Shirleysburg, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 149 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.4%
 
Males: 65  (44.1%)
Females: 84  (55.9%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip code: 17260

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,730 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Shirleysburg:

$32,730
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,202 (it was $13,586 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $48,176 (it was $42,200 in 2000)
Shirleysburg:

$48,176
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $58,440; Detached houses: $75,536; Mobile homes: $36,682

Median gross rent in 2012: $242.

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Shirleysburg races chart
  • White alone - 145 (96.7%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (2.0%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.7%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Shirleysburg: 93.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (31.6%), Dutch (9.7%), English (7.7%), Irish (7.7%), Portuguese (7.7%), United States (6.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/03/1837

Elevation: 606 feet

Land area: 0.16 square miles.

Population density: 935 people per square mile   (low).

Shirleysburg, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Shirleysburg:

  • High school or higher: 80.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shirleysburg borough:

  • Never married: 31.5%
  • Now married: 38.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 25.8%
  • Divorced: 3.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $770 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $633 (1.1%)

Shirleysburg satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (64.9 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (95.6 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (145.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Orbisonia borough, PA (2.0 miles ), Rockhill Furnace borough, PA (2.0 miles ), Rockhill borough, PA (2.0 miles ), Kistler borough, PA (2.4 miles ), Mount Union borough, PA (2.5 miles ), Cedar Crest, PA (2.6 miles) , Newton Hamilton borough, PA (2.6 miles ), Mapleton borough, PA (2.7 miles ).

Latitude: 40.30 N, Longitude: 77.87 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 814

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

6.9%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (52%)
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (45%)
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (19%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Secondary school teachers (8%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (8%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Child care workers (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)

Average climate in Shirleysburg, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

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

On 4/16/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.4 miles away from the Shirleysburg borough center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/20/1989, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 20.4 miles away from the borough center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shirleysburg-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 155.6 miles away from the city 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 96.9 miles away from Shirleysburg center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 193.9 miles away from the city 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 98.5 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 311.0 miles away from Shirleysburg 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 187.4 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 Huntingdon County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tropical Depressions: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Shirleysburg topographic map

Birthplace of: R.W. Dromgold - Businessperson and Los Angeles.

Hospitals and medical centers near Shirleysburg:

  • US RENAL CARE HUNTINGDON (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; HUNTINGDON, PA)
  • J C BLAIR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; HUNTINGDON, PA)

Amtrak station near Shirleysburg:

  • 15 miles: HUNTINGDON (402 ALLEGHENY ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, snack bar.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shirleysburg:

  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 25 miles; Shippensburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 7,051)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 33 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,656)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (about 35 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 45,483)
  • Dickinson College (about 37 miles; Carlisle, PA; FT enrollment: 2,505)
  • Pennsylvania State University-World Campus (about 38 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 4,893)
  • Saint Francis University (about 43 miles; Loretto, PA; FT enrollment: 2,636)
  • Gettysburg College (about 47 miles; Gettysburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,772)

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Huntingdon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 33.1%
(30.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.4 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  58.1%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  6.5%
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: 1.6% of all households

Shirleysburg compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (80%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shirleysburg borough (based on Huntingdon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.43%
Here: 39.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the BrethrenEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents31.1%14.7%8.1%6.8%6.4%
Congregations37.8%3.1%10.2%5.5%5.5%
NameChristian and Missionary AllianceUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents4.7%4.7%4.0%3.8%15.6%
Congregations2.4%6.3%3.1%3.1%22.8%
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: 7
Huntingdon County:

1.54 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Huntingdon County:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Huntingdon County:

3.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Huntingdon County:

28.8%
Pennsylvania:

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

9.7%
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

3.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,738 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.34%
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 Centre County, PA  0.41% ($48,794 average AGI)
from Blair County, PA  0.33% ($31,800)
from Mifflin County, PA  0.27% ($31,978)


3.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,587 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.86%
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 Blair County, PA  0.56% ($42,670 average AGI)
to Mifflin County, PA  0.38% ($28,794)
to Centre County, PA  0.32% ($40,623)

Strongest AM radio stations in Shirleysburg:

  • WHUN (1150 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIEZ (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WKMC (1370 AM; 5 kW; ROARING SPRING, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFBG (1290 AM; 5 kW; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shirleysburg:

  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WLAK (103.5 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WWLY (106.3 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES,LLC)
  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WJSM-FM (92.7 FM; MARTINSBURG, PA; Owner: MARTINSBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMAJ-FM (104.9 FM; HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WQJU (107.1 FM; MIFFLINTOWN, PA; Owner: CENTRAL PA CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WJRC (90.9 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: SALT AND LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC)
  • W294AE (106.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WJUN-FM (92.5 FM; MEXICO, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC.)
  • W267AC (101.3 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WVNW (96.7 FM; BURNHAM, PA; Owner: WVNW, INC.)
  • WBUS (93.7 FM; BOALSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBHV (103.1 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJHT (107.9 FM; PORT MATILDA, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WAYC (100.9 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W270AG (101.9 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCHX (105.5 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: MIFFLIN COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFGY (98.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)

Shirleysburg fatal accident list:

Jul 4, 1976 07:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA3OOJ
    Grant Date: 11/07/1995, Expiration Date: 11/07/2005, Cancellation Date: 11/08/2007
    Registrant: Crist C Flasher, Rr 1 Box 95a, Shirleysburg, PA 17260
  • Call Sign: N3YSO
    Grant Date: 02/20/1997, Expiration Date: 02/20/2007, Cancellation Date: 02/21/2009
    Registrant: Wilbur D Hardy, Shirleysburg, PA 17260
  • Call Sign: WA3HSM
    Grant Date: 10/12/1993, Expiration Date: 10/12/2003, Cancellation Date: 10/13/2005
    Registrant: Robert W Mock, Box 98 Rd 1, Shirleysburg, PA 17260

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • SMITH BRUCE J III, Rr 1 Box 120, Shirleysburg, PA 17260
    Certificate: 00-1479 (Individual), Certificate Issue Date: 08/11/2000, Expiration Date: 08/10/2001

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PANDOLFINO SAM A PACESETTER (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320-A2A (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 160ST , Serial Number: 1001, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 08/19/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Sam A Pandolfino, Po Box 1, Shirleysburg, PA 17260
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 175A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GO-300 SERIES (175 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7988T , Serial Number: 56688, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 05/04/1960
    Registrant (Individual): David W Booher, 18860 Beers Rd, Shirleysburg, PA 17260
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8902C , Serial Number: 22-1501, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 08/20/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Rd 1 Box 36, Shirleysburg, PA 17260

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