Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 6,308 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.4%
 
Males: 3,077  (48.8%)
Females: 3,231  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

42.5 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 16823.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,337 (it was $33,216 in 2000)
Bellefonte:

$51,337
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,477 (it was $18,659 in 2000)

Bellefonte borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $210,429 (it was $99,100 in 2000)
Bellefonte:

$210,429
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $268,661; detached houses: $288,779; townhouses or other attached units: $249,304; in 2-unit structures: $130,508; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $54,763; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $213,167; mobile homes: $31,421

Median gross rent in 2017: $775.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bellefonte: 99.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.2%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 73.9% for Black residents, 41.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bellefonte, PA (2017)
    • 5,92894.1%White alone
    • 1482.4%Black alone
    • 530.8%Hispanic
    • 370.6%American Indian alone
    • 170.3%Asian alone
    • 180.3%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 361 registered sex offenders living in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bellefonte is 17 to 1.


Crime rates in Bellefonte by year

Type

2006

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.8)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(16.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.1)
1
(16.1)
1
(16.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(32.4)
2
(32.7)
5
(80.9)
9
(145.0)
2
(32.2)
2
(32.1)
1
(15.8)
1
(15.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
12
(194.6)
20
(324.4)
3
(49.0)
7
(113.3)
16
(257.8)
13
(209.3)
5
(80.2)
5
(79.1)
3
(47.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
135
(2,189)
47
(762.2)
67
(1,094)
68
(1,101)
88
(1,418)
95
(1,530)
38
(609.6)
52
(822.7)
26
(411.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(16.2)
2
(32.4)
1
(16.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.8)
1
(15.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)115.562.368.168.1121.587.141.273.224.2

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Crime rate in Bellefonte detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 13 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: German (31.3%), American (16.4%), Italian (6.8%), Irish (6.1%), Polish (5.1%), English (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/1806

Elevation: 809 feet

Land area: 1.82 square miles.

Population density: 3,462 people per square mile   (average).

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215 residents are foreign born (1.5% Africa, 0.5% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

This borough:

3.3%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,759 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,973 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lancaster, PA (98.2 miles , pop. 56,348).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (120.1 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (152.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Milesburg borough, PA (1.4 miles ),
Pleasant Gap, PA (1.9 miles ),
Zion, PA (2.2 miles ),
Unionville borough, PA (2.3 miles ),
Mount Eagle, PA (2.4 miles),
Houserville, PA (2.6 miles ),
Mingoville, PA (2.6 miles ),
Centre Hall borough, PA (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 40.91 N, Longitude: 77.77 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -176 (-2.7%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 589 (17.5%)

Area code: 814

Distribution of median household income in Bellefonte, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bellefonte, PA in 2017

Property values in Bellefonte, PA

Bellefonte satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.7%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Historical population in Bellefonte, PA
Historical housing units in Bellefonte, PA

Population change in the 1990s: +28 (+0.4%).
Most common industries in Bellefonte, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (16.1%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.0%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (15.8%)
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.9%)
  • Health care (4.5%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.1%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Bellefonte, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.8%)
  • Construction laborers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Cashiers (6.4%)
  • Art and design workers (5.2%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)

Average climate in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.7. This is about average.

City:

74.7
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.31. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.31
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.105. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.105
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.74
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Bellefonte-area historical tornado activity is below Pennsylvania state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.8 miles away from the Bellefonte borough center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/29/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.9 miles away from the borough center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bellefonte-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 142.1 miles away from Bellefonte 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 99.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 182.3 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 273.6 miles away from Bellefonte center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 101.3 miles away from Bellefonte 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 172.3 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 Centre County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bellefonte topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Bellefonte:

  • CENTRE CREST HOME (502 EAST HOWARD STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Bellefonte:

  • HEALTHSOUTH CTR FOR RECOVERY/NITTANY V (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; PLEASANT GAP, PA)
  • CENTRE HOMECARE INC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; STATE COLLEGE, PA)
  • BAYADA PEDIATRICS (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; STATE COLLEGE, PA)
  • MOUNT NITTANY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; STATE COLLEGE, PA)
  • FAIRWAYS AT BROOKLINE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; STATE COLLEGE, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE STATE COLLEGE (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; STATE COLLEGE, PA)
  • BROOKLINE HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; STATE COLLEGE, PA)

