Port Carbon, Pennsylvania

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Port Carbon, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

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Top 18% Port Carbon Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Port Carbon, Pennsylvania

Comparing Port Carbon 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 8 8
Senior Citizens 8 8
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 6
Portion of People Married 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
Median Family Income 4 4
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Short Commute Times 8 8
Working at Home 7 9
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 8
People Living Alone 7 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Port Carbon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles NW of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 73 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
Standard Zip Codes 17965
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.696
Longitude -76.169

Port Carbon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.1 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 23 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Distance 23.4 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
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Port Carbon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,019 100%
Male 953 47.2%
Female 1,066 52.8%
Under 18 414 20.5%
18+ 1,605 79.5%
65+ 418 20.7%
Median Age 41.5
Average Family Size 2.91
White 2,001 99.1%
African-American 11 0.5%
Asian 1 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 0.5%

Estimated Port Carbon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,919
Growth -100
Growth % -5%

Port Carbon 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 24.1%
Irish 18.4%
Polish 9.9%
Lithuanian 7.2%
Slovak 6%
US/American 5.8%
Ukrainian 5.1%
Italian 5.1%
Dutch 4.5%
English 2.7%
Welsh 2.1%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
European 1.3%
Austrian 1.1%
Hungarian 0.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.7%
Danish 0.6%
Pennsylvania German 0.6%
Lebanese 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Eastern European 0.3%
Iranian 0.3%
Greek 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Schoentown (17965)

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)
Port Carbon 2,019 $37,939
Minersville 4,552 $36,759
New Philadelphia 1,149 $38,229
Orwigsburg 3,106 $55,313
Palo Alto 1,052 $41,667
Pottsville 15,549 $41,124
St. Clair 3,254 $35,024

Port Carbon Public Libraries

Port Carbon Public Library
Port Carbon, Pennsylvania
(570) 622-6115
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