Orwigsburg, PA Population

Population: 3,106. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,995 (-3.6% change)
Males: 1,399 (45.0%), Females: 1,707 (55.0%)

Schuylkill County

Zip code: 17961

Median resident age: 42.2 years
Median household income: $42,400
Median house value: $93,900

Races in Orwigsburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.4%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
  • Hispanic (0.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (40.5%), Irish (13.0%), English (9.9%), Italian (8.3%), Polish (5.8%), Welsh (5.6%).

Elevation: 620 feet

Land area: 2.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Orwigsburg

  • High school or higher: 83.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 25.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Orwigsburg borough

  • Never married: 15.7%
  • Now married: 66.4%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

0.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +239 (+8.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Orwigsburg:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 8 miles; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • POTTSVILLE HOSPITAL-WARNE CLINIC (about 8 miles; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • ST LUKE’S MINERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; COALDALE, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Orwigsburg:

  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 23 miles; READING, PA; Abbreviation: RDG)
  • LANCASTER (about 40 miles; LANCASTER, PA; Abbreviation: LNS)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (about 47 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: ABE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Orwigsburg:

  • GRIMES (about 16 miles; BETHEL, PA; Abbreviation: 8N1)
  • SCHUYLKILL COUNTY /JOE ZERBEY/ (about 19 miles; POTTSVILLE, PA; Abbreviation: ZER)
  • HAZLETON MUNI (about 24 miles; HAZLETON, PA; Abbreviation: HZL)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Orwigsburg:

  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE BERKS (about 24 miles; READING, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,003)
  • KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 25 miles; KUTZTOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 7,101)
  • LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,145)
  • BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 34 miles; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,880)
  • LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 38 miles; NANTICOKE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,582)
  • MUHLENBERG COLLEGE (about 41 miles; Allentown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,334)
  • WILKES UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,438)
Public primary/middle schools in Orwigsburg:

  • BLUE MOUNTAIN MS (Students: 693; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BLUE MOUNTAIN EAST EL SCH (Students: 675; Grades: KG – 05)

Libraries

Library in Orwigsburg:

  • ORWIGSBURG AREA FR PUB LIBRARY (Operating income: $87,545; Location: 214 E. INDEPENDENCE ST; 11,977 books; 917 audio materials; 441 video materials; 57 serial subscriptions)

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