Shanksville, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2014: 232 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.3%
 
Males: 112  (48.3%)
Females: 120  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  34.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 15560.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $63,019 (it was $29,792 in 2000)
Shanksville:

$63,019
PA:

$56,907

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $29,131 (it was $14,500 in 2000)

Shanksville borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $87,945 (it was $58,800 in 2000)
Shanksville:

$87,945
PA:

$174,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $104,988; Detached houses: $108,134

Median gross rent in 2016: $758.

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  • Races in Shanksville, PA (2010)

    Shanksville races chart
    • 22594.9%White alone
    • 73.0%Two or more races
    • 10.4%Black alone
    • 10.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.4%Asian alone
    • 10.4%Other race alone
    • 10.4%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Shanksville: 92.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (43.9%), English (10.6%), American (8.3%), Polish (6.1%), Pennsylvania German (3.8%), Italian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/25/1913

Elevation: 2230 feet

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 1,318 people per square mile   (low).

Shanksville, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Shanksville:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shanksville borough:

  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 60.4%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 2.2%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

7 residents are foreign born

This borough:

3.0%
Pennsylvania:

6.4%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Shanksville, Pennsylvania as of November 12, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Shanksville to the number of sex offenders is 240 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $992 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,112 (1.7%)

Shanksville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (63.7 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (199.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Indian Lake borough, PA (1.8 miles ), Friedens, PA (2.3 miles ), Stoystown borough, PA (2.5 miles ), Berlin borough, PA (2.7 miles ), New Baltimore, PA (2.7 miles) , Central City borough, PA (2.9 miles ), Cairnbrook, PA (2.9 miles ), Hooversville borough, PA (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 40.02 N, Longitude: 78.91 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 814

Shanksville household income distribution Shanksville home values distribution

Shanksville tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+4.3%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (19%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (24%)
  • Community and social service occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Production occupations (4%)
  • Transportation occupations (4%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Shanksville, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Shanksville-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.8 miles away from the Shanksville borough center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.2 miles away from the borough center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shanksville-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 128.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 161.1 miles away from Shanksville 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 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 297.9 miles away from the city 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 176.6 miles away from Shanksville 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 165.9 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 Somerset County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Shanksville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Shanksville:

  • MEADOW VIEW NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BERLIN, PA)
  • HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; SOMERSET, PA)
  • SOMERSET HOSPITAL IN TOUCH HOS (Hospital, about 9 miles away; SOMERSET, PA)
  • PRODIGY DIALYSIS, LLC - SOMERSET (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; SOMERSET, PA)
  • DAVITA - SOMERSET COUNTY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; SOMERSET, PA)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE JOHNSTOWN (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; SOMERSET, PA)
  • SOMERSET HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; SOMERSET, PA)

Operable nuclear power plant near Shanksville:

  • 17 miles: Three Mile Island 1 in Londonderry Twp., PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shanksville:

  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 18 miles; Johnstown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,815)
  • Frostburg State University (about 26 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 27 miles; Cumberland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Wyo Tech-Blairsville (about 35 miles; Blairsville, PA; FT enrollment: 2,602)
  • Saint Francis University (about 37 miles; Loretto, PA; FT enrollment: 2,636)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 38 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)
  • Seton Hill University (about 40 miles; Greensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,167)

Public high school in Shanksville:

Public elementary/middle schools in Shanksville:

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Notable location: Shanksville Volunteer Fire Company (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Somerset County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 94.4. This is worse than average.

City:

94.4
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.216. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.216
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 7.93. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.93
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.878. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.878
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 25.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0476. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0476
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 6.7%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.7 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  68.2%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  12.5%
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: 2.3% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shanksville borough (based on Somerset County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant20,67891
Evangelical Protestant13,61193
Catholic10,29815
Other1,0225
Orthodox3435
None31,790-
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: 18
Somerset County:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Somerset County:

3.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
Here:

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Somerset County:

29.1%
Pennsylvania:

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

10.3%
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 2$489
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$190
Totals for Government 0$0 8$679

Shanksville government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($25.86)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($25.86)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($17.24)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($12.93)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($12.93)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($8.62)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($4.31)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($4.31)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($4.31)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($4.31)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($25.86)

Shanksville government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $3,000 ($12.93)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($30.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($17.24)
    All Other: $1,000 ($4.31)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $12,000 ($51.72)
    NEC: $3,000 ($12.93)
    Property: $2,000 ($8.62)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $141,000 ($607.76)

3.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,739 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.14%
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 Cambria County, PA  0.84% ($34,793 average AGI)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.20% ($36,820)
from Westmoreland County, PA  0.18% ($43,982)


3.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,309 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.42%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cambria County, PA  0.82% ($32,854 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.24% ($31,507)
to Westmoreland County, PA  0.19% ($34,263)

Strongest AM radio stations in Shanksville:

  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WYSN (1330 AM; 5 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHJB (1600 AM; 5 kW; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: JOHN H. CESSNA)
  • WCBC (1270 AM; 5 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: CUMBERLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCCS (1160 AM; 10 kW; HOMER CITY, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WBFD (1310 AM; 3 kW; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKHB (620 AM; 6 kW; IRWIN, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shanksville:

  • WCCL (101.7 FM; CENTRAL CITY, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAYC (100.9 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUZY (97.7 FM; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN,INC.)
  • WQZS (93.3 FM; MEYERSDALE, PA; Owner: ROGER WAHL)
  • WQEJ (89.7 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • 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.)
  • WLIC (97.1 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WFRB-FM (105.3 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WSKE (104.3 FM; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • WDZN (100.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)
  • WMAJ-FM (104.9 FM; HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBXQ (94.7 FM; CRESSON, PA; Owner: SOUNDS GOOD, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Shanksville:

  • WNPA (Channel 19; JEANNETTE, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PITTSBURGH INC.)
  • W57BM (Channel 57; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: PALM TELEVISION, L.P.)
  • WWCP-TV (Channel 8; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: PEAK MEDIA OF PA LICENSEE LLC)
  • WJAC-TV (Channel 6; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WPXI-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)

Shanksville fatal accident list:

Aug 8, 1981 09:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 19m62ftTotal length
  • $1,000Total costs
  • 22,311Total average daily traffic
  • 1,606Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,369Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • WPIA-SHANKSVILLE, 1325 Cornerstone Rd. (Lat: 40.015778 Lon: -78.898472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQAM590
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHzGrant Date: 05/08/2014, Expiration Date: 07/02/2024, Certifier: Roy L Fritz JrRegistrant: R. Fritz Enterprises Inc., 326 Vanyo Road, Berlin, PA 15530, Phone: (814) 267-4204, Fax: (814) 267-4635, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N3GTO, Previous Call Sign: KA3NVZ, Grant Date: 01/17/1989, Expiration Date: 01/17/1999, Cancellation Date: 01/18/2001, Registrant: Dennis W Steckman, Shanksville, PA 15560

Most common first names in Shanksville, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George677.0 years
John584.6 years
Charles385.7 years
Elsie378.3 years
Kenneth374.4 years
Mary376.3 years
Robert374.0 years
Richard368.3 years
William369.0 years
James285.0 years
Most common last names in Shanksville, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lambert783.1 years
Stull680.2 years
Baltzer469.8 years
Miller481.2 years
Christner374.0 years
Brant383.6 years
Landis381.6 years
Young376.1 years
Walker362.3 years
Gurley268.6 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (60%)
  • Coal or coke (33%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Shanksville compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
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