Airports located in Bellefonte:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bellefonte:

  • Pennsylvania State University-World Campus (about 7 miles; University Park, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,893)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (about 10 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 45,483)
  • Lock Haven University (about 23 miles; Lock Haven, PA; FT enrollment: 5,184)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 43 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,656)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (about 45 miles; Williamsport, PA; FT enrollment: 5,291)
  • Bucknell University (about 47 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,418)
  • Susquehanna University (about 48 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,495)

Public high school in Bellefonte:

Private high school in Bellefonte:

  • CENTRE COUNTY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 37, Location: 100 HERTZLER DR, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bellefonte:

Private elementary/middle school in Bellefonte:

  • SUNSET VIEW SCHOOL (Students: 27, Location: 894 HUBLER RIDGE RD, Grades: 1-8)
See full list of schools located in Bellefonte

Library in Bellefonte:

  • CENTRE CO LIB & HIST MUSEUM (Operating income: $1,114,295; Location: 203 NORTH ALLEGHENY ST; 121,560 books; 6,428 audio materials; 9,789 video materials; 82 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 153 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bellefonte: Logan Fire Company 1 (A), Undine Fire Company 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Union Cemetery (1), Saint Johns Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Logan Branch (A), Buffalo Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Bellefonte Museum (133 North Allegheny Street).

Hotel: Bush House Hotel & Restaurant (315 West High Street).

Courts: Centre County Government - Adult Services (Wilwbnk Building), Court Administrator (Courthouse), District Court 49-3-02 (Willowbank Building).

Birthplace of: James W. Cannon - Mathematician, John Montgomery Ward - Major League Baseball player, Gregg Troy - College swimming coach, Jonathan Frakes - Actor, Thomas M. Reynolds - Politician, Andrew Gregg Curtin - Politician, Bill Cahir - Newspaper correspondent for Newhouse Newspapers, Eric Milton - Baseball player, Glenn Thompson (politician) - Politician, Jake Corman - Politician.

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

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

BELLEFONTE BOROUGH WATER AUTH (Population served: 9,998, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In FEB-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JAN-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2011)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 55 regular monitoring violations
  • 7 other older monitoring violations
FORT BELLEFONTE RESORT D (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between JUN-06-2011 and JUL-06-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-24-2011), St Site Visit (enforcement) (AUG-24-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-24-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bellefonte that have no violations reported:

  • SCOTTS ROASTING (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This borough:

2.1 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

52.7%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

9.0%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Bellefonte in 2010:

  • 223 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Bellefonte in 2000:

  • 237 people in nursing homes
  • 72 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with most branches in Bellefonte (2011 data):

  • First National Bank of Pennsylvania: Allegheyny St Branch, Milesburg Branch, Zion Road Branch. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $9,581.0 mil, Deposits: $7,462.2 mil, headquarters in Greenville, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 291 total offices, Holding Company: F.N.b. Corporation
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Bishop Street Branch at 915 East Bishop Street, branch established on 1975/05/19. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • National Penn Bank: Bellefonte Branch at 125 N Allegheny St, branch established on 2005/01/10. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $8,395.9 mil, Deposits: $5,879.6 mil, headquarters in Boyertown, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 131 total offices, Holding Company: National Penn Bancshares, Inc.
  • Northwest Savings Bank: Bellefonte Branch at 1127 Zion Road, branch established on 2011/10/24. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $7,975.9 mil, Deposits: $5,985.6 mil, headquarters in Warren, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 172 total offices
  • Fulton Bank, National Association: Bellefonte Branch at 122 Eagle Point Lane, branch established on 2009/03/23. Info updated 2010/12/30: Bank assets: $9,041.7 mil, Deposits: $6,700.3 mil, headquarters in Lancaster, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 122 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania: Bellefonte Branch at 835 East Bishop Street, branch established on 1976/01/09. Info updated 2010/09/24: Bank assets: $32,316.9 mil, Deposits: $25,297.1 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, positive income, 396 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Jersey Shore State Bank: Zion Branch at 100 Cobblestone Road, branch established on 1999/05/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $753.3 mil, Deposits: $583.6 mil, headquarters in Jersey Shore, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc.
  • The Kishacoquillas Valley National Bank of Belleville: Bellefonte Branch at 205 Park Place, Suite #6, branch established on 2008/12/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $557.9 mil, Deposits: $455.7 mil, headquarters in Belleville, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Kish Bancorp, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Bellefonte-Bishop Branch at 801 Bishop Street, branch established on 1989/06/30. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The

