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People

Total Population 1,530
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 17.1%
Employed Population 16+ 678
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 43.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.6%
Median Earnings25+ $33,080
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $33,929
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,000

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,361
% Above Poverty Level 79.8%
% Below Poverty Level 20.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37.7%
Median Gross Rent $450
Median House Value $92,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.6%
US/American 0%
English 7.3%
Irish 14.4%

Catawissa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 51 miles NW of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Columbia
Metro Area Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton
Standard Zip Codes 17820
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.951
Longitude -76.46

Catawissa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MILLVILLE 2 SW
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station SELINSGROVE 2 S
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station HAMBURG
Distance 37.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Catawissa, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cleveland (17820)

Kulp (17820)

Locust (17820)

Mayberry (17820)

Mill Grove (17820)

Newlin (17820)

Parrs Mill (17820)

Queen City (17820)

Roaring Creek (17820)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bloomsburg 14,699 $51,673
Danville 4,703 $49,712
Kulpmont 2,904 $57,386
Marion Heights 589 $50,625
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Catawissa High Schools

SOUTHERN COLUMBIA HS
570-356-3450
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 467 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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Historic Catawissa

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Catawissa (from across river) between 1890 and 1901
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