South Philipsburg, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 410.
Population change since 2000: -6.4%
Males: 187  (45.7%)
Females: 223  (54.3%)
Median resident age:

46.9 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 16866.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,984 (it was $35,139 in 2000)
South Philipsburg:

$58,984
PA:

$63,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,989 (it was $15,853 in 2000)

South Philipsburg borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $118,849 (it was $59,400 in 2000)
South Philipsburg:

$118,849
PA:

$192,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $133,503; detached houses: $147,742; mobile homes: $45,507

Median gross rent in 2019: $869.

March 2019 cost of living index in South Philipsburg: 97.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.0%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in South Philipsburg, PA (2019)
    • 47193.5%White alone
    • 153.0%Black alone
    • 132.6%Two or more races

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Ancestries: German (44.0%), American (30.5%), English (11.3%), Swedish (6.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1458 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 1,568 people per square mile   (low).

South Philipsburg, Pennsylvania map

5 residents are foreign born

This borough:

1.1%
Pennsylvania:

4.1%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
South Philipsburg borough:

1.4% ($857)
Pennsylvania:

1.6% ($1,552)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (97.3 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (173.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Chester Hill borough, PA (0.8 miles ),
Philipsburg borough, PA (0.8 miles ),
North Philipsburg, PA (1.2 miles ),
Hawk Run, PA (1.6 miles ),
Osceola Mills borough, PA (1.9 miles ),
West Decatur, PA (2.1 miles ),
Morrisdale, PA (2.1 miles ),
Blue Ball, PA (2.1 miles )

Latitude: 40.89 N, Longitude: 78.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 814

Distribution of median household income in South Philipsburg, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in South Philipsburg, PA in 2019

Property values in South Philipsburg, PA

South Philipsburg satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.7%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Most common industries in South Philipsburg, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Public administration (11.8%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.1%)
  • Machinery (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (14.7%)
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Machinery (6.6%)
  • Utilities (5.9%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.4%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.6%)
  • Educational services (11.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.2%)
  • Public administration (8.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
Most common occupations in South Philipsburg, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (16.5%)
  • Cashiers (7.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)

Average climate in South Philipsburg, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

South Philipsburg, Pennsylvania average temperatures South Philipsburg, Pennsylvania average precipitation South Philipsburg, Pennsylvania humidity South Philipsburg, Pennsylvania wind speed South Philipsburg, Pennsylvania snowfall South Philipsburg, Pennsylvania sunshine South Philipsburg, Pennsylvania clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.1. This is about average.

City:

76.1
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.31. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.31
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.105. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.105
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.74
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

South Philipsburg-area historical tornado activity is below Pennsylvania state average. It is 45% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.1 miles away from the South Philipsburg borough center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 tornado 48.1 miles away from the borough center killed 4 people and injured 40 people.

Earthquake activity:

South Philipsburg-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 206.5 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 120.8 miles away from South Philipsburg center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 160.8 miles away from South Philipsburg 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 120.8 miles away from South Philipsburg center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 290.0 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 122.4 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 Centre County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
South Philipsburg topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near South Philipsburg:

  • KIDNEY CARE SERVICES OF PHILIPSBURG (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; PHILIPSBURG, PA)
  • MOUNTAIN LAUREL NRC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CLEARFIELD, PA)
  • CLEARFIELD COMMUNITY NURSES (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; CLEARFIELD, PA)
  • OMNI HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; TYRONE, PA)
  • EPWORTH MANOR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; TYRONE, PA)
  • CLEARFIELD HOSP HHS (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; CLEARFIELD, PA)
  • CLEARFIELD HOSP HM HLTH SRVCS (Hospital, about 16 miles away; CLEARFIELD, PA)

Amtrak station near South Philipsburg:

  • 16 miles: TYRONE (10TH & LOGAN AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Philipsburg:

  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (about 20 miles; University Park, PA; Full-time enrollment: 45,483)
  • Pennsylvania State University-World Campus (about 21 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 4,893)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 27 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,656)
  • Saint Francis University (about 35 miles; Loretto, PA; FT enrollment: 2,636)
  • Lock Haven University (about 44 miles; Lock Haven, PA; FT enrollment: 5,184)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (about 53 miles; Indiana, PA; FT enrollment: 14,471)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 54 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,815)

