Lucerne Mines, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 937. Population change since 2000: -1.5%
Males: 420  (44.9%)
Females: 517  (55.1%)
Median resident age:  48.5 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 15754.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $55,090 (it was $28,427 in 2000)
Lucerne Mines:

$55,090
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,303 (it was $13,976 in 2000)

Lucerne Mines CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $62,716 (it was $58,000 in 2000)
Lucerne Mines:

$62,716
PA:

$164,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $66,993; Detached houses: $68,903

Median gross rent in 2013: $408.

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  • Races in Lucerne Mines, PA (2010)

    Lucerne Mines races chart
    • 90796.8%White alone
    • 181.9%Two or more races
    • 50.5%Black alone
    • 50.5%Hispanic
    • 10.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone

Races in Lucerne Mines detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lucerne Mines: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.8%), Irish (26.4%), Italian (18.9%), Dutch (6.5%), Polish (5.4%), Hungarian (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1120 feet

Land area: 0.86 square miles.

Population density: 1,090 people per square mile   (low).

Lucerne Mines,PA real estate house value index trend

Lucerne Mines, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Lucerne Mines:

  • High school or higher: 84.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.2%
  • Unemployed: 11.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lucerne Mines CDP:

  • Never married: 14.5%
  • Now married: 68.3%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $764 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $857 (1.4%)

Lucerne Mines satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (43.9 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (215.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Homer City borough, PA (1.0 miles ), Graceton, PA (1.8 miles ), Coral, PA (2.0 miles ), Indiana borough, PA (2.1 miles ), Chevy Chase Heights, PA (2.4 miles ), Black Lick, PA (2.5 miles ), Jacksonville, PA (2.7 miles ), Ernest borough, PA (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 40.55 N, Longitude: 79.16 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 724

Lucerne Mines household income distribution Lucerne Mines home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.0%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (46%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (1%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (35%)
  • Production occupations (32%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (4%)
  • Community and social service occupations (1%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (32%)
  • Management occupations (23%)
  • Material moving occupations (23%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Lucerne Mines: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lucerne Mines, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lucerne Mines-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 29% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the Lucerne Mines 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 35.1 miles away from the place center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lucerne Mines-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 91.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 127.2 miles away from Lucerne Mines 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 164.9 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 128.6 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 303.1 miles away from Lucerne Mines center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 340.5 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 Indiana County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lucerne Mines topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lucerne Mines:

  • THE CARING HEART INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; HOMER CITY, PA)
  • BEACON RIDGE, A CHOICE COMM (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; INDIANA, PA)
  • CAMERON MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; INDIANA, PA)
  • INDIANA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; INDIANA, PA)
  • DCI OF INDIANA (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; INDIANA, PA)
  • INDIANA PRESBYTERIAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; INDIANA, PA)
  • JULIA POUND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; INDIANA, PA)

Amtrak station near Lucerne Mines:

  • 20 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 Lucerne Mines:

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (about 5 miles; Indiana, PA; Full-time enrollment: 14,471)
  • Wyo Tech-Blairsville (about 9 miles; Blairsville, PA; FT enrollment: 2,602)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 27 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Seton Hill University (about 28 miles; Greensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,167)
  • Saint Francis University (about 28 miles; Loretto, PA; FT enrollment: 2,636)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 31 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 40 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,656)

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Church in Lucerne Mines: Saint Louis Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Indiana 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 106. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

106
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.409. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 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 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.53
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.80. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.80
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0476. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0476
U.S.:

0.0147
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 2.0%
(2.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.3%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.5%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Lucerne Mines compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Lucerne Mines travel time to work - commute Lucerne Mines mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Lucerne Mines CDP (based on Indiana County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant16,44182
Catholic12,38317
Evangelical Protestant10,777100
Other1,3487
Orthodox4236
Black Protestant2332
None47,275-
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: 12
Indiana County:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Indiana County:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Indiana County:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 48
Here:

5.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Indiana County:

27.9%
Pennsylvania:

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

10.6%
State:

11.5%

4.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,228 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.28%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($159 average AGI)
Indiana County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Westmoreland County, PA  0.56% ($30,446 average AGI)
from Cambria County, PA  0.36% ($38,737)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.35% ($28,802)


4.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,593 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($120 average AGI)
Indiana County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Westmoreland County, PA  0.71% ($29,244 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.53% ($33,396)
to Cambria County, PA  0.34% ($38,556)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lucerne Mines:

  • WCCS (1160 AM; 10 kW; HOMER CITY, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDAD (1450 AM; 1 kW; INDIANA, PA; Owner: RMS MEDIA MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WAVL (910 AM; 5 kW; APOLLO, PA; Owner: EVANGEL HEIGHTS ASSEMBLY OF GOD)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WKHB (620 AM; 6 kW; IRWIN, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WECZ (1540 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA)
  • WPIT (730 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, 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.)
  • WJAS (1320 AM; 6 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lucerne Mines:

  • WLCY (106.3 FM; BLAIRSVILLE, PA; Owner: LONGO MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WQMU (92.5 FM; INDIANA, PA; Owner: RMS MEDIA MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WPCL (97.3 FM; NORTHERN CAMBRIA, PA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE INCORPORATED)
  • WMAJ-FM (104.9 FM; HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • W294AE (106.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W267AC (101.3 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WGLU (99.1 FM; EBENSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMTZ (96.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBXQ (94.7 FM; CRESSON, PA; Owner: SOUNDS GOOD, INC.)
  • WPRR (100.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: VITAL LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFGY (98.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WZPT (100.7 FM; NEW KENSINGTON, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKYE-FM1 (95.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WINSTON RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WALY (103.9 FM; BELLWOOD, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WHPA (93.5 FM; BARNESBORO, PA; Owner: VERNAL ENTERPRISES INC.)
  • WBRX (94.3 FM; PATTON, PA; Owner: SHERLOCK BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Lucerne Mines:

  • WLLS-LP (Channel 49; INDIANA, PA; Owner: LARRY L. SCHRECONGOST)
  • WJAC-TV (Channel 6; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WPXI-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCWB (Channel 22; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WCWB LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTAE-TV (Channel 4; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WTAE HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WPCB-TV (Channel 40; GREENSBURG, PA; Owner: CORNERSTONE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W25AX (Channel 25; KITTANNING, PA; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
  • WNPA (Channel 19; JEANNETTE, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PITTSBURGH INC.)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N3VFH
    Grant Date: 05/01/1995, Expiration Date: 05/01/2005, Cancellation Date: 05/02/2007
    Registrant: Robert E States, Box 9 Hse 177, Lucerne Mines, PA 15754

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