Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 166 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.3%
 
Males: 104  (62.8%)
Females: 62  (37.2%)
Median resident age:  51.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 15655, 15658.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,505 (it was $44,750 in 2000)
Laurel Mountain:

$47,505
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,186 (it was $21,564 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $136,894 (it was $93,100 in 2000)
Laurel Mountain:

$136,894
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $132,408; Detached houses: $136,100; Mobile homes: $6,871

Median gross rent in 2012: $344.

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  • White alone - 165 (98.8%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.6%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.6%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Laurel Mountain: 92.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (18.2%), Irish (16.2%), Swiss (9.5%), United States (9.5%), English (8.8%), Polish (3.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.14 square miles.

Population density: 1,209 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Laurel Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 100.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Laurel Mountain borough:

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

12 residents are foreign born (3.7% Europe).

This borough:  6.4%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,276 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,286 (1.1%)

Laurel Mountain satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (44.7 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (214.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Ligonier borough, PA (1.9 miles ), Jennerstown borough, PA (2.7 miles ), Boswell borough, PA (3.0 miles ), Edie, PA (3.0 miles) , Derry borough, PA (3.2 miles ), Jerome, PA (3.2 miles ), Youngstown borough, PA (3.3 miles ), Millwood, PA (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 40.21 N, Longitude: 79.18 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 724

Laurel Mountain household income distribution Laurel Mountain home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -10 (-5.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (17%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (48%)
  • Wholesale trade (26%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Painters and paperhangers (7%)
  • Life and physical scientists (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (16%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (14%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

Average climate in Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Laurel Mountain-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the Laurel Mountain borough center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

On 6/3/1980, a category F4 tornado 30.4 miles away from the borough center injured 140 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Laurel Mountain-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 108.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 141.1 miles away from Laurel Mountain 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 166.3 miles away from the 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 290.3 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) earthquake occurred 146.4 miles away from Laurel Mountain 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 194.2 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).
Laurel Mountain topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Laurel Mountain:

  • BETHLEN COMMUNITIES HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; LIGONIER, PA)
  • BETHLEN HM OF THE HUNGARIAN RF (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LIGONIER, PA)
  • VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES (Hospital, about 13 miles away; SOMERSET, PA)
  • LAURELWOOD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; JOHNSTOWN, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE LATROBE (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; LATROBE, PA)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE JOHNSTOWN (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; SOMERSET, PA)
  • HIRAM G ANDREWS CNTR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; JOHNSTOWN, PA)

Amtrak stations near Laurel Mountain:

  • 13 miles: LATROBE (329 KCKINLEY AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, full-service food facilities, call for taxi service.
  • 17 miles: JOHNSTOWN (47 WALNUT ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Laurel Mountain:

  • Wyo Tech-Blairsville (about 17 miles; Blairsville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,602)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 19 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 21 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)
  • Seton Hill University (about 21 miles; Greensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,167)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (about 28 miles; Indiana, PA; FT enrollment: 14,471)
  • Saint Francis University (about 36 miles; Loretto, PA; FT enrollment: 2,636)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 39 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)

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Park in Laurel Mountain: Laurel Mountain Park (1). Display/hide its location 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 102. This is worse than average.

City:

102
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.409. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.409
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.53. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.53
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 5.07. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.07
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0476. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0476
U.S.:

0.0147
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.7%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.1 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  64.1%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  2.6%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.3% of all households

Laurel Mountain compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Laurel Mountain travel time to work - commute Laurel Mountain mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Laurel Mountain borough (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%
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 1$300
Totals for Government 0$0 1$300

Laurel Mountain government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $14,000 ($84.34)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($48.19)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($18.07)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($12.05)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($6.02)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($6.02)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($24.10)

Laurel Mountain government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($12.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($30.12)
    All Other: $1,000 ($6.02)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $13,000 ($78.31)
    Property: $10,000 ($60.24)
    NEC: $4,000 ($24.10)

Laurel Mountain government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $66,000 ($397.59)

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 Laurel Mountain:

  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYSN (1330 AM; 5 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCCS (1160 AM; 10 kW; HOMER CITY, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WKHB (620 AM; 6 kW; IRWIN, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WAVL (910 AM; 5 kW; APOLLO, PA; Owner: EVANGEL HEIGHTS ASSEMBLY OF GOD)
  • WCNS (1480 AM; 1 kW; LATROBE, PA; Owner: LONGO MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WQTW (1570 AM; 1 kW; LATROBE, PA; Owner: L. STANLEY WALL)
  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Laurel Mountain:

  • WQEJ (89.7 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WFRJ (88.9 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKYE (95.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WQKK (92.1 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WUZY (97.7 FM; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN,INC.)
  • WCCL (101.7 FM; CENTRAL CITY, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLSW (103.9 FM; SCOTTDALE, PA; Owner: L. STANLEY WALL)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMTZ (96.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQZS (93.3 FM; MEYERSDALE, PA; Owner: ROGER WAHL)
  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAYC (100.9 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKGO (106.1 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WLIC (97.1 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WMAJ-FM (104.9 FM; HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • W294AE (106.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBXQ (94.7 FM; CRESSON, PA; Owner: SOUNDS GOOD, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Laurel Mountain:

  • WWCP-TV (Channel 8; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: PEAK MEDIA OF PA LICENSEE LLC)
  • WNPA (Channel 19; JEANNETTE, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PITTSBURGH INC.)
  • WTAE-TV (Channel 4; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WTAE HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WJAC-TV (Channel 6; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WPXI-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLLS-LP (Channel 49; INDIANA, PA; Owner: LARRY L. SCHRECONGOST)
  • WCWB (Channel 22; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WCWB LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPCB-TV (Channel 40; GREENSBURG, PA; Owner: CORNERSTONE TELEVISION, INC.)
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