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People

Total Population 3,041
Male Share of the Population 44.9%
Female Share of the Population 55.1%
Senior Citizens 23.9%
Employed Population 16+ 1,383
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 50.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,962
% Above Poverty Level 95%
% Below Poverty Level 5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 35.7%
Median Gross Rent $632
Median House Value $137,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.3%
US/American 0%
English 8.9%
Irish 15.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station HAMBURG
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
Station BELTZVILLE DAM
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
Station PALMERTON
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Auburn 811 $48,750
Deer Lake 750 $79,444
Landingville 94 $75,625

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Orwigsburg Public Libraries

Library
Orwigsburg Area Fr Pub Library
214 E. INDEPENDENCE ST
Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania
(570) 366-1638
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