Atwood, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2014: 106 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.4%
 
Males: 47  (44.6%)
Females: 59  (55.4%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 15732, 16249.

Atwood Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2016: $78,775 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Atwood:

$78,775
PA:

$56,907

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $26,460 (it was $12,026 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $75,343 (it was $46,000 in 2000)
Atwood:

$75,343
PA:

$174,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $176,300; Detached houses: $178,123

Median gross rent in 2016: $722.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Atwood: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (34.8%), Irish (13.0%), Polish (4.3%), Scottish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1884

Elevation: 1230 feet

Land area: 2.10 square miles.

Population density: 51 people per square mile   (very low).

Atwood, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Atwood:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Atwood borough:

  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 17.8%

3 residents are foreign born

This borough:

3.3%
Pennsylvania:

6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Atwood borough:  2.1% ($967)
Pennsylvania:  1.6% ($1,552)

Atwood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (43.1 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (223.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Rural Valley borough, PA (2.1 miles ), Plumville borough, PA (2.3 miles ), Elderton borough, PA (2.4 miles ), Creekside borough, PA (2.5 miles ), Shelocta, PA (2.6 miles) , Ernest borough, PA (2.7 miles ), Dayton borough, PA (3.0 miles ), Smicksburg, PA (3.1 miles) .

Latitude: 40.75 N, Longitude: 79.26 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 724

Atwood household income distribution Atwood home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.4%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-8.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (29%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (32%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Transportation occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (38%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (29%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Atwood, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Atwood, Pennsylvania average temperatures Atwood, Pennsylvania average precipitation Atwood, Pennsylvania humidity Atwood, Pennsylvania wind speed Atwood, Pennsylvania snowfall Atwood, Pennsylvania sunshine Atwood, Pennsylvania clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Atwood-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 23% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.0 miles away from the Atwood borough center injured 140 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 tornado 43.0 miles away from the borough center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Atwood-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 78.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 115.0 miles away from Atwood center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 172.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 305.5 miles away from Atwood center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 335.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Armstrong County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Atwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Atwood:

  • SCENERY HILL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; INDIANA, PA)
  • HERITAGE VISITING NURSE'S AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; INDIANA, PA)
  • INDIAN HAVEN/INDIANA CTY HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; INDIANA, PA)
  • COMMUNITIES AT INDIAN HAVEN, (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; INDIANA, PA)
  • INDIANA PRESBYTERIAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; INDIANA, PA)
  • JULIA POUND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; INDIANA, PA)
  • DCI OF INDIANA (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; INDIANA, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Atwood:

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (about 11 miles; Indiana, PA; Full-time enrollment: 14,471)
  • Wyo Tech-Blairsville (about 22 miles; Blairsville, PA; FT enrollment: 2,602)
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (about 33 miles; Clarion, PA; FT enrollment: 5,771)
  • Seton Hill University (about 35 miles; Greensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,167)
  • Butler County Community College (about 35 miles; Butler, PA; FT enrollment: 2,518)
  • Saint Francis University (about 38 miles; Loretto, PA; FT enrollment: 2,636)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 39 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)

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Armstrong County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 102. This is worse than average.

City:

102
U.S.:

75

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 5.69. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.69
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.79. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.79
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 6.4%
(4.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.4 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  72.7%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  9.1%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.3
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Atwood travel time to work - commute Atwood mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Atwood borough (based on Armstrong County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant17,88678
Catholic11,96111
Evangelical Protestant6,90963
Orthodox--
Other-2
None32,185-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
Armstrong County:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Armstrong County:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Armstrong County:

3.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

5.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Armstrong County:

29.7%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.8%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

40.2%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.2%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Atwood:

29.0
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

14.1%
State:

21.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Atwood:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Atwood:

23.2%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Atwood:

55.9%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Atwood:

82.6%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Atwood, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

Atwood government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $15,000 ($141.51)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($18.87)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($9.43)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($9.43)

Atwood government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($56.60)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($9.43)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($9.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($84.91)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $3,000 ($28.30)
    Property: $2,000 ($18.87)
    NEC: $1,000 ($9.43)

Atwood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $47,000 ($443.40)

3.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,510 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.58%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Westmoreland County, PA  0.77% ($31,208 average AGI)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.63% ($30,734)
from Butler County, PA  0.44% ($34,322)


4.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,295 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.07%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Westmoreland County, PA  0.83% ($31,030 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.78% ($35,977)
to Butler County, PA  0.51% ($36,007)

Strongest AM radio stations in Atwood:

  • WCCS (1160 AM; 10 kW; HOMER CITY, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAVL (910 AM; 5 kW; APOLLO, PA; Owner: EVANGEL HEIGHTS ASSEMBLY OF GOD)
  • WECZ (1540 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA)
  • WDAD (1450 AM; 1 kW; INDIANA, PA; Owner: RMS MEDIA MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WKHB (620 AM; 6 kW; IRWIN, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WPIT (730 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WTYM (1380 AM; 1 kW; KITTANNING, PA; Owner: VERNAL ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBGG (970 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Atwood:

  • WQMU (92.5 FM; INDIANA, PA; Owner: RMS MEDIA MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WQEJ (89.7 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WFRJ (88.9 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKYE (95.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WQKK (92.1 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WZPT (100.7 FM; NEW KENSINGTON, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLCY (106.3 FM; BLAIRSVILLE, PA; Owner: LONGO MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WYTR (103.3 FM; BROOKVILLE, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WPCL (97.3 FM; NORTHERN CAMBRIA, PA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE INCORPORATED)
  • WMAJ-FM (104.9 FM; HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • W294AE (106.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WPRR (100.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: VITAL LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFGY (98.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WOWQ (102.1 FM; DU BOIS, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WBRX (94.3 FM; PATTON, PA; Owner: SHERLOCK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WPXZ-FM (104.1 FM; PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WHPA (93.5 FM; BARNESBORO, PA; Owner: VERNAL ENTERPRISES INC.)
  • WMKX (105.5 FM; BROOKVILLE, PA; Owner: STRATTAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Atwood:

  • WLLS-LP (Channel 49; INDIANA, PA; Owner: LARRY L. SCHRECONGOST)
  • W25AX (Channel 25; KITTANNING, PA; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
  • W60BL (Channel 60; BUTLER, PA; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
  • WCWB (Channel 22; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WCWB LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTAE-TV (Channel 4; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WTAE HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WPCB-TV (Channel 40; GREENSBURG, PA; Owner: CORNERSTONE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WBOA-LP (Channel 64; KITTANNING, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$96,7601$101,1301$27,910
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$129,9600$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9807.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Wood (15%)

Atwood compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
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