West Decatur, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 533.
Males: 281  (52.8%)
Females: 252  (47.2%)
Median resident age:  47.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $47,352
West Decatur:

$47,352
PA:

$56,907

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,804

West Decatur CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $94,100
West Decatur:

$94,100
PA:

$174,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $98,473; Detached houses: $114,537; Mobile homes: $42,080

Median gross rent in 2016: $660.

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  • Races in West Decatur, PA (2010)

    West Decatur races chart
    • 52899.1%White alone
    • 20.4%Hispanic
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in West Decatur: 90.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (41.4%), German (10.2%), Italian (5.1%), Irish (4.5%), Pennsylvania German (1.9%), Russian (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1580 feet

For population 25 years and over in West Decatur:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%

For population 15 years and over in West Decatur CDP:

  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

11 residents are foreign born (2.6% Europe).

This place:

2.6%
Pennsylvania:

6.4%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in West Decatur, Pennsylvania as of July 22, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in West Decatur is 72 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,226 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $887 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (95.3 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (177.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Blue Ball, PA (0.3 miles ), Wallaceton borough, PA (1.5 miles ), Morrisdale, PA (1.8 miles ), Chester Hill borough, PA (1.9 miles ), Hawk Run, PA (1.9 miles ), Philipsburg borough, PA (1.9 miles ), North Philipsburg, PA (2.0 miles ), Bigler, PA (2.0 miles ).

Latitude: 40.93 N, Longitude: 78.28 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 814

West Decatur household income distribution West Decatur home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Construction (29%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
  • Retail trade (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (35%)
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (16%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (15%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

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

Tornado activity:

West Decatur-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 26.8 miles away from the West Decatur place center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 tornado 44.5 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 40 people.

Earthquake activity:

West Decatur-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% 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 116.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 156.9 miles away from West Decatur 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 124.7 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 290.0 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 148.5 miles away from West Decatur 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 126.3 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 Clearfield County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near West Decatur:

  • KIDNEY CARE SERVICES OF PHILIPSBURG (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; PHILIPSBURG, PA)
  • MOUNTAIN LAUREL NRC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CLEARFIELD, PA)
  • CLEARFIELD COMMUNITY NURSES (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; CLEARFIELD, PA)
  • CLEARFIELD HOSP HHS (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; CLEARFIELD, PA)
  • CLEARFIELD HOSP HM HLTH SRVCS (Hospital, about 11 miles away; CLEARFIELD, PA)
  • CLEARFIELD HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; CLEARFIELD, PA)
  • DAVITA - CLEARFIELD DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; CLEARFIELD, PA)

Amtrak station near West Decatur:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Decatur:

  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (about 24 miles; University Park, PA; Full-time enrollment: 45,483)
  • Pennsylvania State University-World Campus (about 24 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 4,893)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 28 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,656)
  • Saint Francis University (about 35 miles; Loretto, PA; FT enrollment: 2,636)
  • Lock Haven University (about 46 miles; Lock Haven, PA; FT enrollment: 5,184)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (about 51 miles; Indiana, PA; FT enrollment: 14,471)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 55 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,815)

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Church in West Decatur: Oak Grove United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Simeling Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Clearfield County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 79.6. This is about average.

City:

79.6
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 4.71. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.71
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.421. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.421
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.77
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 6.3%
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  68.9%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for West Decatur CDP (based on Clearfield County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic19,33121
Mainline Protestant15,065101
Evangelical Protestant7,51371
Orthodox5196
Black Protestant1171
Other523
None39,045-
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: 16
Clearfield County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Clearfield County:

4.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 59
Here:

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.1%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Clearfield County:

30.2%
Pennsylvania:

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

9.7%
State:

11.5%

3.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,502 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.72%
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 Jefferson County, PA  0.72% ($28,138 average AGI)
from Centre County, PA  0.61% ($30,489)
from Blair County, PA  0.13% ($26,810)


