Bear Rocks, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 1,048.
Males: 520  (49.7%)
Females: 528  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  52.9 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 15610, 15666.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,140
Bear Rocks:

$43,140
PA:

$56,907

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,029

Bear Rocks CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $101,700
Bear Rocks:

$101,700
PA:

$174,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $148,328; Detached houses: $153,365; Mobile homes: $46,628
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  • Races in Bear Rocks, PA (2010)

    Bear Rocks races chart
    • 1,03198.4%White alone
    • 60.6%Two or more races
    • 50.5%Hispanic
    • 30.3%American Indian alone
    • 30.3%Asian alone

Races in Bear Rocks detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bear Rocks: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (31.2%), German (29.0%), Irish (12.0%), Italian (8.4%), English (1.9%), Scottish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2020 feet

Bear Rocks,PA real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Bear Rocks:

  • High school or higher: 96.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bear Rocks CDP:

  • Never married: 16.8%
  • Now married: 70.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,803 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,308 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (35.0 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (228.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Donegal, PA (2.1 miles) , Mount Pleasant borough, PA (2.2 miles ), Clinton, PA (2.3 miles ), Mammoth, PA (2.3 miles ), Norvelt, PA (2.5 miles ), Calumet, PA (2.5 miles ), Calumet-Norvelt, PA (2.6 miles ), Scottdale borough, PA (2.6 miles ).

Latitude: 40.12 N, Longitude: 79.46 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 724

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

6.5%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (28%)
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Information (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Construction (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (27%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Bear Rocks: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Tornado activity:

Bear Rocks-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the Bear Rocks place center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

On 6/3/1980, a category F4 tornado 31.7 miles away from the place center injured 140 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bear Rocks-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 106.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 135.5 miles away from Bear Rocks 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 274.4 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 181.4 miles away from the city 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) earthquake occurred 143.9 miles away from Bear Rocks center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 194.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fayette County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Snowstorms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Bear Rocks:

  • DCI OF MOUNT PLEASANT (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, PA)
  • HARMON HOUSE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, PA)
  • EXCELA HEALTH FRICK HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, PA)
  • FRICK HOSPITAL SNU (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, PA)
  • SCOTTDALE MANOR REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SCOTTDALE, PA)
  • WESTVIEW NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SCOTTDALE, PA)
  • HIGHLANDS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; CONNELLSVILLE, PA)

Amtrak stations near Bear Rocks:

  • 11 miles: CONNELLSVILLE (FRONT & WATER STS.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: GREENSBURG (HARRISON AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 15 miles: LATROBE (329 KCKINLEY AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, full-service food facilities, call for taxi service.

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

  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 10 miles; Youngwood, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,669)
  • Seton Hill University (about 14 miles; Greensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,167)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 23 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)
  • Wyo Tech-Blairsville (about 26 miles; Blairsville, PA; FT enrollment: 2,602)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (about 34 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 14,186)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus (about 35 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 27,137)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 35 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,815)

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Notable locations in Bear Rocks: Southerwood (A), Bullskin Township Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 - 45 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Bear Rocks: Southerwood Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Forest Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Fayette 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 101. This is worse than average.

City:

101
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.0780. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0780
U.S.:

0.2932

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 7.72. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.72
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 3.22. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.22
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 17.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.2
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0400. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0400
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 7.4%
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.1%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.0%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Bear Rocks CDP (based on Fayette County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic24,54429
Mainline Protestant20,117103
Evangelical Protestant13,148109
Other1,4349
Black Protestant9318
Orthodox3446
None76,088-
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: 36
Fayette County:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Fayette County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Fayette County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 89
Here:

6.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.8%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Fayette County:

32.0%
Pennsylvania:

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

16.1%
State:

11.5%

3.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,977 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.02%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($352 average AGI)
Fayette County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Westmoreland County, PA  0.66% ($32,308 average AGI)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.33% ($30,814)
from Washington County, PA  0.32% ($38,151)


3.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,976 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.16%
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  0.74% ($35,695 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.41% ($35,685)
to Washington County, PA  0.37% ($33,149)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bear Rocks:

  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKHB (620 AM; 6 kW; IRWIN, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WYSN (1330 AM; 5 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WASP (1130 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BROWNSVILLE, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCCS (1160 AM; 10 kW; HOMER CITY, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WPNT (1340 AM; 1 kW; CONNELLSVILLE, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCNS (1480 AM; 1 kW; LATROBE, PA; Owner: LONGO MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WWCS (540 AM; 5 kW; CANONSBURG, PA; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAVL (910 AM; 5 kW; APOLLO, PA; Owner: EVANGEL HEIGHTS ASSEMBLY OF GOD)
  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bear Rocks:

  • WLSW (103.9 FM; SCOTTDALE, PA; Owner: L. STANLEY WALL)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WQEJ (89.7 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WQZS (93.3 FM; MEYERSDALE, PA; Owner: ROGER WAHL)
  • WSSZ (107.1 FM; GREENSBURG, PA; Owner: MCL/MCM-INC.)
  • 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)
  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKGO (106.1 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WLIC (97.1 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WUZY (97.7 FM; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN,INC.)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • WZPT (100.7 FM; NEW KENSINGTON, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WRIJ (106.9 FM; MASONTOWN, PA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE INC.)
  • WSHH (99.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: RENDA B/CING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WFRB-FM (105.3 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WLTJ (92.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPNT, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bear Rocks:

  • WTAE-TV (Channel 4; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WTAE HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WPCB-TV (Channel 40; GREENSBURG, PA; Owner: CORNERSTONE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WCWB (Channel 22; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WCWB LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPXI (Channel 11; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPXI-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W65CG (Channel 65; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WNPA (Channel 19; JEANNETTE, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PITTSBURGH INC.)
  • WBGN-LP (Channel 59; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: BRUNO GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPTG-LP (Channel 69; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • WQEX (Channel 16; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WWCP-TV (Channel 8; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: PEAK MEDIA OF PA LICENSEE LLC)
  • W56CG (Channel 56; GREENSBURG, PA; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
  • WQVC-CA (Channel 28; GREENSBURG, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • W26AV (Channel 26; CHARLEROI, PA; Owner: DEBRA GOODWORTH)

Bear Rocks compared to Pennsylvania 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Bear Rocks on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Ukraine (population 500+)"
  • #24 (15666) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Slovak first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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