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Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2014: 67,785 (33% urban, 67% rural); it was 72,392 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,282
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,386
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 22,417
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,045 (it was 6,588 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

30%

Land area: 654 sq. mi.

Water area: 10.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 104 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Armstrong County: 91.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.5%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.0 years
Males: 33,442  (49.3%)
Females: 34,343  (50.7%)
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Armstrong County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Armstrong County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,191 ($31,557 in 1999)

This county:

$43191
Pennsylvania:

$52007

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $454 (lower quartile is $353, upper quartile is $549)
This county:

$454
State:

$675


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $90,200 (it was $63,800 in 2000)
Armstrong:

$90,200
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,700 - $154,400

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $116,533
Here:

$116,533
State:

$221,511

Townhouses or other attached units: $70,243
Here:

$70,243
State:

$157,348

In 2-unit structures: $96,537
Here:

$96,537
State:

$141,335

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $128,800
Here:

$128,800
State:

$212,799

Mobile homes: $44,090
Here:

$44,090
State:

$45,445
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $929
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $383

Institutionalized population: 500
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 110 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 2006: 85 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2007: 65 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2008: 46 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2009: 53 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2010: 60 buildings, average cost: $153,200
  • 2011: 41 buildings, average cost: $143,000
  • 2012: 35 buildings, average cost: $139,800
  • 2013: 57 buildings, average cost: $173,000
  • 2014: 45 buildings, average cost: $147,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,779 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,500 (1.8%)

Armstrong County household income distribution in 2009 Armstrong County home values distribution Armstrong County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.2%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.1% for Black residents, 47.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.3% for American Indian residents, 84.7% for other race residents, 16.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.2%
Armstrong County:

15.2%
Pennsylvania:

13.7%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.6% for Black residents, 48.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.5% for American Indian residents, 86.7% for other race residents, 15.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 45 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 68 years old, Asian residents: 62 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 35 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Armstrong County is $457 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $506 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $648 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kittanning, Ford City, Leechburg, Orchard Hills, Freeport, Apollo, North Apollo, North Vandergrift-Pleasant View, West Hills, Lenape Heights.

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

2012 air pollution in Armstrong County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.027 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Allen County, Indiana , Hudson County, New Jersey , Salt Lake County, Utah , Erie County, Ohio , Hancock County, Ohio , Mercer County , Richland County, Ohio .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.4%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,012
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 492 (71% naturalized citizens)

Armstrong County:

0.7%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 39
  • 1990 to 1994: 53
  • 1985 to 1989: 13
  • 1980 to 1984: 67
  • 1975 to 1979: 36
  • 1970 to 1974: 50
  • 1970 to 1974: 40
  • 1965 to 1969: 194

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 54.6%

Armstrong County marital status for males Armstrong County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 24,173
  • One, attached: 920
  • Two: 1,137
  • 3 or 4: 771
  • 5 to 9: 442
  • 10 to 19: 148
  • 20 or more: 631
  • Mobile homes: 3,948
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 217

Housing units in Armstrong County with a mortgage: 8,169 (682 second mortgage, 1,061 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,616

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Armstrong County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant17,88678
Catholic11,96111
Evangelical Protestant6,90963
Orthodox--
Other-2
None32,185-
Armstrong County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
Armstrong County:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Armstrong County:

3.19 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 40
This county:

5.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Armstrong County:

10.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Armstrong County:

29.7%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.8%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Armstrong County:

Average size of farms: 177 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $62,687
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $542.14
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.91%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $60,874
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 49.77%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $60,428
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.93%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.76
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 21.60%
Corn for grain: 10115 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1647 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2700 harvested acres
Vegetables: 149 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 133 acres

Earthquake activity:

Armstrong County-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 67.3 miles away from Armstrong County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 103.0 miles away from the county 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 104.5 miles away from the county 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 296.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 184.9 miles away from Armstrong County center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 342.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • PennsylvaniaSevere Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1898): April 16, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1898, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1649): June 30, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1649, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • PennsylvaniaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3235): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • PennsylvaniaTropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 1, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1557): September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • PennsylvaniaFlooding, Incident Period: July 19, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1130): July 26, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1130, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • PennsylvaniaFlooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 1, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1093): January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • PennsylvaniaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1085): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1085, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • PennsylvaniaWinter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: January 4, 1994 to February 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1015): March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1015, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3105): March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3105, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • PennsylvaniaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: August 27, 1984, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-721): August 27, 1984, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-721, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Armstrong County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • United Kingdom (16%)
  • Germany (16%)
  • Italy (12%)
  • India (8%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (6%)
  • Vietnam (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Armstrong County (%):

