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Population in 2012: 1,146 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.0%
 

Males: 591  (51.6%)
Females: 555  (48.4%)

Median resident age:  41.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 15865.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,182 (it was $26,719 in 2000)
Sykesville:

$32,182
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,979

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $64,666 (it was $46,500 in 2000)
Sykesville:

$64,666
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $60,945; Detached houses: $62,499; Townhouses or other attached units: $52,094; In 2-unit structures: $55,815; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $34,109; Mobile homes: $38,450

Median gross rent in 2012: $502.

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  • White alone - 1,135 (98.1%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (0.7%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.09%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.09%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sykesville: 92.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (20.7%), Italian (14.5%), United States (10.7%), Slovak (9.3%), Polish (9.2%), Irish (8.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/14/1907

Elevation: 1360 feet

Land area: 1.59 square miles.

Population density: 722 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Sykesville:

  • High school or higher: 80.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sykesville borough:

  • Never married: 32.3%
  • Now married: 45.3%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

3 residents are foreign born

This borough:  0.3%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Sykesville, Pennsylvania as of August 27, 2014.
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 2012: $918 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $783 (1.2%)

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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

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Crime rates in Sykesville by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2008 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 100210000
per 100,000 80.20.00.0163.181.90.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 000210000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0163.181.90.00.00.00.0
Thefts 43132120000
per 100,000 320.8239.81057.8163.1982.80.00.00.00.0
Auto thefts 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Arson 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 29.49.843.151.562.60.00.00.00.0

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Crime rate in Sykesville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.87
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -155 (-11.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (17%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Sykesville-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 1% 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 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 87.4 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 63.5 miles away from Sykesville 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 Jefferson County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Elmer Madar - Football player and coach.


Hospitals/medical centers near Sykesville:

  • DUBOIS REGIONAL MED HH SERVICE (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; DUBOIS, PA)
  • DUBOIS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 6 miles away; DUBOIS, PA)
  • CHRIST THE KING MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DUBOIS, PA)

Political contributions by individuals in Sykesville, PA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sykesville:

  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (about 32 miles; Clarion, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,473)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (about 35 miles; Indiana, PA; FT enrollment: 12,422)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 42 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,924)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (about 54 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 43,065)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 54 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,925)
  • Butler County Community College (about 58 miles; Butler, PA; FT enrollment: 2,380)
  • Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (about 65 miles; Slippery Rock, PA; FT enrollment: 7,651)

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
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.1%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sykesville, PA

Sykesville compared to Pennsylvania state average:

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  • 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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sykesville travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Coal or coke (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.53%
Here54.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian and Missionary Alliance
Adherents39.3%26.0%9.3%3.6%2.7%
Congregations9.1%34.1%10.6%6.1%4.5%
NameChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Assemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristOld Order AmishOther
Adherents2.5%2.5%2.2%1.9%10.0%
Congregations2.3%2.3%2.3%5.3%23.5%
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: 11
Here:

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.
Pennsylvania:

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
This county:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

10.0%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.2%
State:

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

11.7%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$443
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$1,311
Streets and Highways 2$4,705$28,2300$0
Local Libraries 0$0 2$1,503
Totals for Government 2$4,705$28,2304$3,257


4.57% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,958 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.57%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Clearfield County, PA  1.27% ($27,382 average AGI)
from Indiana County, PA  0.46% ($28,963)
from Clarion County, PA  0.32% ($24,246)


4.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,275 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.97%
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 Clearfield County, PA  1.09% ($26,381 average AGI)
to Indiana County, PA  0.44% ($26,923)
to Clarion County, PA  0.35% ($24,381)

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: 41.046017, Lon: -78.826056, 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 drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total costs: $1,000
Total average daily traffic: 6,428
Total average daily truck traffic: 500
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 7,963

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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