Sykesville, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 1,152 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.5%
 
Males: 610  (53.0%)
Females: 542  (47.0%)
Median resident age:  40.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 15865.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,659 (it was $26,719 in 2000)
Sykesville:

$33,659
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,282 (it was $14,398 in 2000)

Sykesville borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $65,002 (it was $46,500 in 2000)
Sykesville:

$65,002
PA:

$164,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $564.

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  • Races in Sykesville, PA (2010)

    Sykesville races chart
    • 1,13598.1%White alone
    • 80.7%Two or more races
    • 70.6%Hispanic
    • 30.3%Black alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone
    • 10.09%American Indian alone
    • 10.09%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Sykesville: 92.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.2%), Italian (14.2%), United States (12.3%), Polish (8.0%), Slovak (8.0%), Irish (7.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/14/1907

Elevation: 1360 feet

Land area: 1.59 square miles.

Population density: 726 people per square mile   (low).

Sykesville,PA real estate house value index trend

Sykesville, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Sykesville:

  • High school or higher: 84.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sykesville borough:

  • Never married: 31.8%
  • Now married: 46.9%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

4 residents are foreign born

This borough:

0.3%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Sykesville, Pennsylvania as of July 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sykesville to the number of sex offenders is 1,146 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $863 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $860 (1.2%)

Sykesville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (73.8 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (206.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Troutville borough, PA (1.6 miles ), Reynoldsville borough, PA (2.2 miles ), Sandy, PA (2.2 miles ), DuBois, PA (2.4 miles ), Big Run borough, PA (2.5 miles ), Falls Creek borough, PA (2.6 miles ), Treasure Lake, PA (3.1 miles ), Punxsutawney borough, PA (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 41.05 N, Longitude: 78.82 W

Area code: 814

Sykesville household income distribution Sykesville home values distribution

Crime rates in Sykesville by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 1002100000
per 100,000 80.20.00.0163.181.90.00.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 0002100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0163.181.90.00.00.00.00.0
Thefts 431321200000
per 100,000 320.8239.81,057.8163.1982.80.00.00.00.00.0
Auto thefts 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Arson 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 293.5) 29.49.843.151.562.60.00.00.00.00.0

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Sykesville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.88
Pennsylvania average:

2.58
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.8%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -155 (-11.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Sykesville, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sykesville-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the Sykesville borough center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 tornado 28.3 miles away from the borough center killed 7 people and injured 30 people.

Earthquake activity:

Sykesville-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 87.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 127.4 miles away from Sykesville 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 154.2 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 119.8 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 304.0 miles away from Sykesville 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 336.3 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 Jefferson County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sykesville topographic map

Birthplace of: Elmer Madar - Football player and coach.

Hospitals and medical centers near Sykesville:

  • DUBOIS REGIONAL MED HH SERVICE (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; DUBOIS, PA)
  • DUBOIS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; DUBOIS, PA)
  • CHRIST THE KING MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DUBOIS, PA)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE DUBOIS (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; DUBOIS, PA)
  • MULBERRY SQUARE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA)
  • PUNXSUTAWNEY HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA)
  • TRI-COUNTY NURSING, LLC (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; BROCKWAY, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sykesville:

  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (about 31 miles; Clarion, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,771)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (about 35 miles; Indiana, PA; FT enrollment: 14,471)
  • Saint Francis University (about 39 miles; Loretto, PA; FT enrollment: 2,636)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 42 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,656)
  • Wyo Tech-Blairsville (about 47 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 54 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 4,893)

Library in Sykesville:

  • SYKESVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $53,192; Location: 21 EAST MAIN ST; 18,287 books; 172 audio materials; 304 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 41 print serial subscriptions)

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

Cemetery: Shaffer Memorial Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sugarcamp Run (A), Buck Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Amusements of Rodchester Inc (Arcades & Amusements; Van Woert Street).

