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Blair County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2017: 123,457 (77% urban, 23% rural); it was 129,144 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 21,343
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 15,310
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 37,561
Renter-occupied apartments: 15,506 (it was 13,957 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

30%

Land area: 526 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 235 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Blair County: 91.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.1%), Retail trade (16.8%), Educational, health and social services (15.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Blair County, PA (2017)
    • 117,79891.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,0051.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,9651.5%Two or more races
    • 1,5911.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 9840.8%Asian alone
    • 1020.08%Some other race alone
    • 460.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 150.01%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

43.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Males: 60,279  (48.8%)
Females: 63,178  (51.2%)
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Average household size:
Blair County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,957 ($32,861 in 1999)
This county:

$45,957
Pennsylvania:

$59,195

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $564 (lower quartile is $411, upper quartile is $686)
This county:

$564
State:

$743


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $129,600 (it was $71,100 in 2000)
Blair:

$129,600
Pennsylvania:

$181,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $81,500 - $193,300

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $161,344
Here:

$161,344
State:

$246,314

Townhouses or other attached units: $120,205
Here:

$120,205
State:

$185,143

In 2-unit structures: $634,406
Here:

$634,406
State:

$167,412

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $2,833,817
Here:

$2,833,817
State:

$239,223

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $102,404
Here:

$102,404
State:

$279,683

Mobile homes: $94,574
Here:

$94,574
State:

$63,273

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,086
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $414

Institutionalized population: 2,245
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 179 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 1998: 259 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 1999: 233 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 212 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 2001: 227 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2002: 236 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 2003: 241 buildings, average cost: $148,000
  • 2004: 293 buildings, average cost: $153,900
  • 2005: 176 buildings, average cost: $161,300
  • 2006: 188 buildings, average cost: $161,600
  • 2007: 140 buildings, average cost: $184,300
  • 2008: 179 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2009: 103 buildings, average cost: $173,300
  • 2010: 112 buildings, average cost: $175,900
  • 2011: 69 buildings, average cost: $175,900
  • 2012: 81 buildings, average cost: $233,000
  • 2013: 93 buildings, average cost: $220,200
  • 2014: 88 buildings, average cost: $184,300
  • 2015: 108 buildings, average cost: $222,500
  • 2016: 102 buildings, average cost: $186,800
  • 2017: 88 buildings, average cost: $215,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Blair, PA residents
Average permit cost in Blair, PA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,625 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,380 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Blair, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Blair, PA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Blair, PA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.6%
Blair County:

14.6%
Pennsylvania:

12.5%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.1% for Black residents, 25.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 56.5% for other race residents, 29.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 43.3 years old
(Males: 41.6 years old, Females: 45.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.0 years old, Black residents: 42.6 years old, American Indian residents: 48.2 years old, Asian residents: 54.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.3 years old, Other race residents: 30.3 years old)

Area name: Altoona, PA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Blair County is $428 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $518 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $679 a month.

Cities in this county include: Altoona, Tyrone, Hollidaysburg, Greenwood, Roaring Spring, Martinsburg, Bellwood, Lakemont, Claysburg, Williamsburg.

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

2018 air pollution in Blair County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.025 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 10.5 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Duchesne County, Utah , Cass County, Indiana , Warren County, New Jersey , Clark County, Missouri , Otoe County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%

Unemployment by year in Blair, PA
County total employment by year in Blair, PA
County average yearly wages by year in Blair, PA

Current college students: 5,251
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,441 (59.1% naturalized citizens)

Blair County:

1.2%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2822010 or later
  • 3082000 to 2009
  • 4211990 to 1999
  • 2171980 to 1989
  • 2931970 to 1979
  • 443Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.2%

Blair County marital status for males Blair County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 40,385
  • One, attached: 2,730
  • Two: 2,850
  • 3 or 4: 1,635
  • 5 to 9: 1,960
  • 10 to 19: 1,711
  • 20 to 49: 558
  • 50 or more: 1,993
  • Mobile homes: 3,024

Housing units in Blair County with a mortgage: 18,664 (316 second mortgage, 2,229 home equity loan, 34 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 15,588

Here:

54.5% with mortgage
State:

60.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Blair County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,60621
Mainline Protestant19,74789
Evangelical Protestant16,79099
Other1,9316
Orthodox3685
Black Protestant1912
None60,456-
Blair 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: 25
Blair County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 44
Blair County:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 80
This county:

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Blair County:

9.8%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Blair County:

30.8%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.1%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Blair County:

Average size of farms: 170 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $125,699
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $112.71
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.06%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 90.56%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $102,676
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 61.91%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.47%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $79,549
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.90%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 39.54
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 52.33%
Corn for grain: 3930 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 424 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2435 harvested acres
Vegetables: 689 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 278 acres

Earthquake activity:

Blair 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 126.2 miles away from Blair County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 164.3 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 124.0 miles away from the 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 317.1 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) earthquake occurred 161.5 miles away from Blair County 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 125.6 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:

  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 23, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4267: March 23, 2016, FEMA Id: 4267, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared EM-3340: September 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 3340, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1898: April 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1898, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 01, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1557: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms and Flooding associated with Tropical Depression Frances, Incident Period: September 08, 2004 to September 09, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1555: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1555, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Tropical Depression
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 21, 2003 to September 12, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1485: August 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 1485, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 19, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3180: March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 3180, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Incident Period: July 19, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1130: July 26, 1996, FEMA Id: 1130, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Blair County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Tropical Depressions: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Blair

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 48,540 (81.7%)
  • Carpooled: 5,379 (9.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 992 (1.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 622 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 182 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 1,767 (3.0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,929 (3.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • India (13%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (9%)
  • England (9%)
  • Vietnam (8%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • Guatemala (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Blair County


  • German (32%)
  • American (14%)
  • Italian (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (5%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • Pennsylvania German (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 2,137 people in nursing homes
  • 879 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 308 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 257 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 210 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 87 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 84 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 48 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 47 people in religious group quarters
  • 19 people in other group homes
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 11 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 5 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 1,955 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 882 people in college/university student housing
  • 275 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 183 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 172 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 147 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 38 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,969.

