Sandy, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 1,429. Population change since 2000: -15.3%
Males: 713  (49.9%)
Females: 716  (50.1%)
Median resident age:  52.5 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 15801.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,486 (it was $33,902 in 2000)
Sandy:

$34,486
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,857 (it was $16,968 in 2000)

Sandy CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $72,386 (it was $53,500 in 2000)
Sandy:

$72,386
PA:

$164,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $104,202; Detached houses: $110,866; Townhouses or other attached units: $111,081; In 2-unit structures: $52,094; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $115,070; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $122,724; Mobile homes: $42,209

Median gross rent in 2013: $617.

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  • Races in Sandy, PA (2010)

    Sandy races chart
    • 1,39297.4%White alone
    • 100.7%Black alone
    • 100.7%Hispanic
    • 90.6%Two or more races
    • 60.4%Asian alone
    • 20.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Sandy: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (29.0%), German (19.9%), Italian (12.1%), Dutch (7.6%), English (5.9%), Irish (5.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1500 feet

Land area: 1.40 square miles.

Population density: 1,019 people per square mile   (low).

Sandy,PA real estate house value index trend

Sandy, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Sandy:

  • High school or higher: 82.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sandy CDP:

  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

12 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.0%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,212 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $940 (1.3%)

Sandy satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (78.2 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (205.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: DuBois, PA (1.0 miles ), Falls Creek borough, PA (1.7 miles ), Sykesville borough, PA (2.2 miles ), Treasure Lake, PA (2.2 miles ), Troutville borough, PA (2.4 miles ), Reynoldsville borough, PA (2.5 miles ), Brockway borough, PA (3.1 miles ), Crenshaw, PA (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 41.11 N, Longitude: 78.77 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 814

Sandy household income distribution Sandy home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.3%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (4%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (22%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)

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

Average climate in Sandy, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sandy-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 34% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.3 miles away from the Sandy place center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 tornado 25.0 miles away from the place center killed 7 people and injured 30 people.

Earthquake activity:

Sandy-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% 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 88.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 128.6 miles away from Sandy 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 153.2 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 119.9 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 299.4 miles away from Sandy 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 154.7 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 Clearfield County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Sandy:

  • DUBOIS REGIONAL MED HH SERVICE (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; DUBOIS, PA)
  • DUBOIS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 1 miles away; DUBOIS, PA)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE DUBOIS (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; DUBOIS, PA)
  • CHRIST THE KING MANOR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; DUBOIS, PA)
  • TRI-COUNTY NURSING, LLC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; BROCKWAY, PA)
  • GUARDIAN HOME AND COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; BROCKWAY, PA)
  • HIGHLAND VIEW HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BROCKWAY, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sandy:

  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (about 33 miles; Clarion, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,771)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (about 40 miles; Indiana, PA; FT enrollment: 14,471)
  • Saint Francis University (about 43 miles; Loretto, PA; FT enrollment: 2,636)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 44 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,656)
  • Wyo Tech-Blairsville (about 52 miles; Blairsville, PA; FT enrollment: 2,602)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (about 53 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 45,483)
  • Pennsylvania State University-World Campus (about 53 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 4,893)

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Notable location: Sandy Township Hose Company 1 Station 36 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Sandy: Mount Zion Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Clearfield 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 67.7. This is about average.

City:

67.7
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.5%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.5%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.5%
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: 0.0% of all households
100 people in nursing homes in 2000
8 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Sandy, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Sandy compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly 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:

7.9
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Sandy travel time to work - commute Sandy mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (94%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Wood (2%)

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 Sandy CDP (based on Clearfield County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic19,33121
Mainline Protestant15,065101
Evangelical Protestant7,51371
Orthodox5196
Black Protestant1171
Other523
None39,045-
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: 16
Clearfield County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Clearfield County:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Clearfield County:

4.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 59
Here:

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.1%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Clearfield County:

30.2%
Pennsylvania:

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

9.7%
State:

11.5%

3.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,502 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.72%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, PA  0.72% ($28,138 average AGI)
from Centre County, PA  0.61% ($30,489)
from Blair County, PA  0.13% ($26,810)


3.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.95%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($175 average AGI)
Clearfield County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, PA  0.70% ($28,109 average AGI)
to Centre County, PA  0.50% ($29,865)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.22% ($30,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sandy:

  • WCED (1420 AM; 5 kW; DU BOIS, PA; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, LLC)
  • WECZ (1540 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCPA (900 AM; 3 kW; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: CLEARFIELD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WCCS (1160 AM; 10 kW; HOMER CITY, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WPHB (1260 AM; 5 kW; PHILIPSBURG, PA)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sandy:

  • W221BD (92.1 FM; DU BOIS, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOWQ (102.1 FM; DU BOIS, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WDBA (107.3 FM; DU BOIS, PA; Owner: DU BOIS AREA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WOKW (102.9 FM; CURWENSVILLE, PA; Owner: RAYMARK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDSN (106.5 FM; REYNOLDSVILLE, PA; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQYX (93.1 FM; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: CLEARFIELD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WJNG (100.5 FM; JOHNSONBURG, PA; Owner: STRATTAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKBI-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MARYS, PA; Owner: THE ELK-CAMERON BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMKX (105.5 FM; BROOKVILLE, PA; Owner: STRATTAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYTR (103.3 FM; BROOKVILLE, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WUBZ-FM (105.9 FM; PHILIPSBURG, PA; Owner: MOSHANNON VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMAJ-FM (104.9 FM; HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WPSU-FM (91.5 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W294AE (106.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WJHT (107.9 FM; PORT MATILDA, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WGMR (101.1 FM; TYRONE, PA; Owner: CARY H. SIMPSON DBA ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WPXZ-FM (104.1 FM; PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WDDH (97.5 FM; ST. MARYS, PA; Owner: LAUREL MEDIA, INC.)
  • W267AC (101.3 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WFGY (98.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Sandy:

  • WPSX-TV (Channel 3; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W45BT (Channel 45; BROOKVILLE, PA; Owner: CORNERSTONE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • Sandy, Pennsylvania
  • Fatal accident count26
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents47
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:8
  • Fatalities29
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents90
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Pennsylvania average
  • Fatal accident count95
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents139
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons30
  • Fatalities102
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents243
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents19
See more detailed statistics of Sandy fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 38Number of bridges
  • 179m587ftTotal length
  • $12,000Total costs
  • 308,709Total average daily traffic
  • 76,632Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 261960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2012
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sandy, PA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • RICHARD M SNAVELY, N Of Tr403 W Of Kilmer Rd (Lat: 41.191111 Lon: -78.690556), Type: 99.3, Overall height: 98.4 m
    Registrant: 8143711330, Wdba@wdba.Com, 28 W SCRIBNER AVE
  • N Of Tr403 W Of Kilmer Rd (Lat: 41.191111 Lon: -78.690556), Type: 99.3, Overall height: 98.4 m
    Registrant: 8143711330, Wdba@wdba.Com, 28 W SCRIBNER AVE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • I-80 @ Mm105.5 (Lat: 41.121694 Lon: -78.617056), Type: Pole, Structure height: 0 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WQMJ929
    Assigned Frequencies: 1.64000 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2010, Expiration Date: 08/30/2020, Certifier: Michael S Summerville
    Registrant: Commonwealth Of Pennslvania, Department Of Transportion, 1700 & Arsenal Blvd, Harrisburg, PA 17120, Phone: (717) 783-2889, Fax: (717) 783-4438, Email:

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