Bear Lake, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2014: 161 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.6%
 
Males: 85  (53.4%)
Females: 76  (46.6%)
Median resident age:  43.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.7 years

Zip code: 16402

Estimated median household income in 2015: $34,295 (it was $28,036 in 2000)
Bear Lake:

$34,295
PA:

$55,702

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $16,207 (it was $10,329 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $66,287 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Bear Lake:

$66,287
PA:

$170,600

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $80,101; Detached houses: $83,621; Mobile homes: $44,167
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    • 14990.9%White alone
    • 137.9%Hispanic
    • 21.2%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bear Lake: 92.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (42.9%), English (11.9%), German (10.7%), Norwegian (8.3%), Polish (6.0%), Scottish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 09/06/1887

Elevation: 1552 feet

Land area: 0.70 square miles.

Population density: 231 people per square mile   (very low).

Bear Lake, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Bear Lake:

  • High school or higher: 73.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bear Lake borough:

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 50.7%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

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

Bear Lake borough:  2.0% ($689)
Pennsylvania:  1.6% ($1,552)

Bear Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Erie, PA (30.5 miles , pop. 103,717).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (71.4 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (266.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Clymer, NY (2.3 miles ), Columbus, PA (2.3 miles ), Harmony, NY (2.4 miles ), Panama, NY (2.4 miles ), Corry, PA (2.9 miles ), Sugar Grove borough, PA (2.9 miles ), North Harmony, NY (3.2 miles ), French Creek, NY (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 41.99 N, Longitude: 79.51 W

Bear Lake household income distribution Bear Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (70%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Retail trade (35%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (26%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (32%)
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Average climate in Bear Lake, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bear Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.5 miles away from the Bear Lake borough center .

On 6/2/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.5 miles away from the borough center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bear Lake-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% 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 57.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 89.5 miles away from Bear Lake 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 66.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 294.3 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 214.1 miles away from Bear Lake center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 338.7 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 Warren County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bear Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bear Lake:

  • CORRY REGIONAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; CORRY, PA)
  • CORRY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CORRY, PA)
  • DAVITA - CORRY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; CORRY, PA)
  • MANOR OAK SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES JAMESTOWN (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; JAMESTOWN, NY)
  • ROUSE WARREN COUNTY HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; YOUNGSVILLE, PA)
  • JAMESTOWN GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 16 miles away; JAMESTOWN, NY)
  • HOSPICE CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY INC (Hospital, about 16 miles away; MAYVILLE, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bear Lake:

  • Jamestown Community College (about 18 miles; Jamestown, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,384)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College (about 27 miles; Erie, PA; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Mercyhurst University (about 30 miles; Erie, PA; FT enrollment: 2,888)
  • Gannon University (about 32 miles; Erie, PA; FT enrollment: 3,760)
  • SUNY at Fredonia (about 33 miles; Fredonia, NY; FT enrollment: 5,523)
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (about 34 miles; Edinboro, PA; FT enrollment: 6,746)
  • Allegheny College (about 41 miles; Meadville, PA; FT enrollment: 2,249)

Private elementary/middle school in Bear Lake:

  • RAILROAD SCHOOL (Students: 21, Location: 2363 LOTTSVILLE NIOBE RD, Grades: 1-8)

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Notable location: Bear Lake Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Warren County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 50.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.3
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 4.62. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.62
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 36.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 10.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.59. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.59
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 20.3%
(19.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.6 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  69.8%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  9.5%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Bear Lake travel time to work - commute Bear Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bear Lake borough (based on Warren County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,25040
Catholic7,3306
Evangelical Protestant3,80634
Other2823
None22,147-
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: 10
Warren County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Warren County:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Warren County:

4.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
Here:

8.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Warren County:

27.6%
Pennsylvania:

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

9.4%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

41.9%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bear Lake:

41.1%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Bear Lake:

29.1
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bear Lake:

14.8%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bear Lake:

23.5%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Bear Lake:

54.2%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Bear Lake:

81.7%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bear Lake, 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

Bear Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,000 ($18.63)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($12.42)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $11,000 ($68.32)
    General Public Building: $3,000 ($18.63)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($6.21)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($6.21)

Bear Lake government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($6.21)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($6.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($24.84)
    All Other: $1,000 ($6.21)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $7,000 ($43.48)
    Property: $4,000 ($24.84)
    NEC: $1,000 ($6.21)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $37,000 ($229.81)

3.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,142 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.29%
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 Erie County, PA  0.53% ($30,299 average AGI)
from Chautauqua County, NY  0.30% ($32,163)
from McKean County, PA  0.21% ($29,400)


3.83% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,637 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.83%
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 Erie County, PA  0.59% ($24,374 average AGI)
to Chautauqua County, NY  0.35% ($32,915)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.23% ($27,128)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bear Lake:

