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Population in 2010: 1,429. Population change since 2000: -15.3%
Males: 775  (54.3%)
Females: 654  (45.7%)

Median resident age:  45.1 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 15801.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,692 (it was $33,902 in 2000)
Sandy:

$38,692
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,688

Sandy CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,784 (it was $53,500 in 2000)
Sandy:

$70,784
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $80,672; Detached houses: $80,672

Median gross rent in 2012: $671.

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  • White alone - 1,392 (97.4%)
  • Black alone - 10 (0.7%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sandy: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (28.5%), German (18.5%), Italian (13.5%), Dutch (8.5%), Irish (6.6%), English (5.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1500 feet

Land area: 1.40 square miles.

Population density: 1,019 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Sandy:

  • High school or higher: 83.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sandy CDP:

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 48.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 16.8%

19 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.7%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,281 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,160 (1.6%)

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

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Sandy, Pennsylvania - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.3%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (52%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Information (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Sandy-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 3% 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 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 88.4 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 62.4 miles away from Sandy 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 Clearfield County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Sandy:

  • DUBOIS REGIONAL MED HH SERVICE (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; DUBOIS, PA)
  • DUBOIS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 1 miles away; DUBOIS, PA)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE DUBOIS (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; DUBOIS, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sandy:

  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (about 33 miles; Clarion, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,473)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (about 40 miles; Indiana, PA; FT enrollment: 12,422)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 44 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,924)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (about 53 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 43,065)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 59 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,925)
  • Butler County Community College (about 62 miles; Butler, PA; FT enrollment: 2,380)
  • Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (about 67 miles; Slippery Rock, PA; FT enrollment: 7,651)

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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
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.7%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sandy, PA


100 people in nursing homes in 2000
8 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Sandy compared to Pennsylvania state average:

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  • Median house value 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 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


Sandy travel time to work - commute


Sandy mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

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Religion statistics for Sandy CDP (based on Clearfield County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.57%
Here51.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian and Missionary Alliance
Adherents42.3%24.4%7.6%5.6%5.1%
Congregations9.8%35.1%6.2%7.7%6.2%
NameChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Assemblies of GodSalvation ArmyLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.5%1.2%0.9%0.9%10.5%
Congregations1.0%2.6%1.0%1.0%29.4%
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: 16
Here:

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.
Pennsylvania:

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
This county:

4.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

10.1%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.2%
State:

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

9.7%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

3.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,003 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.79%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($226 average AGI)
Clearfield County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jefferson County, PA  0.64% ($26,381 average AGI)
from Centre County, PA  0.49% ($26,831)
from Elk County, PA  0.15% ($36,413)


4.33% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,701 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.33%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Jefferson County, PA  0.74% ($27,382 average AGI)
to Centre County, PA  0.58% ($30,517)
to Blair County, PA  0.18% ($33,709)

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 count: 25
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 44
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 8
  • Fatalities: 28
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 85
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Pennsylvania average:
  • Fatal accident count: 92
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 133
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 99
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 230
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18
See more detailed statistics of Sandy fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 38
Total length: 179 meters (587ft)
Total costs: $12,000
Total average daily traffic: 308,709
Total average daily truck traffic: 76,632

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 26
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 1
  • 2010-2012: 1
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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