Northumberland, PA Demographics


Population (year 2000): 3,714. Estimated population in July 2005: 3,586 (-3.4% change)
Males: 1,760 (47.4%), Females: 1,954 (52.6%)

Northumberland County

Zip code: 17857

Median resident age: 40.4 years
Median household income: $31,891 (year 2000)
Median house value: $80,900 (year 2000)

Races in Northumberland:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.1%)
  • Black (0.7%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (39.3%), United States (10.9%), English (9.0%), Irish (8.6%), Dutch (8.1%), Polish (5.7%).

Elevation: 586 feet

Land area: 1.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Northumberland

  • High school or higher: 82.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Northumberland borough

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -230 (-5.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Northumberland:

  • SUNBURY COMMUNITY HOSP (about 4 miles; SUNBURY, PA)
  • EVANGELICAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; LEWISBURG, PA)
  • DANVILLE STATE HOSP (about 13 miles; DANVILLE, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Northumberland:

  • WILLIAMSPORT RGNL (about 25 miles; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; ID: IPT)
  • HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 49 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; ID: MDT)
  • LANCASTER (about 65 miles; LANCASTER, PA; ID: LNS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Northumberland:

  • SUNBURY (about 3 miles; SUNBURY, PA; ID: 71N)
  • SUNBURY (about 6 miles; SUNBURY, PA; ID: H11)
  • PENN VALLEY (about 7 miles; SELINSGROVE, PA; ID: SEG)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Northumberland:

  • BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; LEWISBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,534)
  • BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 26 miles; BLOOMSBURG, PA; FT enrollment: 6,880)
  • PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 30 miles; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-HARRISBURG (about 42 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; FT enrollment: 4,653)
  • LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 47 miles; LOCK HAVEN, PA; FT enrollment: 3,738)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN ST HARRISBURG (about 48 miles; MIDDLETOWN, PA; FT enrollment: 2,064)
  • MESSIAH COLLEGE (about 53 miles; GRANTHAM, PA; FT enrollment: 2,761)
Private high schools in Northumberland:

  • SUNBURY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 256; Location: RR 1 BOX 226; Grades: PK – 12)
  • NORTHUMBERLAND CHR SCHOOL (Students: 121; Location: SECOND & QUEEN STREETS; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Northumberland:

  • PRIESTLEY SCH (Students: 380; Grades: KG – 05)
  • RICE MS (Students: 377; Grades: 06 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Northumberland:

  • PRIESTLEY FORSYTH MEM LIBRARY (Operating income: $169,712; Location: 100 KING ST; 25,176 books; 875 audio materials; 1,235 video materials; 117 serial subscriptions)