Boston, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 545.
Males: 290  (53.3%)
Females: 255  (46.7%)
Median resident age:

58.1 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 15135.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $64,871
Boston:

$64,871
PA:

$63,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $41,585

Boston CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $170,100
Boston:

$170,100
PA:

$192,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $106,063; detached houses: $105,847

Median gross rent in 2019: $704.

March 2019 cost of living index in Boston: 94.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%

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Ancestries: Irish (25.4%), Swedish (23.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 740 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (12.1 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (248.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Versailles borough, PA (0.8 miles ),
Greenock, PA (0.9 miles ),
Liberty borough, PA (1.4 miles ),
Lincoln borough, PA (1.4 miles ),
White Oak borough, PA (1.5 miles ),
McKeesport, PA (1.6 miles ),
Port Vue borough, PA (1.8 miles ),
Clairton, PA (1.9 miles )

Latitude: 40.31 N, Longitude: 79.82 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 412

Distribution of median household income in Boston, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Boston, PA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.1%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 106. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

106
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.257. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.257
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.43. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.43
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.955. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.955
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0325. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0325
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Boston-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 26% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.9 miles away from the Boston place center injured 140 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 8/3/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.0 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 70 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Boston-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 56% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 194.6 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 86.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 113.3 miles away from Boston center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 264.4 miles away from Boston center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 274.1 miles away from Boston center
On 12/31/2011 at 20:05:01, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 71.9 miles away from Boston 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 Allegheny County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Boston:

  • SUPERIOR HOME HEALTH AND STAFFING, INC (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; MC KEESPORT, PA)
  • SOLEUS HEALTHCARE SVCS OF W PA (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; WHITE OAK, PA)
  • DAVITA - LINCOLN WAY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; WHITE OAK, PA)
  • DAVITA - MCKEESPORT WEST DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; MCKEESPORT, PA)
  • THREE RIVERS HOSPICE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; NORTH VERSAILLES, PA)
  • DAVITA - ELIZABETH DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; ELIZABETH, PA)
  • DCI RENAL SERVICES OF PITTSBURGH, LLC - NORTH VERSAILLES (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; NORTH VERSAILLES, PA)

Amtrak stations near Boston:

  • 13 miles: PITTSBURGH (1100 LIBERTY AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: GREENSBURG (HARRISON AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Boston:

  • Carnegie Mellon University (about 12 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; Full-time enrollment: 14,186)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus (about 12 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 27,137)
  • Duquesne University (about 13 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 8,211)
  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division (about 13 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 11,040)
  • Point Park University (about 13 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 3,525)
  • Community College of Allegheny County (about 15 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 13,486)
  • Seton Hill University (about 15 miles; Greensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,167)

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Churches in Boston include: First United Presbyterian Church of Boston (A), Boston United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Allegheny 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:

60.7%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.6%
Whole state:

6.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Boston (2011 data):

  • The Huntington National Bank: Boston Branch at 1701 Boston Hollow Road, branch established on 1965/09/15. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated

For population 15 years and over in Boston:

Marital status in Boston, PA
  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 37.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 25.9%

For population 25 years and over in Boston:

  • High school or higher: 80.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.6%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Boston, PA (based on Allegheny County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic460,672183
Mainline Protestant139,551414
Evangelical Protestant78,101349
Other38,78198
Black Protestant14,26875
Orthodox9,60629
None482,369-
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: 209
Allegheny County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
Allegheny County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 133
Allegheny County:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 297
Here:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 993
This county:

8.15 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.7%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.3%
Pennsylvania:

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

12.9%
State:

11.5%

3.75% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($61,767 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.75%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($680 average AGI)
Allegheny County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Westmoreland County, PA  0.39% ($36,372 average AGI)
from Washington County, PA  0.25% ($52,773)
from Butler County, PA  0.21% ($69,147)


4.40% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($97,201 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.40%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,013 average AGI)
Allegheny County:

0.06%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Westmoreland County, PA  0.44% ($52,408 average AGI)
to Washington County, PA  0.32% ($79,340)
to Butler County, PA  0.28% ($90,393)

Businesses in Boston, PA

  • Advance Auto Parts: 1
  • True Value: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Boston:

  • WKHB (620 AM; 6 kW; IRWIN, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEDO (810 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MCKEESPORT, PA; Owner: 810 INCORPORATED)
  • WJAS (1320 AM; 6 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WPTT (1360 AM; 5 kW; MCKEESPORT, PA; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF NEVADA)
  • WEAE (1250 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPIT (730 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WPGR (1510 AM; 5 kW; MONROEVILLE, PA; Owner: MCL/ MCM- INC.)
  • WWCS (540 AM; 5 kW; CANONSBURG, PA; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBGG (970 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WURP (1550 AM; 1 kW; BRADDOCK, PA; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WASP (1130 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BROWNSVILLE, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Boston:

  • WRRK (96.9 FM; BRADDOCK, PA; Owner: WPNT INC)
  • WSHH (99.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: RENDA B/CING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WSSZ (107.1 FM; GREENSBURG, PA; Owner: MCL/MCM-INC.)
  • WKST-FM (96.1 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQED-FM (89.3 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WDSY-FM (107.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWSW-FM (94.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WLTJ (92.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPNT, INC.)
  • WJJJ (104.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYEP-FM (91.3 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PITTSBURGH COMM. B/CING. CORP.)
  • WDVE (102.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZPT (100.7 FM; NEW KENSINGTON, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPTS-FM (92.1 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: UNIV. OF PITTSBURGH COMMONWEALTH SYS)
  • WBZZ (93.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WDUQ (90.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY)
  • WORD-FM (101.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WOGI (98.3 FM; DUQUESNE, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXDX-FM (105.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLSW (103.9 FM; SCOTTDALE, PA; Owner: L. STANLEY WALL)

TV broadcast stations around Boston:

  • WTAE-TV (Channel 4; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WTAE HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WPCB-TV (Channel 40; GREENSBURG, PA; Owner: CORNERSTONE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W65CG (Channel 65; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCWB (Channel 22; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WCWB LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBGN-LP (Channel 59; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: BRUNO GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPTG-LP (Channel 69; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • WPXI (Channel 11; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPXI-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WQEX (Channel 16; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WQED (Channel 13; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • KDKA-TV (Channel 2; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • W61CC (Channel 61; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: THE VIDEOHOUSE, INC.)
  • WIIC-LP (Channel 29; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • WPGH-TV (Channel 53; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPGH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBPA-LP (Channel 29; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • WBYD-CA (Channel 35; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: BENJAMIN PEREZ)
  • WTOV-TV (Channel 9; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: WTOV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WQVC-CA (Channel 28; GREENSBURG, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • W63AU (Channel 63; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: THE BON-TELE NETWORK, INC.)
  • W26AV (Channel 26; CHARLEROI, PA; Owner: DEBRA GOODWORTH)
  • W56CG (Channel 56; GREENSBURG, PA; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)

Boston fatal accident list:

Sep 1, 2007 09:48 PM, Smithfield St, Lat: 40.315592, Lon: -79.818717, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 100Total average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: N3TSI, Grant Date: 07/31/1997, Expiration Date: 07/31/2007, Cancellation Date: 08/01/2009, Registrant: John A Kumf, 6628 Smithfield St, Boston, PA 15135-1012
  • Call Sign: WB3ERD, Licensee ID: L01093307, Grant Date: 12/13/2005, Expiration Date: 12/13/2015, Cancellation Date: 11/06/2010, Registrant: Margaret E Reynolds, 5901 Roslyn Street, Boston, PA 15135
  • Call Sign: WB3ERE, Licensee ID: L01093305, Grant Date: 12/13/2005, Expiration Date: 12/13/2015, Cancellation Date: 11/21/2008, Certifier: Edward J Reynolds, Registrant: Edward J Reynolds, 5901 Roslyn Street, Boston, PA 15135
  • Call Sign: W3ERE, Previous Call Sign: WB3ERE, Licensee ID: L01093305, Grant Date: 11/21/2008, Expiration Date: 11/21/2018, Cancellation Date: 10/16/2010, Certifier: Edward J Reynolds, Registrant: Edward J Reynolds, 5901 Roslyn Street, Boston, PA 15135
  • Call Sign: W5ER, Previous Call Sign: W3ERE, Licensee ID: L01093305, Grant Date: 10/16/2010, Expiration Date: 10/16/2020, Certifier: Edward J Reynolds, Registrant: Edward J Reynolds, 5901 Roslyn Street, Boston, PA 15135
  • Call Sign: W5PEG, Previous Call Sign: WB3ERD, Licensee ID: L01093307, Grant Date: 11/06/2010, Expiration Date: 11/06/2020, Certifier: Margaret E Reynolds, Registrant: Margaret E Reynolds, 5901 Roslyn Street, Boston, PA 15135

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Boston, PA
  • 100.0%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Boston, PA
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Boston compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value below 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 4 other airmen in this city.
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