For population 15 years and over in Bellefonte:

Marital status in Bellefonte, PA
  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

For population 25 years and over in Bellefonte:

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bellefonte
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bellefonte, PA (based on Centre County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant23,99792
Catholic19,2038
Evangelical Protestant11,66478
Other2,51011
Orthodox2292
Black Protestant1711
None96,216-
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: 20
This county:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Centre County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 40
Centre County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

6.19 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

7.0%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.1%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Centre County:

10.6%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bellefonte:

51.0%
State:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bellefonte:

47.1%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Bellefonte:

28.1
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bellefonte:

17.2%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

5.9%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bellefonte:

6.8
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

27.9%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Bellefonte:

59.4%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.1%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bellefonte, 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
Sewerage 11$62,074$67,7170$0
Police Protection - Officers 10$51,053$61,2640$0
Water Supply 8$33,715$50,5730$0
Financial Administration 6$18,989$37,9780$0
Streets and Highways 5$19,778$47,4670$0
Solid Waste Management 4$14,878$44,6340$0
Other Government Administration 3$12,560$50,2400$0
Police - Other 2$5,524$33,1447$3,339
Parks and Recreation 0$0 3$3,303
Totals for Government 49$218,571$53,52810$6,642

Bellefonte government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $207,000 ($32.82)
    Water Utilities: $117,000 ($18.55)
    Regular Highways: $107,000 ($16.96)
    Natural Resources - Other: $70,000 ($11.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($2.54)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $2,256,000 ($357.64)
    General - Other: $882,000 ($139.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $847,000 ($134.27)
    Police Protection: $795,000 ($126.03)
    Water Utilities: $766,000 ($121.43)
    Regular Highways: $667,000 ($105.74)
    Central Staff Services: $391,000 ($61.98)
    Housing and Community Development: $332,000 ($52.63)
    Local Fire Protection: $244,000 ($38.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $98,000 ($15.54)
    Financial Administration: $75,000 ($11.89)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $45,000 ($7.13)
    Libraries: $27,000 ($4.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000 ($3.65)
    Transit Utilities: $18,000 ($2.85)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($1.11)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000 ($0.48)
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000 ($0.48)
  • Employee Retirement - Other Investments - Other: $2,521,000 ($399.65)
    Benefit Payments: $218,000 ($34.56)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $116,000 ($18.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $183,000 ($29.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $185,000 ($29.33)
    Regular Highways: $58,000 ($9.19)
    Sewerage: $43,000 ($6.82)
    Police Protection: $31,000 ($4.91)
    Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($2.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($0.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($0.63)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,525,000 ($400.29)

Bellefonte government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,115,000 ($335.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $969,000 ($153.61)
    Parking Facilities: $159,000 ($25.21)
    Other: $91,000 ($14.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.32)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $50,000 ($7.93)
    Local Employee Contribution: $25,000 ($3.96)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-18,000 ($-2.85)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.16)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,931,000 ($306.12)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $101,000 ($16.01)
    Donations From Private Sources: $94,000 ($14.90)
    Fines and Forfeits: $84,000 ($13.32)
    Interest Earnings: $41,000 ($6.50)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,587,000 ($251.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $601,000 ($95.28)
    Highways: $125,000 ($19.82)
    General Local Government Support: $5,000 ($0.79)
  • Tax - Property: $961,000 ($152.35)
    Individual Income: $573,000 ($90.84)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $129,000 ($20.45)
    Public Utility License: $103,000 ($16.33)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $95,000 ($15.06)

Bellefonte government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,105,000 ($1601.93)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,655,000 ($1213.54)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,132,000 ($813.57)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,682,000 ($425.17)

Bellefonte government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $331,000 ($52.47)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,426,000 ($701.65)

