Broad Top City, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2019: 447 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +16.4%
 
Males: 222  (49.8%)
Females: 225  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

45.5 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 16621.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $63,139 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Broad Top City:

$63,139
PA:

$63,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,345 (it was $12,788 in 2000)

Broad Top City borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $131,036 (it was $66,900 in 2000)
Broad Top City:

$131,036
PA:

$192,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $150,443; detached houses: $160,874; townhouses or other attached units: $117,932; mobile homes: $104,700

Median gross rent in 2019: $641.

March 2019 cost of living index in Broad Top City: 91.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.8%
(15.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)
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Ancestries: German (25.1%), American (17.8%), English (9.9%), Irish (8.4%), Italian (7.3%), Pennsylvania German (5.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 08/19/1868

Elevation: 1989 feet

Land area: 0.64 square miles.

Population density: 699 people per square mile   (low).

Broad Top City, Pennsylvania map

2 residents are foreign born

This borough:

0.4%
Pennsylvania:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,780 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,890 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (65.8 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (98.3 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (159.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Dudley, PA (1.4 miles),
Coalmont, PA (1.8 miles),
Defiance, PA (2.4 miles ),
Saxton borough, PA (2.4 miles ),
Stonerstown, PA (2.5 miles ),
Saltillo borough, PA (2.7 miles ),
Hopewell borough, PA (2.9 miles ),
Three Springs borough, PA (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 40.20 N, Longitude: 78.14 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 814

Distribution of median household income in Broad Top City, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Broad Top City, PA in 2019
Broad Top City satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.6%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +53 (+16.0%).
Most common industries in Broad Top City, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (16.8%)
  • Leather & allied products (13.6%)
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Machinery (6.4%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (28.4%)
  • Machinery (10.8%)
  • Leather & allied products (9.5%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (5.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.5%)
  • Leather & allied products (19.6%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.8%)
  • Paper (3.9%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Broad Top City, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Carpenters (4.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.5%)
  • Carpenters (8.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (11.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.8%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (7.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)

Average climate in Broad Top City, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Broad Top City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/16/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 34.4 miles away from the Broad Top City borough center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 53.9 miles away from the borough center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Broad Top City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 60% 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 158.9 miles away from Broad Top 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 148.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 185.2 miles away from Broad Top City 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 111.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 156.2 miles away from Broad Top City center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 167.9 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 (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Broad Top City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Broad Top City:

  • MORRISONS COVE HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MARTINSBURG, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Broad Top City:

  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 28 miles; Altoona, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,656)
  • Saint Francis University (about 34 miles; Loretto, PA; FT enrollment: 2,636)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 35 miles; Shippensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 7,051)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 37 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (about 44 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 45,483)
  • Pennsylvania State University-World Campus (about 47 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 4,893)
  • Hagerstown Community College (about 47 miles; Hagerstown, MD; FT enrollment: 3,220)

Points of interest:

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Cemetery: Broad Top Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Broad Top City and their reported violations in the past:

BROADTOP CITY WATER AUTH (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-14-2014), St Compliance achieved (AUG-14-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In FEB-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-14-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-14-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-14-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-14-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-04-2010)
  • 36 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This borough:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

74.6%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

8.1%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.2% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Broad Top City:

Marital status in Broad Top City, PA
  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 56.2%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

For population 25 years and over in Broad Top City:

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 46.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Broad Top City, PA (based on Huntingdon County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

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.
State:

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

3.73 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

10.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.8%
Pennsylvania:

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

9.7%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 0$0 5$1,136
Financial Administration 0$0 2$792
Sewerage 0$0 3$1,299
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$696
Totals for Government 0$0 11$3,923

Broad Top City government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $69,000 ($154.36)
    Regular Highways: $31,000 ($69.35)
    Central Staff Services: $25,000 ($55.93)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($17.90)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($8.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($2.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($2.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($24.61)

Broad Top City government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $101,000 ($225.95)
    Other: $1,000 ($2.24)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($2.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $22,000 ($49.22)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $32,000 ($71.59)
    Property: $13,000 ($29.08)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($2.24)

Broad Top City government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $272,000 ($608.50)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $255,000 ($570.47)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,000 ($38.03)

Broad Top City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $106,000 ($237.14)

3.59% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,347 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.59%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Blair County, PA  0.70% ($43,386 average AGI)
from Mifflin County, PA  0.48% ($37,949)
from Centre County, PA  0.41% ($59,000)


3.97% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,576 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.97%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Mifflin County, PA  0.70% ($29,983 average AGI)
to Blair County, PA  0.61% ($41,248)
to Centre County, PA  0.32% ($47,547)

Strongest AM radio stations in Broad Top City:

  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WKMC (1370 AM; 5 kW; ROARING SPRING, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WHUN (1150 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJSM (1110 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MARTINSBURG, PA; Owner: MARTINSBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WFBG (1290 AM; 5 kW; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WHJB (1600 AM; 5 kW; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: JOHN H. CESSNA)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WVAM (1430 AM; 5 kW; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: VITAL LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in Broad Top City:

  • WJSM-FM (92.7 FM; MARTINSBURG, PA; Owner: MARTINSBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • 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)
  • WAYC (100.9 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W267AC (101.3 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WSKE (104.3 FM; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WBXQ (94.7 FM; CRESSON, PA; Owner: SOUNDS GOOD, INC.)
  • WWLY (106.3 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES,LLC)
  • 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)
  • WBRX-FM1 (94.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: SHERLOCK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WBUS (93.7 FM; BOALSBURG, 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)

TV broadcast stations around Broad Top City:

  • W32AX (Channel 32; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: BENJAMIN PEREZ)
  • WJAL (Channel 68; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 4.7mTotal length
  • $2,119,000Total costs
  • 2,684Total average daily traffic
  • 233Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,307Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Broad Top City, PA
  • 62.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 21.3%Electricity
  • 11.8%Wood
  • 4.4%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Broad Top City, PA
  • 79.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.5%Utility gas
  • 4.5%Electricity
  • 2.3%Wood


Broad Top City compared to Pennsylvania 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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