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Population in 2010: 937. Population change since 2000: -1.5%
Males: 364  (38.9%)
Females: 573  (61.1%)

Median resident age:  43.1 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 15754.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,081 (it was $28,427 in 2000)
Lucerne Mines:

$37,081
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,000

Lucerne Mines CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $65,874 (it was $58,000 in 2000)
Lucerne Mines:

$65,874
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $63,249; Detached houses: $63,249

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Lucerne Mines races chart
  • White alone - 907 (96.8%)
  • Two or more races - 18 (1.9%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lucerne Mines: 96.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (29.0%), German (24.6%), Italian (16.7%), United States (8.4%), Dutch (6.2%), Polish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1120 feet

Land area: 0.86 square miles.

Population density: 1,090 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lucerne Mines:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lucerne Mines CDP:

  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 54.0%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

10 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.1%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $669 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $862 (1.4%)

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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 July 2013:
Here:

8.3%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (37%)
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (1%)
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Other services, except public administration (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)

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Tornado activity:

Lucerne Mines-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 6% greater 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 significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 99% 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 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 80.2 miles away from Lucerne Mines 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 Indiana County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Lucerne Mines, 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: 12,422)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 26 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,925)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 31 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 3,608)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 40 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,924)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (about 43 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 9,793)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus (about 43 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 24,077)
  • Butler County Community College (about 45 miles; Butler, PA; FT enrollment: 2,380)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 40.7. This is worse than average.
City:

40.7
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0476. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0476
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.194. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.194
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.55. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.55
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.15
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.9
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.4
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.0%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.0% for American Indian 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lucerne Mines, PA

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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lucerne Mines travel time to work - commute


Lucerne Mines mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Other fuel (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Coal or coke (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.17%
Here43.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOld Order Amish
Adherents34.4%19.8%13.4%8.8%2.6%
Congregations6.8%20.3%14.7%5.6%8.5%
NameChristian and Missionary AllianceAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAAssemblies of GodAmerican Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic ChurchOther
Adherents1.8%1.7%1.7%1.6%14.3%
Congregations2.3%3.4%2.8%1.7%33.9%
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: 12
Here:

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.
Pennsylvania:

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
This county:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.48 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Indiana County:

8.8%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.9%
State:

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

10.6%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

4.52% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,067 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.52%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.25% of residents moved from foreign countries ($253 average AGI)
Indiana County:

0.25%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Westmoreland County, PA  0.56% ($32,086 average AGI)
from Cambria County, PA  0.39% ($25,917)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.34% ($29,702)


5.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,397 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($173 average AGI)
Indiana County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Westmoreland County, PA  0.74% ($31,258 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.54% ($27,000)
to Cambria County, PA  0.41% ($29,414)

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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