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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Sunbury is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 9,581. Sunbury is in Northumberland County. Living in Sunbury offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Sunbury and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$78,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$633
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Sunbury Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    855.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    10.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    84.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    169
    500.1
  • Theft
    707.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    42.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    52%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Sunbury

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,965
National
$55,322
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Sunbury Reviews

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The city is lacking in culture and safety. There is a lot of low-income housing within the city limits, and many small businesses that are struggling. For families with children, there are not many family friendly locations for recreation.
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It’s a good place with wonderful people and really interesting small businesses! There is also a fair amount of crime and violence
Sunbury is where I was born and raised so happy to be part of this great town and community. Also, Sunbury gives such great places for families to be and have fun.