Zip Code, Weather Forecast, Radio Stations, Population, Crime Rate, Area Codes
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Population (year 2000): 8,009. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,581 (-5.3% change)
Males: 3,707 (46.3%), Females: 4,302 (53.7%)
Median resident age: 40.8 years
Median household income: $20,173 (year 2000)
Median house value: $29,000 (year 2000)
Shamokin, PA residents, houses, and apartments details
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Races in Shamokin:
- White Non-Hispanic (98.4%)
- Hispanic (0.6%)
Ancestries: Polish (23.6%), German (21.0%), Dutch (16.4%), Irish (12.9%), Italian (12.8%), United States (6.1%).
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Elevation: 720 feet
Land area: 0.8 square miles
For population 25 years and over in Shamokin
- High school or higher: 73.5%
- Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.9%
- Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
- Unemployed: 10.4%
- Mean travel time to work: 25.0 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Shamokin city
- Never married: 26.7%
- Now married: 43.4%
- Separated: 3.0%
- Widowed: 13.8%
- Divorced: 13.1%
0.7% Foreign born
Population change in the 1990s: -1,216 (-13.2%).
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: PA Reading, (53.1 miles )
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MD Baltimore, (102.5 miles pop. 651,154).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (111.3 miles pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: PA (1.1 miles Marshallton, PA (1.3 miles Fairview-Ferndale, PA (1.5 miles Edgewood, PA (5.2 miles Elysburg, PA Kulpmont, (5.6 miles Heights, PA (6.3 miles Marion PA Trevorton, (8.2 miles Carmel, PA Mount (9.8 miles
Single-family new house construction building permits:
- 1996: 0 buildings
- 1997: 0 buildings
- 1998: 0 buildings
- 1999: 0 buildings
- 2000: 0 buildings
- 2001: 1 building, cost: $91,000
- 2002: 0 buildings
- 2003: 1 building, cost: $100,000
- 2004: 0 buildings
- 2005: 0 buildings
Latitude: 40.79 N, Longitude: 76.55 W
Area code: 570
Shamokin, Pennsylvania business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...
Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.0%), Manufacturing (19.2%), Retail trade (14.5%), Public administration (11.0%).
Daytime population change due to commuting: -459 (-5.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 780 (26.9%)
Average climate in Shamokin, Pennsylvania
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Shamokin-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 3% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/31/1985, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.7 miles away from the Shamokin city center killed 6 people and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 6/18/1970, a category 3 tornado 32.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Hospitals/medical centers near Shamokin:
- SHAMOKIN AREA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 1 miles; COAL TOWNSHIP, PA)
- GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER (about 13 miles; DANVILLE, PA)
- PENN STATE - GEISINGER REHAB HOSP (about 13 miles; DANVILLE, PA)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Shamokin:
- WILLIAMSPORT RGNL (about 40 miles; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; ID: IPT)
- HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 44 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; ID: MDT)
- LANCASTER (about 50 miles; LANCASTER, PA; ID: LNS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Shamokin:
- NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (about 4 miles; SHAMOKIN, PA; ID: N79)
- DANVILLE (about 13 miles; DANVILLE, PA; ID: 8N8)
- SUNBURY (about 14 miles; SUNBURY, PA; ID: H11)
Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)
|Function ||Full-time employees ||Monthly full-time payroll ||Average yearly full-time wage ||Part-time employees ||Monthly part-time payroll |
|Financial Administration ||4 ||$10,160 ||$30,480 ||1 ||$93 |
|Other Government Administration ||1 ||$2,852 ||$34,224 ||6 ||$1,014 |
|Judicial and Legal ||0 ||$0 || ||1 ||$500 |
|Police Protection - Officers ||13 ||$48,489 ||$44,759 ||0 ||$0 |
|Police - Other ||2 ||$4,903 ||$29,418 ||4 ||$3,160 |
|Firefighters ||0 ||$0 || ||3 ||$210 |
|Streets and Highways ||8 ||$22,260 ||$33,390 ||0 ||$0 |
|Totals for Government ||28 ||$88,664 ||$37,998 ||15 ||$4,977 |Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shamokin:
- BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 18 miles; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,880)
- BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; LEWISBURG, PA; FT enrollment: 3,534)
- HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-HARRISBURG (about 41 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; FT enrollment: 4,653)
- PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN ST HARRISBURG (about 43 miles; MIDDLETOWN, PA; FT enrollment: 2,064)
- PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 46 miles; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; FT enrollment: 4,666)
- LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; NANTICOKE, PA; FT enrollment: 3,582)
- PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE BERKS (about 52 miles; READING, PA; FT enrollment: 2,003)
Private primary/middle schools in Shamokin:
- QUEEN OF PEACE SCHOOL (Students: 235; Location: 201 N SHAMOKIN STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
- TRANSFIGURATION ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 120; Location: 129 N SHAMOKIN STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Shamokin:
- SHAMOKIN & COAL TWP PUB LIB (Operating income: $215,006; Location: 210 EAST INDEPENDENCE ST; 41,399 books; 1,100 audio materials; 655 video materials; 79 serial subscriptions)
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Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coal Run (A), Carbon Run (B).
Shamokin compared to Pennsylvania state average:
- Median household income below state average.
- Median house value significantly below state average.
- Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
- Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
- Median age above state average.
- Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
- Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
- House age significantly above state average.
- Number of college students below state average.
- Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
- Population density above state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Shamokin:
- WISL (1480 AM; 1 kW; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: BASIC LICENSING, INC.)
- WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
- WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
- WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
- WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
- WPGM (1570 AM; 3 kW; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
- WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
- WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
- WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
- WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
- WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, 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.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Shamokin:
- WBLJ-FM (95.3 FM; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
- WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
- WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
- WEGH (107.3 FM; NORTHUMBERLAND, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
- WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
- W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
- WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
- WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
- WVLY-FM (100.9 FM; MILTON, PA; Owner: MILTON-LEWISBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
- WQSU (88.9 FM; SELINSGROVE, PA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY)
- WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
- WRVH (107.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
- WZXR (99.3 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
- WBZD-FM (93.3 FM; MUNCY, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
- WILQ (105.1 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
- WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
- WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
- WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)
- WYGL-FM (100.5 FM; ELIZABETHVILLE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
- W263AG (100.5 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: DBA COVENANT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
TV broadcast stations around Shamokin:
- WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
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