New Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

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

Comparative Profile of New Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Comparing New Philadelphia 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
Age of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 9 9
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 2 3
Portion of People Married 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
Median Family Income 4 4
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Short Commute Times 3 3
Working at Home 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
People Living Alone 9 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
Housing Recently Built 1 3

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New Philadelphia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles N of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 73 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
Standard Zip Codes 17959
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.719
Longitude -76.116

New Philadelphia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.6 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 24 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
Distance 34 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
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New Philadelphia Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,149 100%
Male 569 49.5%
Female 580 50.5%
Under 18 244 21.2%
18+ 905 78.8%
65+ 262 22.8%
Median Age 43
Average Family Size 2.96
White 1,141 99.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 6 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.3%

Estimated New Philadelphia Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,109
Growth -40
Growth % -3.5%

New Philadelphia 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
Lithuanian 25.6%
Irish 19.5%
Polish 14.5%
German 12.2%
Italian 4.9%
US/American 4.4%
English 3.1%
Dutch 2.8%
Austrian 2%
Slovak 1.8%
Welsh 1.6%
Pennsylvania German 1.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.3%
Greek 1.1%
Portuguese 0.8%
Scottish 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Lebanese 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Carpatho Rusyn 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Kaska (17959)
Silver Creek (17959)
Valley Furnace (17959)

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)
New Philadelphia 1,149 $38,229
Middleport 458 $34,688
Orwigsburg 3,106 $55,313
Palo Alto 1,052 $41,667
Port Carbon 2,019 $37,939
Pottsville 15,549 $41,124
St. Clair 3,254 $35,024
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