Wellersburg, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2014: 177 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.6%
 
Males: 77  (43.9%)
Females: 100  (56.1%)
Median resident age:  41.4 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.7 years

Zip code: 15564

Estimated median household income in 2015: $37,944 (it was $21,111 in 2000)
Wellersburg:

$37,944
PA:

$55,702

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $17,071 (it was $14,495 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $92,325 (it was $66,300 in 2000)
Wellersburg:

$92,325
PA:

$170,600

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $141,221; Detached houses: $149,725; Townhouses or other attached units: $87,683; In 2-unit structures: $516,629; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $187,369; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $211,217; Mobile homes: $58,527; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $549,471
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  • Races in Wellersburg, PA (2010)

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    • 17898.3%White alone
    • 10.6%Black alone
    • 10.6%Asian alone
    • 10.6%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wellersburg: 91.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (33.3%), Italian (27.9%), English (10.9%), American (5.4%), European (3.4%), Welsh (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1857

Elevation: 1343 feet

Land area: 0.79 square miles.

Population density: 225 people per square mile   (very low).

Wellersburg, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Wellersburg:

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wellersburg borough:

  • Never married: 16.4%
  • Now married: 66.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $902 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $661 (0.8%)

Wellersburg satellite photo by USGS

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

Wellersburg household income distribution Wellersburg home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -37 (-17.4%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (29%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (25%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Construction (2%)
  • Retail trade (2%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (31%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (2%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (29%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

Average climate in Wellersburg, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 the city 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 the city 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 69.6. This is about average.

City:

69.6
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.157. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.157
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.878. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.878
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 34.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.37. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.37
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 4.7%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.3
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wellersburg borough (based on Somerset County data)

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
Somerset County:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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.
State:

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

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
This county:

10.3%
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

Wellersburg government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($28.25)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($11.30)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($5.65)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($5.65)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($28.25)

Wellersburg government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($5.65)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($5.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($33.90)
    All Other: $1,000 ($5.65)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($11.30)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $14,000 ($79.10)

3.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,739 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.14%
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 Cambria County, PA  0.84% ($34,793 average AGI)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.20% ($36,820)
from Westmoreland County, PA  0.18% ($43,982)


3.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,309 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.42%
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 Cambria County, PA  0.82% ($32,854 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.24% ($31,507)
to Westmoreland County, PA  0.19% ($34,263)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 275Total average daily traffic
  • 344Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (56%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Coal or coke (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Wellersburg compared to Pennsylvania 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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