Jefferson 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 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 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.4%
Average household size:
This borough:  2.2 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  57.4%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  10.6%
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

Sykesville, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Sykesville compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Sykesville (2011 data):

  • Community First Bank: Sykesville Branch at 101 Sykes Street, branch established on 1997/12/09. Info updated 2006/06/14: Bank assets: $87.7 mil, Deposits: $73.8 mil, headquarters in Reynoldsville, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Community First Bancorp, Inc.
  • Northwest Savings Bank: Sykesville Branch at 2 East Main Street, branch established on 1953/06/01. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $7,975.9 mil, Deposits: $5,985.6 mil, headquarters in Warren, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 172 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sykesville borough (based on Jefferson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant10,52776
Catholic10,34112
Evangelical Protestant5,37954
Other3642
None18,589-
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: 11
Jefferson County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Jefferson County:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Jefferson County:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.0%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

26.2%
Pennsylvania:

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

11.7%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,330
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$3,935
Streets and Highways 2$8,138$48,8280$0
Local Libraries 0$0 3$4,511
Totals for Government 2$8,138$48,8285$9,776

4.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,127 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.24%
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 Clearfield County, PA  1.22% ($28,109 average AGI)
from Clarion County, PA  0.39% ($27,775)
from Indiana County, PA  0.30% ($36,455)


4.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,973 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
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 Clearfield County, PA  1.23% ($28,138 average AGI)
to Indiana County, PA  0.38% ($23,357)
to Clarion County, PA  0.37% ($27,045)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sykesville:

  • 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)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAVL (910 AM; 5 kW; APOLLO, PA; Owner: EVANGEL HEIGHTS ASSEMBLY OF GOD)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sykesville:

  • WOWQ (102.1 FM; DU BOIS, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WOKW (102.9 FM; CURWENSVILLE, PA; Owner: RAYMARK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WQYX (93.1 FM; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: CLEARFIELD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WDSN (106.5 FM; REYNOLDSVILLE, PA; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDBA (107.3 FM; DU BOIS, PA; Owner: DU BOIS AREA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WYTR (103.3 FM; BROOKVILLE, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMKX (105.5 FM; BROOKVILLE, PA; Owner: STRATTAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPXZ-FM (104.1 FM; PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, 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.)
  • W221BD (92.1 FM; DU BOIS, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMAJ-FM (104.9 FM; HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • W294AE (106.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WUBZ-FM (105.9 FM; PHILIPSBURG, PA; Owner: MOSHANNON VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W267AC (101.3 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WPRR (100.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: VITAL LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFGY (98.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WKYE-FM1 (95.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WINSTON RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WJHT (107.9 FM; PORT MATILDA, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WALY (103.9 FM; BELLWOOD, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sykesville:

  • WPSX-TV (Channel 3; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W45BT (Channel 45; BROOKVILLE, PA; Owner: CORNERSTONE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WLLS-LP (Channel 49; INDIANA, PA; Owner: LARRY L. SCHRECONGOST)

Sykesville fatal accident list:

May 2, 2006 11:03 AM, Us-119, Paradise Rd, Lat: 41.04602, Lon: -78.82606, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 14, 1986 10:40 AM, 00338, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 3, 1980 03:00 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • $1,000Total costs
  • 6,428Total average daily traffic
  • 500Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,963Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Sykesville)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SYKESVILLE, Blose Hill Road (Lat: 41.038611 Lon: -78.834028), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 122.2 m, Overall height: 127.7 m, Call Sign: WQQV503
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/11/2013, Expiration Date: 03/11/2023, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Sykesville, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2982.7 years
John2675.9 years
Joseph2174.5 years
Helen1781.4 years
George1474.2 years
Robert1369.9 years
Anna1279.9 years
William1274.4 years
Andrew1076.8 years
James1066.0 years
Most common last names in Sykesville, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Reiter980.7 years
Mowrey981.4 years
Zimmerman878.1 years
Smith770.1 years
Buhite789.3 years
Miller681.4 years
Haag683.5 years
Carney573.0 years
Meholick577.4 years
Dechurch580.8 years
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