3.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.95%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($175 average AGI)
Clearfield County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, PA  0.70% ($28,109 average AGI)
to Centre County, PA  0.50% ($29,865)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.22% ($30,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Decatur:

  • WPHB (1260 AM; 5 kW; PHILIPSBURG, PA)
  • WCPA (900 AM; 3 kW; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: CLEARFIELD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WRSC (1390 AM; 2 kW; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVAM (1430 AM; 5 kW; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: VITAL LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCED (1420 AM; 5 kW; DU BOIS, PA; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, LLC)
  • WFBG (1290 AM; 5 kW; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WHUN (1150 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WCCS (1160 AM; 10 kW; HOMER CITY, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Decatur:

  • 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)
  • WQYX (93.1 FM; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: CLEARFIELD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WOKW (102.9 FM; CURWENSVILLE, PA; Owner: RAYMARK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBHV (103.1 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBUS (93.7 FM; BOALSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMAJ-FM (104.9 FM; HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • W294AE (106.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLAK (103.5 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WPRR (100.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: VITAL LICENSES, LLC)
  • W270AG (101.9 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBRX-FM1 (94.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: SHERLOCK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WTLR (89.9 FM; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Owner: CENTRAL PENNSYLIA CHRISTIAN INST)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around West Decatur:

  • WPSX-TV (Channel 3; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 11,653Total average daily traffic
  • 1,607Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,110Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Edward G Roach, Box 39, Rr1 (Pa06877-B) (Lat: 40.947917 Lon: -78.295083), Type: 80.5, Structure height: 42033 m, Overall height: 78.6 m, Licensee ID: C, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, Box 39, Rr1 (Pa06877-B) (Lat: 40.947917 Lon: -78.295083), Type: 80.5, Structure height: 42033 m, Overall height: 78.6 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, Box 39, Rr1 (Pa06877-B) (Lat: 40.947944 Lon: -78.295111), Type: 80.5, Structure height: 42033 m, Overall height: 78.6 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, Box 39, Rr1 (Pa06877-B) (Lat: 40.947944 Lon: -78.295111), Type: 80.5, Structure height: 42033 m, Overall height: 78.6 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, Box 39, Rr1 (Pa06877-B) (Lat: 40.947944 Lon: -78.295111), Type: 80.5, Structure height: 42033 m, Overall height: 78.6 m, Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • WEST DECATUR, Lat: 40.904167 Lon: -78.300278, Call Sign: WQHA208
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.293 MHzGrant Date: 06/07/2007, Expiration Date: 06/07/2017, Certifier: Gary BarrRegistrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • PT44HO242, Box 39, Rr1 (Pa06877-B) (Lat: 40.947944 Lon: -78.295111), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 78.6 m, Overall height: 80.5 m, Call Sign: WQXK608
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/31/2016, Expiration Date: 03/31/2026, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: N3SPE, Licensee ID: L00850683, Grant Date: 07/24/2014, Expiration Date: 07/24/2024, Certifier: Gregory A Granville, Registrant: Gregory A Granville, 90 Glosser Ln, West Decatur, PA 16878
  • Call Sign: N3XTT, Licensee ID: L01139600, Grant Date: 04/13/2016, Expiration Date: 06/29/2026, Certifier: James B Undercofler Jr, Registrant: James B Undercofler Jr, 1236 Salem Road, West Decatur, PA 16878
  • Call Sign: N3ZCP, Licensee ID: L01243685, Grant Date: 02/07/2007, Expiration Date: 04/16/2017, Certifier: Matthew Undercofler, Registrant: Matthew Undercofler, 1236 Salem Rd, West Decatur, PA 16878

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: KARAMITIS GEORGE M QUICKSILVER SPRNT II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 968GK , Serial Number: 598, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 11/16/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Alan C Albert, 5440 Drane Hwy, West Decatur, PA 16878

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

West Decatur compared to Pennsylvania state average:

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