Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 886.
Males: 434  (49.0%)
Females: 452  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

50.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 17224.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $60,459
Fort Loudon:

$60,459
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,365

Fort Loudon CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $182,000
Fort Loudon:

$182,000
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $181,919; detached houses: $207,462; mobile homes: $103,203

Median gross rent in 2017: $750.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fort Loudon: 94.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.4%
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  • Races in Fort Loudon, PA (2010)
    • 85296.2%White alone
    • 182.0%Hispanic
    • 80.9%Two or more races
    • 40.5%Black alone
    • 30.3%Asian alone
    • 10.1%American Indian alone

Races in Fort Loudon detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania as of February 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fort Loudon is 481 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: German (33.8%), English (23.1%), Irish (17.5%), American (12.6%), Italian (7.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 596 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,563 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (42.5 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (80.4 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (146.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

McConnellsburg borough, PA (2.2 miles ),
Mercersburg borough, PA (2.4 miles ),
Marion, PA (3.4 miles ),
Greencastle borough, PA (3.6 miles ),
Chambersburg borough, PA (3.6 miles ),
Needmore, PA (3.7 miles),
Guilford, PA (4.0 miles ),
Cearfoss, MD (4.0 miles)

Latitude: 39.91 N, Longitude: 77.91 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 717

Distribution of median household income in Fort Loudon, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Fort Loudon, PA in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 42.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

42.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Fort Loudon-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 21% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/16/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.4 miles away from the Fort Loudon place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 53.0 miles away from the place center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fort Loudon-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 170.1 miles away from the 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 102.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 206.6 miles away from Fort Loudon 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 161.0 miles away from Fort Loudon 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 104.4 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 334.0 miles away from Fort Loudon 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 Fort Loudon:

  • FULTON COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA)
  • COMMUNITY HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; CHAMBERSBURG, PA)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-CHAMBERSBURG (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CHAMBERSBURG, PA)
  • PENN HALL AT MENNO-HAVEN (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CHAMBERSBURG, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE CHAMBERSBURG (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; CHAMBERSBURG, PA)
  • FALLING SPRING NURSING AND REH (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CHAMBERSBURG, PA)
  • MENNO-HAVEN, INC. (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CHAMBERSBURG, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Loudon:

  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 23 miles; Shippensburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 7,051)
  • Hagerstown Community College (about 24 miles; Hagerstown, MD; FT enrollment: 3,220)
  • Mount St Mary's University (about 34 miles; Emmitsburg, MD; FT enrollment: 2,313)
  • Shepherd University (about 34 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; FT enrollment: 3,745)
  • Gettysburg College (about 36 miles; Gettysburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,772)
  • Frederick Community College (about 42 miles; Frederick, MD; FT enrollment: 3,798)
  • Dickinson College (about 43 miles; Carlisle, PA; FT enrollment: 2,505)

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Franklin 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 Fort Loudon and their reported violations in the past:

MILKY WAY RESTAURANT (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
RICHMOND FURANCE STOP & GO (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-14-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-14-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-14-2007)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

75.3%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

10.8%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Fort Loudon (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Mercersburg: Fort Loudon Branch at State Route 75 And Mullen Street, branch established on 1977/05/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $179.1 mil, Deposits: $159.5 mil, headquarters in Mercersburg, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Mercersburg Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Fort Loudon:

Marital status in Fort Loudon, PA
  • Never married: 5.4%
  • Now married: 63.4%
  • Separated: 11.3%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

For population 25 years and over in Fort Loudon:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.8
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fort Loudon, 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
Here:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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
Here:

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:
This 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)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Loudon:

  • WVFC (1530 AM; daytime; 2 kW; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING GROUP, LLC)
  • WCBG (1590 AM; 5 kW; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WCHA (800 AM; 1 kW; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WTRI (1520 AM; daytime; 17 kW; BRUNSWICK, MD; Owner: JMK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Loudon:

  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WSRT (92.1 FM; MERCERSBURG, PA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WCRH (90.5 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WAYZ-FM (104.7 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIKZ (95.1 FM; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WETH (89.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAYC (100.9 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSKE (104.3 FM; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WQCM (94.3 FM; GREENCASTLE, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W219BE (91.7 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BIBLE INSTITUTE, NDBA)
  • WLAK (103.5 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLTF (97.5 FM; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: PRETTYMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJSM-FM (92.7 FM; MARTINSBURG, PA; Owner: MARTINSBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W219BX (91.7 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WMAJ-FM (104.9 FM; HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • W294AE (106.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WARX (106.9 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MANNING BROADCASTING INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fort Loudon:

  • WJAL (Channel 68; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WHAG-TV (Channel 25; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: QUORUM OF MARYLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWPB (Channel 31; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W42CK (Channel 42; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING)
  • W38AN (Channel 38; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)

Fort Loudon fatal accident list:

Nov 13, 2010 08:01 AM, Us-0030, Sr-0075, Lat: 39.914722, Lon: -77.910569, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Oct 8, 2009 03:20 PM, Us-30, Lat: 39.924894, Lon: -77.915931, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 15, 2009 02:30 PM, Us-30, Lat: 39.918372, Lon: -77.914003, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 17, 2007 10:50 PM, Us-0030, Lat: 39.906839, Lon: -77.887656, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 9, 2006 07:05 PM, Us-30, Lat: 39.934210, Lon: -77.919610, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 5, 2003 12:58 AM, Sr-75, Lat: 39.914682, Lon: -77.910555, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 11, 2001 01:00 AM, Sr-75, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 52ft / 15.9mTotal length
  • $2,654,000Total costs
  • 11,214Total average daily traffic
  • 710Total average daily truck traffic
  • 15,266Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Fort Loudon Road (Lat: 39.905889 Lon: -77.906667), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQQV560,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.550 MHz, Grant Date: 03/11/2013, Expiration Date: 03/11/2023, Certifier: J Glynn Kindelan, Registrant: Compros, Inc., 400 Highland Ave, Altoona, PA 16602, Phone: (814) 946-8100, Fax: (814) 942-7064, Email:
  • Lat: 39.917583 Lon: -77.891000, Call Sign: WQSZ614,
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.562 MHz, Grant Date: 12/13/2013, Expiration Date: 12/13/2023, Certifier: Barry A Best, Registrant: Compros Inc, 400 Highland Ave, Altoona, PA 16602, Phone: (814) 946-8100, Fax: (814) 942-7064, Email:
  • 13278 Lincoln Way West (Lat: 39.915500 Lon: -77.914111), Call Sign: WQZC693,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.437 MHz, 456.587 MHz, Grant Date: 04/06/2017, Expiration Date: 04/06/2027, Certifier: Cameron Atherton, Registrant: Compros, Inc., 400 Highland Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602, Phone: (814) 946-8100, Fax: (814) 942-7064, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: WA3ZPO, Licensee ID: L00225099, Grant Date: 02/10/2018, Expiration Date: 03/26/2028, Registrant: Glenn A Clever, 45 Path Valley Road, Fort Loudon, PA 17224
  • Call Sign: KB3TKU, Licensee ID: L01519662, Grant Date: 09/22/2009, Expiration Date: 09/22/2019, Cancellation Date: 02/12/2010, Certifier: John A Bard, Registrant: John A Bard, 1086 Path Valley Rd, Fort Loudon, PA 17224-9605
  • Call Sign: K3DP, Previous Call Sign: KB3TKU, Licensee ID: L01519662, Grant Date: 02/12/2010, Expiration Date: 02/12/2020, Certifier: John A Bard, Registrant: John A Bard, 1086 Path Valley Rd, Fort Loudon, PA 17224-9605

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN T-6G (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: P&W R1340 SERIES (600 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5259V , Serial Number: 49-3303, Year manufactured: 1951, Airworthiness Date: 07/28/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 04/28/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Frederick T Keister, 6142 Path Valley Rd, Fort Loudon, PA 17224
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 09/13/2018

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fort Loudon, PA
  • 47.4%Wood
  • 30.4%Electricity
  • 17.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.2%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fort Loudon, PA
  • 53.8%Utility gas
  • 46.2%Electricity


Fort Loudon 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 significantly 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 significantly below state average.
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