Wellersburg, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 174 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.1%
 
Males: 75  (43.4%)
Females: 99  (56.6%)
Median resident age:

36.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip code: 15564

Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,360 (it was $21,111 in 2000)
Wellersburg:

$33,360
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,369 (it was $14,495 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $109,013 (it was $66,300 in 2000)
Wellersburg:

$109,013
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $106,982; detached houses: $107,034

Median gross rent in 2017: $620.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wellersburg: 93.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.8%
(2.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wellersburg, PA (2010)
    • 17898.3%White alone
    • 10.6%Black alone
    • 10.6%Asian alone
    • 10.6%Hispanic
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Ancestries: German (27.2%), Italian (26.6%), English (12.7%), American (5.1%), Scottish (4.4%), European (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1857

Elevation: 1343 feet

Land area: 0.79 square miles.

Population density: 221 people per square mile   (very low).

Wellersburg, Pennsylvania map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $913 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $790 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (77.2 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (197.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Barrelville, MD (1.4 miles),
Mount Savage, MD (1.7 miles ),
Corriganville, MD (2.0 miles ),
Ellerslie, MD (2.0 miles ),
State Line, PA (2.1 miles ),
Finzel, MD (2.3 miles ),
Callimont, PA (2.3 miles),
Zihlman, MD (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 39.73 N, Longitude: 78.85 W

Area code: 814

Distribution of median household income in Wellersburg, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wellersburg, PA in 2017

Wellersburg satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.3%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Most common industries in Wellersburg, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.1%)
  • Construction (13.7%)
  • Rail transportation (5.5%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.1%)
  • Apparel (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (26.3%)
  • Rail transportation (10.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (5.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.3%)
  • Paper (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (34.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (22.9%)
  • Apparel (8.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (8.6%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (8.6%)
  • Book stores & news dealers (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
Most common occupations in Wellersburg, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Registered nurses (6.8%)
  • Construction laborers (6.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.8%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction laborers (13.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (13.2%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (14.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8.6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.6%)
  • Cashiers (8.6%)
  • Woodworkers (8.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.6%)

Average climate in Wellersburg, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 59.2. This is better than average.

City:

59.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.126. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.126
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.78. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.78
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.851. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.851
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.81. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.81
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Wellersburg-area historical tornado activity is below Pennsylvania state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.1 miles away from the Wellersburg 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 6.3 miles away from the borough center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wellersburg-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 84% 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 146.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 177.2 miles away from Wellersburg 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 154.7 miles away from Wellersburg 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 156.9 miles away from Wellersburg 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 293.4 miles away from Wellersburg 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 183.9 miles away from Wellersburg 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).
Wellersburg topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wellersburg:

  • FROSTBURG HOSPITAL ECF (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FROSTBURG, MD)
  • WEST MD HEALTH SYST FROSTBURG NRSG AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FROSTBURG, MD)
  • MID-ATLANTIC OF CUMBERLAND, LLC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CUMBERLAND, MD)
  • HOSPICE MEM HOSP AND MED CNTR CUMBERLAND (Hospital, about 7 miles away; CUMBERLAND, MD)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL ECU (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CUMBERLAND, MD)
  • JOSEPH P BRANDENBURG CENTER (Hospital, about 8 miles away; CUMBERLAND, MD)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; CUMBERLAND, MD)

Amtrak station near Wellersburg:

  • 8 miles: CUMBERLAND (E. HARRISON ST. & QUEEN CITY DR.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Operable nuclear power plant near Wellersburg:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wellersburg:

  • Frostburg State University (about 8 miles; Frostburg, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,944)
  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 9 miles; Cumberland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 38 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 52 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 4,669)
  • Wyo Tech-Blairsville (about 54 miles; Blairsville, PA; FT enrollment: 2,602)
  • Shenandoah University (about 54 miles; Winchester, VA; FT enrollment: 3,010)
  • Saint Francis University (about 55 miles; Loretto, PA; FT enrollment: 2,636)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Wellersburg District 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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wellersburg and their reported violations in the past:

WELLERSBURG VOL FIRE CO (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-23-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-23-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-23-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-23-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WELLERSBURG FIRE COMPANY GROVE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This borough:

2.2 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

66.7%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

6.2%
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: 1.2% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Wellersburg:

Marital status in Wellersburg, PA
  • Never married: 15.8%
  • Now married: 67.6%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

For population 25 years and over in Wellersburg:

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.0
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wellersburg, PA (based on Somerset County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Somerset County:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

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.
Pennsylvania:

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

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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:
Somerset County:

10.3%
Pennsylvania:

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

2.89% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,412 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.89%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cambria County, PA  0.94% ($42,392 average AGI)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.22% ($40,188)
from Westmoreland County, PA  0.18% ($38,889)


3.59% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,514 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.59%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cambria County, PA  0.84% ($31,843 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.30% ($74,943)
to Westmoreland County, PA  0.27% ($43,400)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wellersburg:

  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WCBC (1270 AM; 5 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: CUMBERLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WNTR (1230 AM; 1 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WTBO (1450 AM; 1 kW; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WYSN (1330 AM; 5 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHJB (1600 AM; 5 kW; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: JOHN H. CESSNA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wellersburg:

  • WFRB-FM (105.3 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WKGO (106.1 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLIC (97.1 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • WDZN (100.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)
  • WCBC-FM (107.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: PROSPERITAS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, L P)
  • WQZS (93.3 FM; MEYERSDALE, PA; Owner: ROGER WAHL)
  • WAIJ (90.3 FM; GRANTSVILLE, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAYC (100.9 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQZK-FM (94.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: STARCAST SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WSKE (104.3 FM; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WVSB (104.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: WEST VA. SCHS. FOR DEAF AND BLIND)
  • WTRM (91.3 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: TIMBER RIDGE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WOGG (94.9 FM; OLIVER, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCCL (101.7 FM; CENTRAL CITY, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

TV broadcast stations around Wellersburg:

  • W43BP (Channel 43; CRESAPTOWN, MD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Wellersburg fatal accident list:

Jun 9, 2012 00:01 AM, Sr-160 Main Street, Lat: 39.739264, Lon: -78.853686, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 10ft / 3.4mTotal length
  • $1,156,000Total costs
  • 525Total average daily traffic
  • 1Total average daily truck traffic
  • 657Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wellersburg, PA
  • 53.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.2%Electricity
  • 10.1%Wood
  • 7.6%Utility gas
  • 7.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.3%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wellersburg, PA
  • 72.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 22.7%Electricity
  • 4.5%Wood


Wellersburg compared to Pennsylvania state average:

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