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Population (year 2000): 26,690
Males: 13,808 (51.7%), Females: 12,882 (48.3%)

Luzerne County

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Median resident age: 40.1 years
Median household income: $49,298 (year 2000)
Median house value: $121,900 (year 2000)

Back Mountain, PA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Back Mountain:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.7%)
  • Black (4.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)

Ancestries: Polish (18.6%), German (18.6%), Irish (15.5%), English (10.6%), Italian (10.4%), Welsh (8.4%).

New! Mountain, Pennsylvania forum

Elevation: 1260 feet

Land area: 107.0 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Back Mountain

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Back Mountain CDP

  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 59.3%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

1.7% Foreign born




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: PA Scranton, (21.9 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: PA Philadelphia, (107.7 miles www.e-agent.com/PoconoLake )

Nearest cities: PA (1.0 miles Dallas, PA (5.3 miles Courtdale, PA (5.3 miles Larksville, PA (5.7 miles Plymouth, Lake, PA (5.7 miles Harveys PA (5.8 miles Edwardsville, PA (5.9 miles Pringle, PA (6.0 miles Luzerne,

Latitude: 41.32 N, Longitude: 75.97 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.0%), Manufacturing (11.3%), Retail trade (11.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -6,881 (-25.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,695 (14.6%)

Average climate in Back Mountain, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Back Mountain-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 24% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.0 miles away from the Back Mountain city center killed 2 people and injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 7/6/1984, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 12.5 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Back Mountain:
  • MERCY HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA)
  • PENN STATE GEISINGERY WYOMING VALLEY (about 8 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA)
  • WVHCS HOSPITAL INC (about 8 miles; WILKES-BARRE, PA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Back Mountain:
  • WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTL (about 18 miles; WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA; ID: AVP)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (about 60 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; ID: ABE)
  • GREATER BINGHAMTON/EDWIN A LINK FIELD (about 61 miles; BINGHAMTON, NY; ID: BGM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Back Mountain:
  • WILKES-BARRE WYOMING VALLEY (about 9 miles; WILKES-BARRE, PA; ID: WBW)
  • SKYHAVEN (about 14 miles; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; ID: 76N)
  • HAZLETON MUNI (about 24 miles; HAZLETON, PA; ID: HZL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Back Mountain:
  • WILKES UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,438)
  • LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; NANTICOKE, PA; FT enrollment: 3,582)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON (about 24 miles; SCRANTON, PA; FT enrollment: 4,093)
  • MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles; SCRANTON, PA; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 39 miles; BLOOMSBURG, PA; FT enrollment: 6,880)
  • LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; FT enrollment: 2,145)
  • SUNY AT BINGHAMTON (about 55 miles; BINGHAMTON, NY; FT enrollment: 11,498)

Notable locations in Back Mountain: Suttons Creek (A), Overbrook Gun Club (B), Irem Temple Country Club (C), Wilkes Barre Filtration Plant (D), Twin Oaks Golf Course (E).

Churches in Back Mountain include: Bunker Hill Church (A), Carverton Church (B), Dymond Hollow Church (C), East Dallas Church (D), Weavertown Church (E).

Cemeteries: Parks Cemetery (1), Fern Knoll Cemetery (2), Fern Brook Cemetery (3), Bronson Cemetery (4), Evergreen Cemetery (5), Valley View Cemetery (6), Mount Carmel Cemetery (7).

Lakes and reservoirs: Smith Pond (A), Silkworth, Lake (B), Simms Pond (C), Lake Louise (D), Lake Manjo (E), Huntsville Reservoir (F), Lake Catalpa (G), Frances Slocum Lake (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fades Creek (A), East Fork Harveys Creek (B), Drakes Creek (C), Cider Run (D), Trout Brook (E), Butternut Run (F), Bear Hollow Creek (G), Browns Creek (H), Huntsville Creek (I).

Parks in Back Mountain include: Frances Slocum State Park (1), Pine Brook Park (2).


Back Mountain compared to Pennsylvania state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Back Mountain:
  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WITK (1550 AM; 10 kW; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ROBERT C. CORDARO, INC.)
  • WNAK (730 AM; 1 kW; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: SEVEN-THIRTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WBAX (1240 AM; 1 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WEMR (1460 AM; 5 kW; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEJL (630 AM; 2 kW; SCRANTON, PA)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Back Mountain:
  • WCWQ (93.7 FM; DALLAS, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WGGY (101.3 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WWDL-FM (104.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: LANE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBHD (95.7 FM; OLYPHANT, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUSR (99.5 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON)
  • W288BE (105.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WRGN (88.1 FM; SWEET VALLEY, PA; Owner: GOSPEL MEDIA INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • W212AT (90.3 FM; CLARKS SUMMIT, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PA. EDUCTNL TV ASSOC.)
  • WAMT (103.1 FM; FREELAND, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Back Mountain:
  • WBRE-TV (Channel 28; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WYOU (Channel 22; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • W07BV (Channel 7; WILKES-BARRE, ETC., PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • WQPX (Channel 64; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: PAXSON SCRANTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • W54BO (Channel 54; KINGSTON, PA; Owner: KATHY POTERA)
  • WSWB (Channel 38; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • W67DE (Channel 67; NEWPORT, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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