  • German (35%)
  • Italian (11%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • English (7%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • Slovak (4%)

Armstrong County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 24,428 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 3,049 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 85 (0%)
  • Railroad: 11 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 13 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 28 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,050 (4%)
  • Other means: 203 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 908 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania in 2000:

  • 405 people in nursing homes
  • 388 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 124 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 95 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 57 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 57 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 31 people in other group homes
  • 15 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania in 2010:

  • 324 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 159 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 68 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 57 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 11 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,182.

3.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,510 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.58%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.75% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($25,464 average AGI)
0.83% relocated from other states ($8,047 average AGI)
Armstrong County:

0.83%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Westmoreland County, PA  0.77% ($31,208 average AGI)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.63% ($30,734)
from Butler County, PA  0.44% ($34,322)
from Indiana County, PA  0.31% ($33,857)
from Clarion County, PA  0.17% ($31,174)
from Jefferson County, PA  0.07% ($35,421)
from Mercer County, PA  0.04% ($22,091)


4.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,295 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.07%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.12% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($25,986 average AGI)
0.95% relocated to other states ($7,309 average AGI)
Armstrong County:

0.95%
Pennsylvania average:

2.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Westmoreland County, PA  0.83% ($31,030 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.78% ($35,977)
to Butler County, PA  0.51% ($36,007)
to Indiana County, PA  0.33% ($34,978)
to Clarion County, PA  0.17% ($32,894)
to Jefferson County, PA  0.07% ($25,895)
to Venango County, PA  0.05% ($29,769)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Births per 1000 population in Armstrong County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Armstrong County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Armstrong County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Armstrong County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Armstrong County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 14,875 (12,450 aged, 2,425 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,010 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1154)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (853)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (792)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (544)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (422)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (419)
  • Unspecified dementia (405)
  • Congestive heart failure (365)
  • Heart failure, unspecified (323)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (306)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.4
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10223.41
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 205.9
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30378.88

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 970.450
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1212.710
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 24.08

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34.16
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 55.25

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9.92
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 126.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 86.6
  • Other - 40.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 68,291
  • In family households: 57,089 (14,620 male householders, 4,674 female householders)
    15,252 spouses, 18,349 children (16,949 natural, 422 adopted, 978 stepchildren), 1,226 grandchildren, 399 brothers or sisters, 440 parents, 357 other relatives, 1,465 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 11,202 (4,443 male householders (3,571 living alone)), 4,976 female householders (4,463 living alone)), 1,783 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 650 (500 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 9,340 2-persons, 4,476 3-persons, 3,487 4-persons, 1,319 5-persons, 439 6-persons, 233 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,034 1-person, 1,176 2-persons, 132 3-persons, 50 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons.

12,255 married couples with children.
3,176 single-parent households (935 men, 2,241 women).

97.5% of residents of Armstrong County speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (65% speak English very well, 35% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $486,211,000 ($6810 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $20,923,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $231,287,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $138,744,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,018,000
Federal grants: $82,630,000
Federal procurement contracts: $17,776,000 ($13,539,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $14,756,000 ($2,515,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $796,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $22,863,000
Federal Government insurance: $49,655,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,666
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,527
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +24
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -872
Here -12 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Armstrong County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.77 millions of gallons per day (34% from ground, 66% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 96
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,590
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,511
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,580
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,980
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,762
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,346
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,586
  • 1939 or earlier: 11,840
Rooms in houses/apartments in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 27
  • 2 rooms: 38
  • 3 rooms: 375
  • 4 rooms: 2,439
  • 5 rooms: 5,968
  • 6 rooms: 6,863
  • 7 rooms: 3,297
  • 8 rooms: 2,057
  • 9+ rooms: 1,353
  • 1 room: 190
  • 2 rooms: 273
  • 3 rooms: 862
  • 4 rooms: 1,551
  • 5 rooms: 1,582
  • 6 rooms: 1,234
  • 7 rooms: 486
  • 8 rooms: 250
  • 9+ rooms: 160
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 27
  • 1 bedroom: 747
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,227
  • 3 bedrooms: 12,513
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,509
  • 5+ bedrooms: 394
  • no bedroom: 237
  • 1 bedroom: 1,367
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,799
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,756
  • 4 bedrooms: 361
  • 5+ bedrooms: 68
Cars and other vehicles available in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,281
  • 1 vehicle: 6,687
  • 2 vehicles: 9,782
  • 3 vehicles: 3,414
  • 4 vehicles: 907
  • 5+ vehicles: 346
  • no vehicle: 1,186
  • 1 vehicle: 3,257
  • 2 vehicles: 1,715
  • 3 vehicles: 329
  • 4 vehicles: 78
  • 5+ vehicles: 23

