Birmingham, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2014: 89 (93% urban, 7% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.2%
 
Males: 35  (39.6%)
Females: 54  (60.4%)
Median resident age:  49.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip code: 16686

Estimated median household income in 2016: $77,749 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Birmingham:

$77,749
PA:

$56,907

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $52,483 (it was $17,964 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $87,188 (it was $50,000 in 2000)
Birmingham:

$87,188
PA:

$174,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $87,089; Detached houses: $112,489; Mobile homes: $19,544

Median gross rent in 2016: $605.

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    • 8392.2%White alone
    • 66.7%Hispanic
    • 11.1%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Birmingham: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.8%), Iraqi (13.4%), American (11.9%), Scottish (10.4%), English (9.0%), Irish (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/14/1828

Land area: 0.06 square miles.

Population density: 1,422 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Birmingham:

  • High school or higher: 97.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Birmingham borough:

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 71.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 4.4%

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

Birmingham borough:  1.1% ($525)
Pennsylvania:  1.6% ($1,552)

Birmingham satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (93.9 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (94.7 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (167.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Tyrone borough, PA (1.8 miles ), Northwood, PA (1.8 miles ), Grazierville, PA (1.9 miles ), Tipton, PA (2.3 miles ), Bellwood borough, PA (2.8 miles ), Alexandria borough, PA (2.8 miles ), Petersburg borough, PA (3.0 miles ), Sandy Ridge, PA (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 40.65 N, Longitude: 78.20 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 814

Birmingham household income distribution Birmingham home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.70
Pennsylvania average:

2.39
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -18 (-16.5%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (52%)
  • Public administration (24%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Educational services (61%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Retail trade (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (28%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (24%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (44%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Average climate in Birmingham, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Birmingham-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 44.4 miles away from the Birmingham borough center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/19/1996, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 14.4 miles away from the borough center injured 6 people and caused $200,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Birmingham-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 128.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 168.0 miles away from Birmingham 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 115.6 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 301.8 miles away from the city 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 117.2 miles away from Birmingham 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 162.4 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 Huntingdon County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Birmingham:

  • OMNI HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; TYRONE, PA)
  • EPWORTH MANOR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; TYRONE, PA)
  • MORAN'S HOME, INC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BELLWOOD, PA)
  • VALLEY VIEW HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ALTOONA, PA)
  • WESTMINSTER WOODS AT HUNTINGDO (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HUNTINGDON, PA)
  • US RENAL CARE ALTOONA (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; ALTOONA, PA)
  • UPMC ALTOONA Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; ALTOONA, PA)

Amtrak stations near Birmingham:

  • 3 miles: TYRONE (10TH & LOGAN AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking.
  • 15 miles: ALTOONA (1231 11TH AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: HUNTINGDON (402 ALLEGHENY ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, snack bar.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Birmingham:

  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 14 miles; Altoona, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,656)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (about 21 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 45,483)
  • Pennsylvania State University-World Campus (about 23 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 4,893)
  • Saint Francis University (about 26 miles; Loretto, PA; FT enrollment: 2,636)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 43 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (about 51 miles; Indiana, PA; FT enrollment: 14,471)
  • Lock Haven University (about 52 miles; Lock Haven, PA; FT enrollment: 5,184)

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Huntingdon 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 91.9. This is worse than average.

City:

91.9
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.160. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.160
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 4.71. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.71
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.96. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.96
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 14.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.3
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 6.3%
Average household size:
This borough:  2.1 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  57.1%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  2.4%
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:

10.3
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Birmingham borough (based on Huntingdon County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,47169
Evangelical Protestant6,31052
Catholic2,5724
Other3062
Black Protestant2952
Orthodox202
None28,939-
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: 7
Huntingdon County:

1.54 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Huntingdon County:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

3.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Huntingdon County:

28.8%
Pennsylvania:

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

9.7%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

63.6%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

62.3%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

23.8
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

25.8%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

12.7%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Birmingham:

67.7%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Birmingham:

88.0%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Birmingham, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

3.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,738 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.34%
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 Centre County, PA  0.41% ($48,794 average AGI)
from Blair County, PA  0.33% ($31,800)
from Mifflin County, PA  0.27% ($31,978)


3.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,587 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.86%
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 Blair County, PA  0.56% ($42,670 average AGI)
to Mifflin County, PA  0.38% ($28,794)
to Centre County, PA  0.32% ($40,623)

Strongest AM radio stations in Birmingham:

  • WTRN (1340 AM; 1 kW; TYRONE, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WVAM (1430 AM; 5 kW; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: VITAL LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHUN (1150 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPHB (1260 AM; 5 kW; PHILIPSBURG, PA)
  • WFBG (1290 AM; 5 kW; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WIEZ (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WKMC (1370 AM; 5 kW; ROARING SPRING, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WRSC (1390 AM; 2 kW; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WRTA (1240 AM; 1 kW; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: ALTOONA TRANS-AUDIO CORP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Birmingham:

  • WJHT (107.9 FM; PORT MATILDA, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLAK (103.5 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WMAJ-FM (104.9 FM; HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • W294AE (106.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W267AC (101.3 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WFGY (98.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WKYE-FM1 (95.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WINSTON RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WALY (103.9 FM; BELLWOOD, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WBRX-FM1 (94.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: SHERLOCK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WPRR (100.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: VITAL LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBHV (103.1 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W270AG (101.9 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBUS (93.7 FM; BOALSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WWLY (106.3 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES,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)
  • WUBZ-FM (105.9 FM; PHILIPSBURG, PA; Owner: MOSHANNON VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJSM-FM (92.7 FM; MARTINSBURG, PA; Owner: MARTINSBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBXQ (94.7 FM; CRESSON, PA; Owner: SOUNDS GOOD, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Birmingham:

  • WPSX-TV (Channel 3; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W41CF (Channel 41; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W32AX (Channel 32; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: BENJAMIN PEREZ)
  • WATM-TV (Channel 23; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: PALM TELEVISION, L.P.)
  • WTAJ-TV (Channel 10; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • W57AH (Channel 57; BROCKPORT, PA; Owner: PALM TELEVISION, L.P.)
  • WKBS-TV (Channel 47; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: CORNERSTONE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W13BY (Channel 13; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: GEORGE W. KIMBLE)
  • W63AJ (Channel 63; HUNTINGDON/WILLIAMSB, PA; Owner: PEAK MEDIA OF PA LICENSEE LLC)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (49%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Electricity (9%)

Birmingham compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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