Bear Rocks, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 1,048.
Males: 521  (49.7%)
Females: 527  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

53.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 15610, 15666.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,184
Bear Rocks:

$44,184
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,885

Bear Rocks CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $101,000
Bear Rocks:

$101,000
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $159,670; detached houses: $163,541; mobile homes: $52,408
March 2019 cost of living index in Bear Rocks: 88.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.4%
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  • Races in Bear Rocks, PA (2010)
    • 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

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Ancestries: American (32.5%), German (30.9%), Irish (12.6%), Italian (8.9%), English (2.4%), Slovene (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2020 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,955 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,396 (1.5%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Bear Rocks, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bear Rocks, PA in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.6%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.8. This is about average.

City:

74.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2015 was 0.273. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.273
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.23
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.429. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.429
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 18.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.00. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.00
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

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.:

0.0098

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 Bear Rocks 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 Bear Rocks 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 Bear Rocks 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Bear Rocks:

Marital status in Bear Rocks, PA
  • Never married: 15.2%
  • Now married: 73.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

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): 33.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Fayette County:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

6.16 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.8%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.0%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.1%
State:

11.5%

3.25% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,533 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.25%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Westmoreland County, PA  0.88% ($36,068 average AGI)
from Washington County, PA  0.38% ($45,384)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.33% ($31,460)


3.77% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,141 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.77%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($174 average AGI)
Fayette County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Westmoreland County, PA  0.97% ($42,431 average AGI)
to Washington County, PA  0.42% ($32,405)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.39% ($56,922)

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 fatal accident list:

Dec 24, 2005 05:29 PM, Sr-1058, Lat: 40.126920, Lon: -79.447740, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 12, 2003 02:00 PM, Sr-31, Lat: 40.142721, Lon: -79.479460, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 17.5mTotal length
  • $1,800,000Total costs
  • 146,317Total average daily traffic
  • 44,527Total average daily truck traffic
  • 98,494Total future (year 2024) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bear Rocks, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bear Rocks, PA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bear Rocks, PA
  • 45.1%Electricity
  • 23.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 13.0%Wood
  • 10.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.0%Other fuel
  • 2.2%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bear Rocks, PA
  • 52.6%Wood
  • 47.4%Electricity


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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly 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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