Blue Ball, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 1,031.
Males: 513  (49.8%)
Females: 518  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  31.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 17519, 17557.

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Estimated median household income in 2015: $59,262
Blue Ball:

$59,262
PA:

$55,702

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $28,252

Blue Ball CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $197,400
Blue Ball:

$197,400
PA:

$170,600

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $229,531; Detached houses: $258,882; Townhouses or other attached units: $163,433; In 2-unit structures: $238,996; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $197,497; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $175,764; Mobile homes: $51,673; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $215,046

Median gross rent in 2015: $722.

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  • Races in Blue Ball, PA (2010)

    Blue Ball races chart
    • 96193.2%White alone
    • 323.1%Asian alone
    • 151.5%Hispanic
    • 121.2%Two or more races
    • 60.6%Black alone
    • 50.5%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Blue Ball: 96.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (44.3%), English (6.0%), American (5.7%), Polish (1.9%), Norwegian (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Blue Ball,PA real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Blue Ball:

  • High school or higher: 83.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%

For population 15 years and over in Blue Ball CDP:

  • Never married: 39.2%
  • Now married: 54.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 3.6%

37 residents are foreign born

This place:

3.5%
Pennsylvania:

6.3%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Blue Ball, Pennsylvania as of December 11, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Blue Ball to the number of sex offenders is 1,031 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,815 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $3,293 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (95.1 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (177.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: West Decatur, PA (0.3 miles ), Wallaceton borough, PA (1.5 miles ), Morrisdale, PA (1.8 miles ), Chester Hill borough, PA (1.9 miles ), Philipsburg borough, PA (2.0 miles ), Hawk Run, PA (2.0 miles ), North Philipsburg, PA (2.0 miles ), Bigler, PA (2.0 miles ).

Latitude: 40.93 N, Longitude: 78.28 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 814

Blue Ball household income distribution Blue Ball home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Construction (22%)
  • Information (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Blue Ball: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Tornado activity:

Blue Ball-area historical tornado activity is below Pennsylvania state average. It is 45% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.8 miles away from the Blue Ball place center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 tornado 44.5 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 40 people.

Earthquake activity:

Blue Ball-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 116.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 156.8 miles away from Blue Ball 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 124.8 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 290.1 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 148.4 miles away from Blue Ball 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 126.4 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 Lancaster County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Main business address for: PENNROCK FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Blue Ball:

  • WETZLER CONV HOME INC (BOX400)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Blue Ball:

  • KIDNEY CARE SERVICES OF PHILIPSBURG (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; PHILIPSBURG, PA)
  • MOUNTAIN LAUREL NRC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CLEARFIELD, PA)
  • CLEARFIELD COMMUNITY NURSES (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; CLEARFIELD, PA)
  • CLEARFIELD HOSP HHS (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; CLEARFIELD, PA)
  • CLEARFIELD HOSP HM HLTH SRVCS (Hospital, about 11 miles away; CLEARFIELD, PA)
  • CLEARFIELD HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; CLEARFIELD, PA)
  • DAVITA - CLEARFIELD DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; CLEARFIELD, PA)

Amtrak station near Blue Ball:

  • 18 miles: TYRONE (10TH & LOGAN AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blue Ball:

  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (about 24 miles; University Park, PA; Full-time enrollment: 45,483)
  • Pennsylvania State University-World Campus (about 24 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 4,893)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 28 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,656)
  • Saint Francis University (about 35 miles; Loretto, PA; FT enrollment: 2,636)
  • Lock Haven University (about 46 miles; Lock Haven, PA; FT enrollment: 5,184)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (about 51 miles; Indiana, PA; FT enrollment: 14,471)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 55 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,815)

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Notable locations in Blue Ball: Oberholtzer Dairy Farm (A), Blue Ball Fire Company 1 Station 3 - 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lancaster 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 79.6. This is about average.

