Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 891.
Males: 524  (58.9%)
Females: 367  (41.1%)
Median resident age:

43.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 17214.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $60,459
Blue Ridge Summit:

$60,459
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,365

Blue Ridge Summit CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $182,000
Blue Ridge Summit:

$182,000
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $177,626; detached houses: $214,593; mobile homes: $60,514

Median gross rent in 2017: $666.

March 2019 cost of living index in Blue Ridge Summit: 88.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.0%
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  • Races in Blue Ridge Summit, PA (2010)
    • 82892.9%White alone
    • 202.2%Asian alone
    • 161.8%Black alone
    • 161.8%Hispanic
    • 80.9%Two or more races
    • 30.3%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania as of January 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Blue Ridge Summit is 284 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (47.7%), Irish (16.0%), English (7.7%), Austrian (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1340 feet

31 residents are foreign born

This place:

3.6%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,990 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,540 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (20.8 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (53.9 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (125.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Highfield-Cascade, MD (1.1 miles ),
Sabillasville, MD (1.4 miles ),
Fort Ritchie, MD (1.4 miles ),
Pen Mar, PA (1.4 miles ),
Rouzerville, PA (1.7 miles ),
Wayne Heights, PA (2.1 miles ),
Ringgold, MD (2.3 miles),
Carroll Valley borough, PA (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 39.72 N, Longitude: 77.47 W

Area code: 717

Distribution of median household income in Blue Ridge Summit, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Blue Ridge Summit, PA in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
Pennsylvania:

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.3. This is about average.

City:

73.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.106. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.106
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.02. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.02
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.424. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.424
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.77
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Blue Ridge Summit-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 1% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the Blue Ridge Summit place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/16/1961, a category F3 tornado 22.7 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blue Ridge Summit-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 84% 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 196.2 miles away from Blue Ridge Summit 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 86.8 miles away from Blue Ridge Summit center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 233.0 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 88.1 miles away from the city 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 149.6 miles away from Blue Ridge Summit center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 333.9 miles away from Blue Ridge Summit 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 Franklin County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Blue Ridge Summit:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE WAYNESBORO (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; WAYNESBORO, PA)
  • WAYNESBORO HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; WAYNESBORO, PA)
  • ST. VINCENT CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; EMMITSBURG, MD)
  • ST JOSEPH'S MINISTRIES (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; EMMITSBURG, MD)
  • QUINCY RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WAYNESBORO, PA)
  • AVALON MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HAGERSTOWN, MD)
  • NMS HEALTHCARE OF HAGERSTOWN, LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HAGERSTOWN, MD)

Amtrak station near Blue Ridge Summit:

  • 18 miles: HAGERSTOWN (GREYHOUND STA., 10527 SHARPSTOWN PK.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blue Ridge Summit:

  • Mount St Mary's University (about 8 miles; Emmitsburg, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,313)
  • Hagerstown Community College (about 13 miles; Hagerstown, MD; FT enrollment: 3,220)
  • Gettysburg College (about 15 miles; Gettysburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,772)
  • Frederick Community College (about 20 miles; Frederick, MD; FT enrollment: 3,798)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 24 miles; Shippensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 7,051)
  • Shepherd University (about 27 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; FT enrollment: 3,745)
  • McDaniel College (about 27 miles; Westminster, MD; FT enrollment: 2,558)

Private high school in Blue Ridge Summit:

  • LIVING WORD ACADEMY (Students: 14, Location: 13722 MONTEREY LN, Grades: PK-12)

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Notable locations in Blue Ridge Summit: Blue Ridge Station (A), Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

60.5%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.4%
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: 0.5% of all households

Banks with branches in Blue Ridge Summit (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Blue Ridge Summit Branch at 13102 Monterey Lane, branch established on 1964/05/11. 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

For population 15 years and over in Blue Ridge Summit:

Marital status in Blue Ridge Summit, PA
  • Never married: 34.6%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

For population 25 years and over in Blue Ridge Summit:

  • High school or higher: 96.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blue Ridge Summit, PA (based on Franklin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,930139
Mainline Protestant19,14781
Catholic10,2596
Other1,5646
Black Protestant8835
Orthodox1201
None97,715-
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: 24
Franklin County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Franklin County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Franklin County:

2.89 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Franklin County:

8.3%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

27.2%
Pennsylvania:

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

10.9%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

4.25% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,825 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.25%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($493 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cumberland County, PA  0.64% ($36,797 average AGI)
from Washington County, MD  0.61% ($44,228)
from Adams County, PA  0.23% ($41,477)


