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Population in 2010: 740. Population change since 2000: +19.2%
Males: 371  (50.2%)
Females: 369  (49.8%)

Median resident age:  40.1 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 16826, 16841.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,499 (it was $31,042 in 2000)
Blanchard:

$34,499
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,737

Blanchard CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $95,880 (it was $67,400 in 2000)
Blanchard:

$95,880
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $118,659; Detached houses: $153,481; Mobile homes: $22,231

Median gross rent in 2012: $410.

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Blanchard races chart
  • White alone - 722 (97.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.7%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Blanchard: 98.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (31.9%), Irish (18.0%), Italian (7.2%), English (5.4%), Dutch (5.2%), Scottish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 620 feet

Land area: 1.20 square miles.

Population density: 617 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Blanchard:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blanchard CDP:

  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 64.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.4%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

2 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.3%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $980 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $969 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lancaster, PA (98.3 miles , pop. 56,348).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (131.6 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (148.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Beech Creek borough, PA (1.1 miles ), Howard borough, PA (2.1 miles ), Lamar, PA (2.2 miles ), Nittany, PA (2.3 miles ), Monument, PA (2.5 miles) , Mill Hall borough, PA (2.6 miles ), Hublersburg, PA (2.7 miles) , Mount Eagle, PA (2.8 miles) .

Latitude: 41.06 N, Longitude: 77.60 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Blanchard household income distribution Blanchard home values distribution

Property values in Blanchard, PA

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.5%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Blanchard-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 17% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.3 miles away from the Blanchard place 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 19.8 miles away from the place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blanchard-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 96.5 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 97.9 miles away from Blanchard center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 19.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 89.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.1 miles away from Blanchard center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Centre County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Blanchard:

  • WINDY HILL VILLAGE OF PRESBYTERIAN HOMES (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; PHILIPSBURG, PA)
  • SUSQUE VIEW HOME, INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LOCK HAVEN, PA)
  • LOCK HAVEN HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 9 miles away; LOCK HAVEN, PA)

Political contributions by individuals in Blanchard, PA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blanchard:

  • Lock Haven University (about 10 miles; Lock Haven, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,769)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (about 23 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 43,065)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (about 33 miles; Williamsport, PA; FT enrollment: 5,469)
  • Bucknell University (about 39 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,667)
  • Susquehanna University (about 43 miles; Selinsgrove, PA; FT enrollment: 2,187)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 56 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,924)
  • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (about 59 miles; Mansfield, PA; FT enrollment: 2,919)

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Church in Blanchard: Liberty Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Marsh Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.6. This is about average.
City:

31.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.47. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.47
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.32
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.60. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

5.60
U.S.:

9.39


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.2%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.4%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.8%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Blanchard, PA


7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Blanchard compared to Pennsylvania state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Blanchard travel time to work - commute


Blanchard mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (63%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Blanchard CDP (based on Centre County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.80%
Here42.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents36.6%19.6%11.5%4.7%4.3%
Congregations4.5%28.1%10.7%9.6%5.1%
NameAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian and Missionary AllianceEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.7%2.6%1.9%1.9%14.2%
Congregations1.7%2.2%3.9%1.7%32.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 20
Centre County:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

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
Here:

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:
Centre County:

7.0%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Centre County:

27.1%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.6%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

7.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,815 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.93%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

1.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($823 average AGI)
Centre County:

1.08%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Clearfield County, PA  0.38% ($30,517 average AGI)
from Clinton County, PA  0.29% ($32,896)
from Blair County, PA  0.28% ($36,287)


7.69% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,689 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.69%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.19% of residents moved to foreign countries ($688 average AGI)
Centre County:

0.19%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Clearfield County, PA  0.32% ($26,831 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.27% ($33,780)
to Clinton County, PA  0.24% ($27,667)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blanchard:

  • WBPZ (1230 AM; 1 kW; LOCK HAVEN, PA; Owner: LIPEZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIEZ (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WBLF (970 AM; 1 kW; BELLEFONTE, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPHB (1260 AM; 5 kW; PHILIPSBURG, PA)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blanchard:

  • WQBR (99.9 FM; AVIS, PA; Owner: MAXIMUM IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBHV (103.1 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBUS (93.7 FM; BOALSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WOWY (98.7 FM; PLEASANT GAP, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPSU-FM (91.5 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WSNU (92.1 FM; LOCK HAVEN, PA; Owner: LIPEZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGMR (101.1 FM; TYRONE, PA; Owner: CARY H. SIMPSON DBA ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WJSA-FM (96.3 FM; JERSEY SHORE, PA; Owner: CONVENANT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZYY (106.9 FM; RENOVO, PA; Owner: WESTVIEW COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WTLR (89.9 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: CENTRAL PENNSYLIA CHRISTIAN INST)
  • WZWW (95.3 FM; BELLEFONTE, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)
  • WJHT (107.9 FM; PORT MATILDA, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WRVH (107.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WUBZ-FM (105.9 FM; PHILIPSBURG, PA; Owner: MOSHANNON VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZXR (99.3 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBZD-FM (93.3 FM; MUNCY, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WCXR (103.7 FM; LEWISBURG, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Blanchard:

  • WILF (Channel 53; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: PEGASUS BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, L.P.)
  • W59AI (Channel 59; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: PEAK MEDIA OF PA LICENSEE LLC)


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB3PVL, Licensee ID: L01331737
    Grant Date: 10/12/2007, Expiration Date: 10/12/2017, Certifier: Christopher S Frantz
    Registrant: Christopher S Frantz, Blanchard, PA 16826

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5759F , Serial Number: 28-25062, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 10/11/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Dean A Gelnett, Po Box 305, Blanchard, PA 16826



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$88,300
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Blanchard, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1380.5 years
William1076.4 years
John977.6 years
Charles580.0 years
Donald568.6 years
Helen477.5 years
Walter468.0 years
Margaret477.0 years
Thomas476.5 years
Harold483.0 years
Most common last names in Blanchard, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Spangler1175.6 years
Kunes1075.7 years
Miller674.4 years
Heverly671.8 years
Peters574.2 years
Bowman579.4 years
Graham472.5 years
Schenck486.2 years
Rupert475.0 years
Bechdel470.3 years
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