Tower City, PA Population

Population: 1,396. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,343 (-3.8% change)
Males: 644 (46.1%), Females: 752 (53.9%)

Schuylkill County

Zip code: 17980

Median resident age: 38.6 years
Median household income: $30,037
Median house value: $48,400

Races in Tower City:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.5%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (43.2%), United States (13.8%), Dutch (8.3%), Irish (6.7%), English (5.0%), Polish (4.3%).

Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 0.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Tower City

  • High school or higher: 75.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 6.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tower City borough

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 52.3%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

0.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -112 (-7.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Tower City:

  • SHAMOKIN AREA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; COAL TOWNSHIP, PA)
  • ASHLAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 19 miles; ASHLAND, PA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; LEBANON, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Tower City:

  • HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 32 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; Abbreviation: MDT)
  • LANCASTER (about 38 miles; LANCASTER, PA; Abbreviation: LNS)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 45 miles; READING, PA; Abbreviation: RDG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Tower City:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tower City:

  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN ST HARRISBURG (about 30 miles; MIDDLETOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,064)
  • BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 31 miles; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,880)
  • HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-HARRISBURG (about 31 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,653)
  • BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY (about 36 miles; LEWISBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,534)
  • YORK COLLEGE PENNSYLVANIA (about 40 miles; YORK, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,541)
  • MESSIAH COLLEGE (about 43 miles; GRANTHAM, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,761)
  • MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 43 miles; MILLERSVILLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,384)

Schools

Public high school in Tower City:

  • WILLIAMS VALLEY JSHS (Students: 581; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Tower City:

  • WILLIAMS VALLEY EL SCH (Students: 609; Grades: KG – 06)

Libraries

Library in Tower City:

  • TOWER-PORTER COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $19,640; Location: 230 E GRAND AVE; 10,985 books; 165 audio materials; 728 video materials; 19 serial subscriptions)

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