4.66% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,649 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.60% of residents moved to foreign countries ($5,112 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.60%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cumberland County, PA  0.69% ($42,517 average AGI)
to Washington County, MD  0.42% ($43,941)
to Adams County, PA  0.20% ($47,748)

Businesses in Blue Ridge Summit, PA

  • True Value: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Blue Ridge Summit:

  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHGT (1380 AM; 1 kW; WAYNESBORO, PA)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTRI (1520 AM; daytime; 17 kW; BRUNSWICK, MD; Owner: JMK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBG (1590 AM; 5 kW; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WFMD (930 AM; 5 kW; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXTR (820 AM; 4 kW; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blue Ridge Summit:

  • W219BE (91.7 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BIBLE INSTITUTE, NDBA)
  • WAYZ-FM (104.7 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WETH (89.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W219BX (91.7 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WWVZ (103.9 FM; BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WARX (106.9 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MANNING BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WQCM (94.3 FM; GREENCASTLE, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WWMD (101.5 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMTB-FM (89.9 FM; EMMITSBURG, MD; Owner: MOUNT SAINT MARY'S COLLEGE, INCORPORATED)
  • WCRH (90.5 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WYCR (98.5 FM; YORK-HANOVER, PA; Owner: RADIO HANOVER, INC.)
  • WZBT (91.1 FM; GETTYSBURG, PA; Owner: GETTYSBURG COLLEGE)
  • WGTY (107.7 FM; GETTYSBURG, PA; Owner: TIMES AND NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • WSRT (92.1 FM; MERCERSBURG, PA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WAFY (103.1 FM; MIDDLETOWN, MD; Owner: FREDERICK BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WIKZ (95.1 FM; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLTF (97.5 FM; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: PRETTYMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Blue Ridge Summit:

  • W51CY (Channel 51; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W42CK (Channel 42; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING)
  • WHAG-TV (Channel 25; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: QUORUM OF MARYLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WWPB (Channel 31; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)

Blue Ridge Summit fatal accident list:

Aug 14, 2011 08:57 AM, Sr-16, Sr-2011, Lat: 39.727847, Lon: -77.471006, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Sep 21, 2007 08:46 AM, Sr-16, Lat: 39.729786, Lon: -77.473681, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Blue Ridge Summit)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1.6 Km W (Lat: 39.725361 Lon: -77.487500), Type: Pole, Structure height: 34 m, Call Sign: WPEQ228,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.175 MHz, 158.160 MHz, 158.205 MHz, 158.250 MHz, 158.265 MHz, Grant Date: 04/17/2004, Expiration Date: 04/08/2014, Cancellation Date: 08/27/2013, Certifier: Ernest N Maley Jr, Registrant: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, 1333 New Hampshire Ave., Nw, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 887-4011, Fax: (202) 955-7719, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • WA11SH677, 14854 Buchanan Trail East (Lat: 39.730500 Lon: -77.476556), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 59.2 m, Call Sign: WQRE760,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23185.0 MHz, 23185.0 MHz, 23185.0 MHz, 23185.0 MHz, 23185.0 MHz, 23185.0 MHz, 23185.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/29/2013, Expiration Date: 04/29/2023, Certifier: Ann Flowers, Registrant: Shenandoah Personal Communications, LLC, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, VA 22824, Phone: (540) 984-5286, Fax: (540) 984-8192, Email:
  • BLUE RIDGE, 14854 Buchanan Trail East (Lat: 39.730500 Lon: -77.476556), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 59.2 m, Call Sign: WQTR881,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/01/2014, Expiration Date: 04/01/2024, Certifier: John Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • BL RDGE SMT, 2.7 Mi Ne Of Blu Rid Smt (Lat: 39.733972 Lon: -77.419694), Overall height: 35.7 m, Call Sign: KGJ26,
    Assigned Frequencies: 4050.00 MHz, 4130.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/02/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 01/25/2016, Registrant: At&t Corp, 675 West Peachtree St., Nw Rm 34a16, Atlanta, GA 30308, Phone: (404) 927-2692, Fax: (404) 522-7665, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blue Ridge Summit)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Blue Ridge Summit, PA
  • 55.3%Electricity
  • 29.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.7%Wood
  • 4.4%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Blue Ridge Summit, PA
  • 94.9%Electricity
  • 5.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Blue Ridge Summit 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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