5.72% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,856 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($359 average AGI)
Centre County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clearfield County, PA  0.37% ($37,809 average AGI)
from Clinton County, PA  0.24% ($59,300)
from Blair County, PA  0.21% ($44,647)


6.64% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,471 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.64%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($616 average AGI)
Centre County:

0.11%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Clearfield County, PA  0.33% ($35,067 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.26% ($45,447)
to Clinton County, PA  0.21% ($38,210)
Businesses in Bellefonte, PA
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets3
CVS1New Balance3
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Econo Lodge1Subway1
FedEx1True Value2
Ford1U-Haul1
GNC1UPS1
H&R Block1YMCA2
Lane Furniture1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bellefonte:

  • WBLF (970 AM; 1 kW; BELLEFONTE, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WIEZ (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WRSC (1390 AM; 2 kW; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMAJ (1450 AM; 1 kW; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPHB (1260 AM; 5 kW; PHILIPSBURG, PA)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WHUN (1150 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bellefonte:

  • WOWY (98.7 FM; PLEASANT GAP, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBHV (103.1 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTLR (89.9 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: CENTRAL PENNSYLIA CHRISTIAN INST)
  • WZWW (95.3 FM; BELLEFONTE, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WBUS (93.7 FM; BOALSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPSU-FM (91.5 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGMR (101.1 FM; TYRONE, PA; Owner: CARY H. SIMPSON DBA ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WLTS (94.5 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WJHT (107.9 FM; PORT MATILDA, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W270AG (101.9 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WUBZ-FM (105.9 FM; PHILIPSBURG, PA; Owner: MOSHANNON VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQJU (107.1 FM; MIFFLINTOWN, PA; Owner: CENTRAL PA CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WJRC (90.9 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: SALT AND LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WQWK (97.1 FM; UNIVERSITY PARK, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WQBR (99.9 FM; AVIS, PA; Owner: MAXIMUM IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLAK (103.5 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WCHX (105.5 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: MIFFLIN COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVNW (96.7 FM; BURNHAM, PA; Owner: WVNW, INC.)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Bellefonte:

  • W59AI (Channel 59; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: PEAK MEDIA OF PA LICENSEE LLC)
  • WPSX-TV (Channel 3; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHVL-LP (Channel 29; STATE COLLEGE, ETC., PA; Owner: CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W13BY (Channel 13; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: GEORGE W. KIMBLE)
  • W36BE (Channel 36; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W39BE (Channel 39; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
Bellefonte fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Bellefonte fatal accident list:

Mar 7, 2009 06:55 PM, Sr-2002, Lat: 40.914331, Lon: -77.756556, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 23, 2003 06:48 AM, Sr-3006, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 27, 2002 09:32 PM, Potter St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 2, 1990 03:05 PM, West Pike, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 11, 1979 05:00 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 25, 1978 07:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 144ft / 43.6mTotal length
  • $3,492,000Total costs
  • 125,351Total average daily traffic
  • 23,256Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Bellefonte, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 81990-1999
  • 62000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bellefonte, PA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bellefonte)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 205 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bellefonte, PA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 99 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bellefonte)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Bellefonte)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED33$168,48561$140,049116$135,81926$60,0385$724,80012$59,6672$71,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$216,0002$165,00015$119,9331$28,0000$02$119,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$181,0005$101,60034$116,1477$45,7140$01$110,0004$59,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$09$102,11139$148,1792$12,0000$03$77,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$126,0007$127,0000$00$02$80,5000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0111.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$129,3335$156,8000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$179,5003$243,0001$214,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$130,0001$292,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$128,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0111.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bellefonte, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bellefonte, PA - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 36. The highest number of fires - 91 took place in 2006, and the least - 11 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Bellefonte, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (58.8%), and Outside Fires (20.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bellefonte, PA
    • 32058.8%Structure Fires
    • 11220.6%Outside Fires
    • 7614.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 366.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bellefonte, PA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bellefonte, PA
  • 48.3%Utility gas
  • 32.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.2%Electricity
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.6%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bellefonte, PA
  • 41.2%Electricity
  • 28.0%Utility gas
  • 21.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Other fuel
  • 1.4%No fuel used


Bellefonte compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

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  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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