $25,965; Location: 230 E GRAND AVE; 10,735 books; 135 audio materials; 521 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 10 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Tower City Volunteer Fire Company 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tower City that have no violations reported:

  • NINOS NY STYLE PIZZA (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This borough:

2.4 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

65.5%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

7.8%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Banks with branches in Tower City (2011 data):

  • Mid Penn Bank: Tower City Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1934/02/26. Info updated 2007/03/02: Bank assets: $715.4 mil, Deposits: $634.1 mil, headquarters in Millersburg, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Mid Penn Bancorp, Inc.
  • Susquehanna Bank: Tower City Branch at 800 West Grand Avenue, branch established on 1985/01/03. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
  • Riverview Bank: Tower City Office Branch at 920 East Wiconisco Street, branch established on 2010/09/13. Info updated 2012/01/24: Bank assets: $287.4 mil, Deposits: $246.4 mil, headquarters in Marysville, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Riverview Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Tower City:

Marital status in Tower City, PA
  • Never married: 35.3%
  • Now married: 48.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

For population 25 years and over in Tower City:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Tower City
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Tower City, PA (based on Schuylkill County data)

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-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 32
Schuylkill County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Schuylkill County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Schuylkill County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
This county:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
Here:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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:
Schuylkill County:

9.3%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Tower City:

63.5%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Tower City:

66.6%
Pennsylvania:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.0
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Tower City:

15.3%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

5.0%
Pennsylvania:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.2
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Tower City:

33.2%
Pennsylvania:

34.3%

General health condition:
Here:

69.4%
Pennsylvania:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Tower City:

83.0%
Pennsylvania:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tower City, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$71
Streets and Highways 0$0 5$3,839
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$582
Financial Administration 0$0 2$2,154
Totals for Government 0$0 10$6,646

Tower City government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $110,000 ($77.08)
    Central Staff Services: $83,000 ($58.16)
    Police Protection: $38,000 ($26.63)
    Local Fire Protection: $19,000 ($13.31)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($6.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($4.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($11.91)

Tower City government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $2,000 ($1.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $5,000 ($3.50)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($2.80)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($1.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $36,000 ($25.23)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $120,000 ($84.09)
    Property: $108,000 ($75.68)
    Public Utility License: $12,000 ($8.41)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $12,000 ($8.41)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $11,000 ($7.71)

Tower City government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $435,000 ($304.84)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $398,000 ($278.91)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,000 ($25.93)

Tower City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $129,000 ($90.40)

Businesses in Tower City, PA

  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Tower City:

  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLBR (1270 AM; 5 kW; LEBANON, PA; Owner: LEBANON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHP (580 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWSM (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANNVILLE-CLEONA, PA; Owner: PATRICK H. SICKAFUS)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tower City:

  • WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEGH (107.3 FM; NORTHUMBERLAND, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WBLJ-FM (95.3 FM; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYGL-FM (100.5 FM; ELIZABETHVILLE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • WRVV (97.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WQLV (98.9 FM; MILLERSBURG, PA; Owner: HEPCO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WVLY-FM (100.9 FM; MILTON, PA; Owner: MILTON-LEWISBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNNK-FM (104.1 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Tower City:

  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WITF-TV (Channel 33; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WHP-TV (Channel 21; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WHTM-TV (Channel 27; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: HARRISBURG TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)

Tower City fatal accident list:

Jul 12, 2006 08:05 AM, Us-209, Lat: 40.589440, Lon: -76.550270, Vehicles: 4, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 2, 2000 06:42 PM, Us-209, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 20ft / 6.1mTotal length
  • 4,630Total average daily traffic
  • 292Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,891Total future (year 1990) average daily traffic

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 8. The highest number of fires - 36 took place in 2017, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Tower City, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (71.3%), and Outside Fires (16.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Tower City, PA
    • 9271.3%Structure Fires
    • 2116.3%Outside Fires
    • 107.8%Other
    • 64.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tower City, PA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tower City, PA
  • 58.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.2%Coal or coke
  • 13.3%Electricity
  • 5.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.4%Other fuel
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 1.1%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tower City, PA
  • 56.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 26.2%Electricity
  • 7.9%Coal or coke
  • 5.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.0%Utility gas


Tower City compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 4 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Doug Harrison (3)
  • Steven Kandybowski (1)
  • Mark Elton Unger, Iii (1)
  • Garin Loy Moore, Jr. (1)
  • Rick James Hawk (1)

Total of 7 patent applications in 2008-2024.