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Centre County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This borough:

2.3 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

66.1%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

6.7%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in South Philipsburg:

Marital status in South Philipsburg, PA
  • Never married: 18.9%
  • Now married: 55.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

For population 25 years and over in South Philipsburg:

  • High school or higher: 76.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

3.0
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for South Philipsburg, PA (based on Centre County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant23,99792
Catholic19,2038
Evangelical Protestant11,66478
Other2,51011
Orthodox2292
Black Protestant1711
None96,216-
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: 20
Centre County:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Centre County:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 40
Centre County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 89
This county:

6.19 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

7.0%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Centre County:

27.1%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Centre County:

10.6%
State:

11.5%

South Philipsburg government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,000 ($4.88)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $26,000 ($63.41)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($31.71)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($24.39)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($7.32)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($4.88)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($4.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($2.44)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General: $4,000 ($9.76)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $29,000 ($70.73)

South Philipsburg government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($24.39)
    Other: $2,000 ($4.88)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $26,000 ($63.41)
    Property: $13,000 ($31.71)
    Other: $5,000 ($12.20)

South Philipsburg government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Other: $7,000 ($17.07)
    Retired Unspecified - Other - Other: $7,000 ($17.07)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Deposits: $94,000 ($229.27)

5.72% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,856 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($359 average AGI)
Centre County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clearfield County, PA  0.37% ($37,809 average AGI)
from Clinton County, PA  0.24% ($59,300)
from Blair County, PA  0.21% ($44,647)


6.64% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,471 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.64%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($616 average AGI)
Centre County:

0.11%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Clearfield County, PA  0.33% ($35,067 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.26% ($45,447)
to Clinton County, PA  0.21% ($38,210)

Strongest AM radio stations in South Philipsburg:

  • WPHB (1260 AM; 5 kW; PHILIPSBURG, PA)
  • WCPA (900 AM; 3 kW; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: CLEARFIELD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WRSC (1390 AM; 2 kW; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIEZ (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WVAM (1430 AM; 5 kW; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: VITAL LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHUN (1150 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFBG (1290 AM; 5 kW; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WTRN (1340 AM; 1 kW; TYRONE, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WCCS (1160 AM; 10 kW; HOMER CITY, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WCED (1420 AM; 5 kW; DU BOIS, PA; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Philipsburg:

  • WUBZ-FM (105.9 FM; PHILIPSBURG, PA; Owner: MOSHANNON VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJHT (107.9 FM; PORT MATILDA, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPSU-FM (91.5 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGMR (101.1 FM; TYRONE, PA; Owner: CARY H. SIMPSON DBA ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WBHV (103.1 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBUS (93.7 FM; BOALSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WQYX (93.1 FM; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: CLEARFIELD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WLAK (103.5 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WOKW (102.9 FM; CURWENSVILLE, PA; Owner: RAYMARK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMAJ-FM (104.9 FM; HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • W294AE (106.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W270AG (101.9 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W267AC (101.3 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WFGY (98.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WKYE-FM1 (95.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WINSTON RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WALY (103.9 FM; BELLWOOD, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WTLR (89.9 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: CENTRAL PENNSYLIA CHRISTIAN INST)
  • WZWW (95.3 FM; BELLEFONTE, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WPRR (100.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: VITAL LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around South Philipsburg:

  • WPSX-TV (Channel 3; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHVL-LP (Channel 29; STATE COLLEGE, ETC., PA; Owner: CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

South Philipsburg fatal accident list:

Sep 4, 1994 10:10 PM, Walnut St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 5, 1977 01:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$99,7904$68,66512$85,2362$28,4051$94,110
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$62,0006$91,1431$39,5200$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$02$88,9200$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0103.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$78,9571$64,9601$32,600
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0103.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in South Philipsburg, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in South Philipsburg, PA - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in South Philipsburg, PA
  • 71.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 21.8%Utility gas
  • 7.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in South Philipsburg, PA
  • 100.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


South Philipsburg 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 significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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