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People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

Tower City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles NW of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 85 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
Standard Zip Codes 17980
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.589
Longitude -76.552

Tower City 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 LEBANON 2 W
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches
Station SELINSGROVE 2 S
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station HAMBURG
Distance 30 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Orwin (17980)

Porter (17980)

Reinerton (17980)

Rush (17980)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gratz 827 $55,313
Lykens 1,680 $46,094

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

Tower City Public Libraries

Library
Tower-porter Community Library
230 E GRAND AVE
Tower City, Pennsylvania
(717) 647-4900

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Tower City High Schools

WILLIAMS VALLEY JSHS
717-647-2167
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 581 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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