Gilberton, Pennsylvania

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Gilberton, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Gilberton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
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Affordability of Rents
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Top 6% Gilberton Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Gilberton, Pennsylvania

Comparing Gilberton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 8 7
Age of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 9
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Racial Diversity 5 5
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 2 3
Portion of People Married 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2
Median Family Income 3 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Short Commute Times 6 6
Working at Home 3 5
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Gilberton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles NW of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
P.O. Box Zip Codes 17934
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.799
Longitude -76.212

Gilberton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 21 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
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
Distance 31.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
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Gilberton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 867 100%
Male 434 50.1%
Female 433 49.9%
Under 18 189 21.8%
18+ 678 78.2%
65+ 169 19.5%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 3.1
White 849 97.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 14 1.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.3%

Estimated Gilberton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 838
Growth -29
Growth % -3.3%

Gilberton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 22.1%
Ukrainian 14.1%
Polish 13.4%
German 11.2%
Lithuanian 9.8%
US/American 5%
Dutch 4.9%
Italian 3.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.5%
Pennsylvania German 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Greek 1.4%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
English 0.9%
Carpatho Rusyn 0.8%
Welsh 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Austrian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Maizeville (17934)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gilberton 867 $34,500
Frackville 4,361 $47,553
Girardville 1,742 $30,000
Mahanoy City 4,647 $32,033
Ringtown 826 $43,125
Shenandoah 5,624 $26,910
St. Clair 3,254 $35,024
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