71% of Armstrong County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Pennsylvania.

Armstrong County:

71.1%
State average:

64.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 66607
  • Northeast: 1012
  • Midwest: 1355
  • South: 2000
  • West: 673

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $49,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Armstrong County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (75.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12.8%)
  • Electricity (5.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.3%)
  • Wood (1.9%)
  • Coal or coke (0.9%)
  • Utility gas (77.8%)
  • Electricity (9.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Coal or coke (0.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 322
Here:

4.2%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 177
Here:

4.1%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 292
Here:

16.5%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Armstrong County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $2,316,000
    Regular Highways: $1,668,000
    Housing & Community Development: $529,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $15,188,000
    General Public Buildings: $8,183,000
    Housing & Community Development: $7,872,000
    General - Other: $3,400,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,462,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,945,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,098,000
    Financial Administration: $699,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $583,000
    Health Services - Other: $231,000
    Regular Highways: $163,000
    Parks & Recreation: $82,000
    Solid Waste Management: $53,000
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $14,883,000
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $7,782,000
    Benefit Payments: $1,366,000
    Total Cash & Deposits: $193,000
    Withdrawals: $160,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Welfare: $7,512,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,245,000

Armstrong County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $8,082,000
    Parks & Recreation: $391,000
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $1,591,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $439,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $7,328,000
    General Support: $3,901,000
    Housing & Community Development: $1,900,000
    Public Welfare: $563,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $278,000
    Housing & Community Development: $26,000
    Public Welfare: $6,000
    Highways: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,829,000
    Interest Earnings: $899,000
    Rents: $142,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,631,000
    Public Welfare: $1,993,000
    Highways: $1,883,000
    All Other: $58,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,873,000
    NEC: $36,000

Armstrong County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $5,840,000
    Total Other Securities: $2,414,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,163,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,133
  • Number of aged recipients: 152
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,981
  • Number of recipients under 18: 281
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,500
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 352
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 766
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 998
Armstrong County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Armstrong County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED150$94,133233$100,524757$101,112270$36,07055$78,65552$58,442
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$124,33311$101,54562$94,66122$26,0001$150,00012$62,083
APPLICATIONS DENIED32$112,65686$80,384464$105,446132$25,28817$61,47147$70,404
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$137,21440$86,375240$113,27530$36,96711$68,09114$111,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$88,7504$119,00035$125,3438$41,2503$116,3330$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED20$108,90010$143,0002$44,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$85,0005$102,6000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$174,0005$214,8000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$88,0004$203,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Armstrong County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John94875.0 years
Mary93381.3 years
William76674.4 years
James59473.5 years
Robert53672.3 years
Charles48075.2 years
Joseph44475.8 years
Margaret39480.9 years
Anna38182.5 years
Helen35979.3 years
Most common last names in Armstrong County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith30977.0 years
Bowser28777.8 years
Miller18975.4 years
Klingensmith12376.1 years
Walker11973.5 years
Hill10478.3 years
Baker10278.2 years
Snyder9777.6 years
Myers9577.0 years
Wolfe9476.8 years
Businesses in Armstrong County, PA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts2MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Nike4
Chevrolet2Payless1
Cricket Wireless3Pizza Hut2
Curves2Quality1
Dairy Queen3RadioShack2
Famous Footwear1Rite Aid4
Fashion Bug1Rodeway Inn1
FedEx4Sears2
Ford2Subway5
GNC2T-Mobile2
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block3U-Haul8
Jones New York1UPS5
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's2
La-Z-Boy1YMCA2
Lane Furniture1

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