City:

79.6
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 4.71. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.71
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.421. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.421
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.77
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 4.2%
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.3%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.7%
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: 0.8% of all households

Banks with branches in Blue Ball (2011 data):

  • Susquehanna Bank: Blue Ball Branch at 1060 Main Street, branch established on 1906/11/01. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.6
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blue Ball CDP (based on Lancaster County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant122,957568
Mainline Protestant71,573192
Catholic51,29220
Other5,53620
Black Protestant2,1638
Orthodox1,6002
None264,324-
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: 106
Lancaster County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
Lancaster County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 131
Lancaster County:

2.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 296
Here:

5.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Lancaster County:

27.4%
Pennsylvania:

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

13.1%
State:

11.5%

3.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,064 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.15%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($297 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Chester County, PA  0.28% ($40,704 average AGI)
from York County, PA  0.25% ($36,759)
from Dauphin County, PA  0.22% ($42,322)


3.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,546 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.31%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($332 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to York County, PA  0.26% ($37,678 average AGI)
to Chester County, PA  0.23% ($39,626)
to Dauphin County, PA  0.21% ($42,571)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blue Ball:

  • WPHB (1260 AM; 5 kW; PHILIPSBURG, PA)
  • WCPA (900 AM; 3 kW; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: CLEARFIELD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIEZ (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WRSC (1390 AM; 2 kW; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVAM (1430 AM; 5 kW; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: VITAL LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCED (1420 AM; 5 kW; DU BOIS, PA; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, LLC)
  • WFBG (1290 AM; 5 kW; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WHUN (1150 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WCCS (1160 AM; 10 kW; HOMER CITY, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blue Ball:

  • WUBZ-FM (105.9 FM; PHILIPSBURG, PA; Owner: MOSHANNON VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJHT (107.9 FM; PORT MATILDA, 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)
  • WQYX (93.1 FM; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: CLEARFIELD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WOKW (102.9 FM; CURWENSVILLE, PA; Owner: RAYMARK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBHV (103.1 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBUS (93.7 FM; BOALSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMAJ-FM (104.9 FM; HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • W294AE (106.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLAK (103.5 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WPRR (100.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: VITAL LICENSES, LLC)
  • W270AG (101.9 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBRX-FM1 (94.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: SHERLOCK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WTLR (89.9 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: CENTRAL PENNSYLIA CHRISTIAN INST)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Blue Ball:

  • WPSX-TV (Channel 3; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 10,798Total average daily traffic
  • 1,187Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,289Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • DONALD R APPLEBY, Welsh Mountain, Off Gault Road, 3 Milese Ese Of (Lat: 40.090833 Lon: -76.003889), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 100.6 m, Registrant: 7177728005, Dappleby@state.Pa.Us, ONE TECHNOLOGY PARK, ROOM 190
  • Welsh Mountain, Off Gault Road, 3 Milese Ese Of (Lat: 40.090833 Lon: -76.003889), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 100.6 m, Registrant: 7177728005, Dappleby@state.Pa.Us, ONE TECHNOLOGY PARK, ROOM 190

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 40.117333 Lon: -76.044167, Call Sign: WQIL713
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.062 MHz, 151.062 MHz, 151.310 MHz, 151.310 MHz, 154.332 MHz, 154.332 MHzGrant Date: 03/11/2008, Expiration Date: 03/11/2018, Certifier: Larry MartinRegistrant: Triangle Communications Inc., 940 W. Main St., New Holland, PA 17557, Phone: (717) 656-2211, Fax: (717) 656-3458, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BLUE BALL WT, Marble Ave (Lat: 40.119167 Lon: -76.043056), Type: Tank, Structure height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WQKT699
    Assigned Frequencies: 17785.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 21970.0 MHz, 21885.0 MHzGrant Date: 09/10/2009, Expiration Date: 09/10/2019, Certifier: Robert HollisterRegistrant: Eastern Lancaster County School District, 669 East Main Street, New Holland, PA 17557, Phone: (717) 354-1548, Fax: (717) 354-1534, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA3KPO, Grant Date: 03/08/1988, Expiration Date: 03/08/1998, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2000, Registrant: Donald W Maitland, Box 242, Blue Ball, PA 17506

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 31
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - Blue Ball

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Blue Ball, PA
Businesses in Blue Ball, PA
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Blue Ball 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.

Blue Ball on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Laos (population 500+)"
  • #59 (17519) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swiss first ancestries"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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