  • WWCB (1370 AM; 1 kW; CORRY, PA; Owner: CORRY COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNAE (1310 AM; 5 kW; WARREN, PA; Owner: KINZUA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFNN (1330 AM; 5 kW; ERIE, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRIE (1260 AM; 5 kW; ERIE, PA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ERIE, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJTN (1240 AM; 1 kW; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: MEDIA ONE GROUP, LLC)
  • WKSN (1340 AM; 1 kW; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, L.L.C.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bear Lake:

  • WKZA (106.9 FM; LAKEWOOD, NY; Owner: CROSS COUNTRY COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WWSE (93.3 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: MEDIA ONE GROUP, LLC)
  • WUBJ (88.1 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WNJA (89.7 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING ASSOC)
  • WRKT (100.9 FM; NORTH EAST, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • W205BA (88.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQFX-FM (103.1 FM; RUSSELL, PA; Owner: SOUTHBRIDGE RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WCOT (90.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBKX (96.5 FM; FREDONIA, NY; Owner: CHADWICK BAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCTL (106.3 FM; UNION CITY, PA; Owner: INSPIRATION TIME, INC.)
  • WRTS (103.7 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMHU (101.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, L.L.C.)
  • WMCE (88.5 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: MERCYHURST COLLEGE)
  • WXKC (99.9 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ERIE, INC.)
  • WRRN (92.3 FM; WARREN, PA; Owner: KINZUA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFGO (94.7 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WQHZ (102.3 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ERIE, INC.)
  • WKNB (104.3 FM; CLARENDON, PA; Owner: KINZUA BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WQLN-FM (91.3 FM; ERIE, PA; Owner: PUBLIC B/C OF NW PENN. INC.)
  • WXXO (104.5 FM; CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Bear Lake:

  • W46BA (Channel 46; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING.ASSN.)
  • WICU-TV (Channel 12; ERIE, PA; Owner: SJL OF PENNSYLVANIA, INC.)
  • WNYB (Channel 26; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJET-TV (Channel 24; ERIE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF ERIE, L.L.C.)
  • WSEE-TV (Channel 35; ERIE, PA; Owner: INITIAL BROADCASTING OF PENNSYLVANIA LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WQLN (Channel 54; ERIE, PA; Owner: PUBLIC B/C OF NW PENN. INC.)
  • WFXP (Channel 66; ERIE, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W62AD (Channel 62; CLYMER, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/CING.ASSN.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bear Lake)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: N3LXG, Previous Call Sign: KB2MDQ, Licensee ID: L00240246, Grant Date: 03/21/2012, Expiration Date: 03/21/2022, Registrant: Ralph N Miller, 7184 Route 958, Bear Lake, PA 16402
  • Call Sign: KB3LST, Licensee ID: L00942165, Grant Date: 11/18/2004, Expiration Date: 11/18/2014, Certifier: Adam D Spelling, Registrant: Adam D Spelling, Rd 1 - Box 108, Bear Lake, PA 16402
  • Call Sign: KB3QHJ, Licensee ID: L01363226, Grant Date: 01/28/2008, Expiration Date: 01/28/2018, Certifier: Marjorie A Miller, Registrant: Marjorie A Miller, 7150 Route 958, Bear Lake, PA 16402
  • Call Sign: KB3QHL, Licensee ID: L01363228, Grant Date: 01/28/2008, Expiration Date: 01/28/2018, Certifier: Suzanne E Miller, Registrant: Suzanne E Miller, 7150 Route 958, Bear Lake, PA 16402
  • Call Sign: KB3QHM, Licensee ID: L01363229, Grant Date: 01/28/2008, Expiration Date: 01/28/2018, Certifier: Miranda E Miller, Registrant: Miranda E Miller, 7150 Rt 958, Bear Lake, PA 16402
  • Call Sign: KB3QHN, Licensee ID: L01363230, Grant Date: 01/28/2008, Expiration Date: 01/28/2018, Certifier: Bradley R Miller, Registrant: Bradley R Miller, 7150 Route 958, Bear Lake, PA 16402
  • Call Sign: KB3ZRR, Licensee ID: L01754493, Grant Date: 12/20/2012, Expiration Date: 12/20/2022, Certifier: Taylor Y Wilson, Registrant: Taylor Y Wilson, 2990 Rt 958, Bear Lake, PA 16402

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bear Lake and their reported violations in the past:

NEW BEGINNINGS FAMILY RESTAURA (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
RUSTIC LOG CABIN (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bear Lake, PA

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (49%)
  • Wood (27%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Utility gas (10%)

Bear Lake compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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