Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania

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Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Orwigsburg Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Orwigsburg Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Orwigsburg College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Orwigsburg Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Orwigsburg People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania

Comparing Orwigsburg 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
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Racial Diversity 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 9
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
College Educated Adults 9 9
Median Family Income 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Affordability of Rents 7 8
People Living Alone 5 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Housing Recently Built 2 7

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Orwigsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles NW of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 69 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
Standard Zip Codes 17961
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.654
Longitude -76.101

Orwigsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.5 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 20.8 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 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
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Orwigsburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,106 100%
Male 1,399 45%
Female 1,707 55%
Under 18 703 22.6%
18+ 2,403 77.4%
65+ 765 24.6%
Median Age 42.2
Average Family Size 2.98
White 3,035 97.7%
African-American 10 0.3%
Asian 34 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 7 0.2%
Mixed Race 17 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 0.5%

Estimated Orwigsburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,995
Growth -111
Growth % -3.6%

Orwigsburg 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
German 41.3%
Irish 10.4%
Italian 7.8%
English 7.7%
Polish 6%
US/American 3.8%
Welsh 3.3%
Dutch 3.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.7%
Lithuanian 2.4%
Pennsylvania German 1.9%
Scottish 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Eastern European 1.1%
Ukrainian 1.1%
Lebanese 0.9%
Hungarian 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Austrian 0.6%
Slovak 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Slavic 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Drehersville (17961)
Frisbie (17961)
Molino (17961)
Pinedale (17961)
West Brunswick (17961)

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)
Orwigsburg 3,106 $55,313
Auburn 839 $40,833
Deer Lake 528 $61,042
Landingville 175 $41,667
New Philadelphia 1,149 $38,229
Palo Alto 1,052 $41,667
Schuylkill Haven 5,548 $41,286

Orwigsburg Public Libraries

Orwigsburg Area Fr Pub Library
Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania
(570) 366-1638
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