Broad Top City, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 450 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +17.2%
 
Males: 227  (50.4%)
Females: 223  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  41.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 16621.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,208 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Broad Top City:

$46,208
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,637 (it was $12,788 in 2000)

Broad Top City borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $107,975 (it was $66,900 in 2000)
Broad Top City:

$107,975
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $118,718; Detached houses: $122,041; Mobile homes: $73,438

Median gross rent in 2012: $565.

Broad Top City races chart
  • White alone - 444 (98.2%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (1.3%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.4%)

Races in Broad Top City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Broad Top City: 93.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.8%), Irish (17.7%), English (10.6%), Welsh (6.5%), Scottish (6.3%), United States (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 08/19/1868

Elevation: 1989 feet

Land area: 0.64 square miles.

Population density: 704 people per square mile   (low).

Broad Top City, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Broad Top City:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 42.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Broad Top City borough:

  • Never married: 18.5%
  • Now married: 61.3%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,152 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,189 (0.9%)

Broad Top City satellite photo by USGS

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

Broad Top City household income distribution Broad Top City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +53 (+16.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Utilities (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Cashiers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

Work and jobs in Broad Top City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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 near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% 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 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 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 112.9 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 324.5 miles away from Broad Top 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 181.3 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 (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tropical Depressions: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.9%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Broad Top City compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Broad Top City travel time to work - commute Broad Top City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (67%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.43%
Here: 39.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the BrethrenEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents31.1%14.7%8.1%6.8%6.4%
Congregations37.8%3.1%10.2%5.5%5.5%
NameChristian and Missionary AllianceUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents4.7%4.7%4.0%3.8%15.6%
Congregations2.4%6.3%3.1%3.1%22.8%
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: 7
Huntingdon County:

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.
Pennsylvania:

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

3.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Huntingdon County:

28.8%
Pennsylvania:

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

9.7%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 3$931
Sewerage 0$0 2$834
Water Supply 0$0 4$910
Totals for Government 0$0 9$2,675

3.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,738 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.34%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Centre County, PA  0.41% ($48,794 average AGI)
from Blair County, PA  0.33% ($31,800)
from Mifflin County, PA  0.27% ($31,978)


3.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,587 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.86%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Blair County, PA  0.56% ($42,670 average AGI)
to Mifflin County, PA  0.38% ($28,794)
to Centre County, PA  0.32% ($40,623)

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)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Broad Top City on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
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