Harrison City, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 134. Population change since 2000: -13.5%
Males: 65  (48.8%)
Females: 69  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  47.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip code: 15636

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,164 (it was $35,179 in 2000)
Harrison City:

$31,164
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,946 (it was $14,759 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $148,993 (it was $65,000 in 2000)
Harrison City:

$148,993
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $213,661; Detached houses: $150,754; In 2-unit structures: $269,310

Median gross rent in 2012: $267.

Harrison City races chart
  • White alone - 133 (99.3%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.7%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Harrison City: 95.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (21.3%), Irish (21.3%), Ukrainian (16.1%), Italian (10.3%), English (8.6%), Slovak (7.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1000 feet

Land area: 0.05 square miles.

Population density: 2,619 people per square mile   (average).

Harrison City, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Harrison City:

  • High school or higher: 99.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Harrison City CDP:

  • Never married: 49.5%
  • Now married: 43.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,969 (2.0%)

Harrison City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (18.2 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (239.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Manor borough, PA (1.3 miles ), Penn borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Jeannette, PA (1.6 miles ), Grapeville, PA (1.8 miles ), Adamsburg borough, PA (1.8 miles ), Irwin borough, PA (1.8 miles ), North Irwin borough, PA (1.9 miles ), Export borough, PA (2.1 miles ).

Latitude: 40.36 N, Longitude: 79.65 W

Area code: 724

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

5.7%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)

Average climate in Harrison City, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Harrison City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.4 miles away from the Harrison City place center injured 140 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 tornado 31.0 miles away from the place center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Harrison 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 87.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 116.8 miles away from Harrison City 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 273.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 125.1 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) earthquake occurred 190.5 miles away from Harrison 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 213.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Westmoreland County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Harrison City topographic map

Birthplace of: Homer S. Ferguson - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Harrison City:

  • DCI OF JEANNETTE (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; JEANNETTE, PA)
  • MERCY JEANNETTE HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 4 miles away; JEANNETTE, PA)
  • BALDOCK HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; IRWIN, PA)
  • COHHCARE'S HOME HOSPICE CARE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; IRWIN, PA)
  • ASSOCIATED HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; IRWIN, PA)
  • MONSOUR MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 4 miles away; JEANNETTE, PA)
  • WILLIAM PENN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; JEANNETTE, PA)

Amtrak stations near Harrison City:

  • 7 miles: GREENSBURG (HARRISON AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 15 miles: LATROBE (329 KCKINLEY AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, full-service food facilities, call for taxi service.
  • 20 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harrison City:

  • Seton Hill University (about 6 miles; Greensburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,167)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 10 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (about 17 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 14,186)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus (about 18 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 27,137)
  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division (about 19 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 11,040)
  • Duquesne University (about 19 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 8,211)
  • Point Park University (about 20 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 3,525)

Public high school in Harrison City:

See full list of schools located in Harrison City

Library in Harrison City:

  • PENN AREA LIBRARY (Operating income: $277,923; Location: 2001 MUNICIPAL COURT; 40,936 books; 1,485 audio materials; 2,948 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 93 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Harrison City: Penn Area Library (A), Harrison City Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 111. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

111
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.280. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.280
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.36. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.36
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.87. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.87
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0400. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0400
U.S.:

0.0147
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.7%
Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  48.5%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.8%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Harrison City compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income 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 below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Harrison City travel time to work - commute Harrison City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Other fuel (23%)
  • Electricity (12%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Harrison City CDP (based on Westmoreland County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.19%
Here: 64.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of Christ
Adherents55.4%12.2%9.9%6.5%2.1%
Congregations16.2%18.1%11.9%10.7%6.0%
NameChristian and Missionary AllianceChristian Churches and Churches of ChristJewishAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents1.3%1.1%1.1%0.9%9.4%
Congregations2.9%2.4%0.7%2.9%28.2%
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: 54
Westmoreland County:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
Westmoreland County:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 111
Westmoreland County:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 246
Here:

6.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Westmoreland County:

23.9%
Pennsylvania:

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

12.9%
State:

11.5%

3.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,673 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.47%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($307 average AGI)
Westmoreland County:

0.01%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Allegheny County, PA  1.24% ($46,444 average AGI)
from Fayette County, PA  0.26% ($35,695)
from Washington County, PA  0.16% ($36,992)


3.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,432 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.66%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($170 average AGI)
Westmoreland County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Allegheny County, PA  1.27% ($38,522 average AGI)
to Fayette County, PA  0.23% ($32,308)
to Washington County, PA  0.17% ($35,314)

Strongest AM radio stations in Harrison City:

  • WKHB (620 AM; 6 kW; IRWIN, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKTW (1530 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JEANNETTE, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAS (1320 AM; 6 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WPGR (1510 AM; 5 kW; MONROEVILLE, PA; Owner: MCL/ MCM- INC.)
  • WAVL (910 AM; 5 kW; APOLLO, PA; Owner: EVANGEL HEIGHTS ASSEMBLY OF GOD)
  • WPTT (1360 AM; 5 kW; MCKEESPORT, PA; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF NEVADA)
  • WPIT (730 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WEDO (810 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MCKEESPORT, PA; Owner: 810 INCORPORATED)
  • WEAE (1250 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBGG (970 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWCS (540 AM; 5 kW; CANONSBURG, PA; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Harrison City:

  • WSSZ (107.1 FM; GREENSBURG, PA; Owner: MCL/MCM-INC.)
  • WZPT (100.7 FM; NEW KENSINGTON, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSHH (99.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: RENDA B/CING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • 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)
  • WQED-FM (89.3 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WRRK (96.9 FM; BRADDOCK, PA; Owner: WPNT INC)
  • WDVE (102.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKST-FM (96.1 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRWJ (88.1 FM; MURRYSVILLE, PA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INCORPORATED)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WLSW (103.9 FM; SCOTTDALE, PA; Owner: L. STANLEY WALL)
  • WPTS-FM (92.1 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: UNIV. OF PITTSBURGH COMMONWEALTH SYS)
  • WQEJ (89.7 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WYEP-FM (91.3 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PITTSBURGH COMM. B/CING. CORP.)
  • WBZZ (93.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WORD-FM (101.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WFRJ (88.9 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Harrison City:

  • WCWB (Channel 22; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WCWB LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPCB-TV (Channel 40; GREENSBURG, PA; Owner: CORNERSTONE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WQVC-CA (Channel 28; GREENSBURG, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • WTAE-TV (Channel 4; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WTAE HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • W56CG (Channel 56; GREENSBURG, PA; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
  • W65CG (Channel 65; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPXI (Channel 11; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPXI-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBGN-LP (Channel 59; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: BRUNO GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPTG-LP (Channel 69; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • WQEX (Channel 16; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • KDKA-TV (Channel 2; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WQED (Channel 13; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WPGH-TV (Channel 53; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPGH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W61CC (Channel 61; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: THE VIDEOHOUSE, INC.)
  • WIIC-LP (Channel 29; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • WBPA-LP (Channel 29; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • WTOV-TV (Channel 9; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: WTOV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLLS-LP (Channel 49; INDIANA, PA; Owner: LARRY L. SCHRECONGOST)
  • WBYD-CA (Channel 35; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: BENJAMIN PEREZ)
  • W63AU (Channel 63; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: THE BON-TELE NETWORK, INC.)
  • W26AV (Channel 26; CHARLEROI, PA; Owner: DEBRA GOODWORTH)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$225,230
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8023.02

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 19
  • Hazardous Condition: 16
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Harrison City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Harrison City, PA
Businesses in Harrison City, PA
NameCountNameCount
Cricket Wireless1Dairy Queen1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
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