2.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,355 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.88%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.88% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($24,359 average AGI)
1.00% relocated from other states ($15,995 average AGI)
Blair County:

1.00%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cambria County, PA  0.39% ($41,174 average AGI)
from Bedford County, PA  0.28% ($42,570)
from Centre County, PA  0.20% ($36,529)
from Huntingdon County, PA  0.20% ($41,248)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.14% ($68,457)
from Clearfield County, PA  0.09% ($39,426)


3.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,097 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.37%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.11% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($26,818 average AGI)
1.25% relocated to other states ($19,280 average AGI)
Blair County:

1.25%
Pennsylvania average:

2.27%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cambria County, PA  0.35% ($31,629 average AGI)
to Bedford County, PA  0.29% ($41,264)
to Huntingdon County, PA  0.23% ($43,386)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.21% ($34,075)
to Centre County, PA  0.20% ($44,647)
to Clearfield County, PA  0.12% ($45,633)
to Cumberland County, PA  0.06% ($40,429)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.0

Births per 1000 population in Blair County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Blair County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Blair County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Blair County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Blair County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Blair County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Blair County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Blair County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Blair County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 26,263 (21,689 aged, 4,574 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,150 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,420)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,741)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,404)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (952)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (798)
  • Unspecified dementia (741)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (631)
  • Respiratory arrest (590)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (573)
  • Congestive heart failure (571)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.92
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 19,133
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 370
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 61,543

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,174
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,270
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 38
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 30.3. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 133.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 85.4
  • Suffocation - 27.0
  • Other - 21.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 123,457
  • In family households: 97,928 (18,541 male householders, 14,769 female householders)
    24,252 spouses, 32,649 children (30,681 natural, 581 adopted, 1,387 stepchildren), 2,911 grandchildren, 349 brothers or sisters, 640 parents, 1,550 other relatives, 2,267 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 22,244 (8,618 male householders (6,820 living alone)), 9,957 female householders (8,579 living alone)), 3,669 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,285

Size of family households: 17,310 2-persons, 6,063 3-persons, 5,741 4-persons, 2,904 5-persons, 1,074 6-persons, 218 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 15,399 1-person, 2,913 2-persons, 94 3-persons, 142 4-persons, 27 5-persons.

15,626 married couples with children.
7,158 single-parent households (2,598 men, 4,560 women).

96.9% of residents of Blair speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 27% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $867,304,000 ($6,804 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $20,349,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $404,138,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $201,686,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,890,000
Federal grants: $178,704,000
Federal procurement contracts: $20,291,000 ($2,160,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $58,596,000 ($4,808,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,823,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $29,329,000
Federal Government insurance: $83,170,000

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

Births: 7,520
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 8,475
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +164
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,419
Here -11 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Blair County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 15.36 millions of gallons per day (10% from ground, 90% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4

Year house built in Blair County, Pennsylvania
  • Year house built in Blair County, Pennsylvania
  • 1382014 or later
  • 1,0882010 to 2013
  • 2,7942000 to 2009
  • 4,5631990 to 1999
  • 3,0431980 to 1989
  • 9,2181970 to 1979
  • 4,6221960 to 1969
  • 7,1151950 to 1959
  • 3,7611940 to 1949
  • 20,5041939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Blair County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Blair County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Blair County, Pennsylvania
  • 701 room
  • 162 rooms
  • 4063 rooms
  • 1,1274 rooms
  • 5,6595 rooms
  • 9,2216 rooms
  • 6,8787 rooms
  • 4,8988 rooms
  • 5,9779+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Blair County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Blair County, Pennsylvania
  • 8791 room
  • 4142 rooms
  • 2,6173 rooms
  • 4,6154 rooms
  • 3,9395 rooms
  • 2,4616 rooms
  • 1,7267 rooms
  • 4668 rooms
  • 5169+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Blair County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Blair County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Blair County, Pennsylvania
  • 70no bedroom
  • 3031 bedroom
  • 6,1022 bedrooms
  • 19,9403 bedrooms
  • 6,2054 bedrooms
  • 1,6325+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Blair County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Blair County, Pennsylvania
  • 970no bedroom
  • 3,6211 bedroom
  • 6,8162 bedrooms
  • 5,2523 bedrooms
  • 8714 bedrooms
  • 1035+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Blair County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Blair County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Blair County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 828no vehicle
  • 9,1301 vehicle
  • 15,0002 vehicles
  • 6,4073 vehicles
  • 2,3154 vehicles
  • 5725+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Blair County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Blair County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 3,838no vehicle
  • 8,7001 vehicle
  • 4,6462 vehicles
  • 3073 vehicles
  • 1424 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

89.4% of Blair County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Pennsylvania.

Blair County:

89.4%
State average:

87.4%

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

  • This state: 110,221
  • Other state: 11,503
  • Northeast: 3,486
  • Midwest: 2,424
  • South: 4,365
  • West: 1,228
Year householders moved into unit in Blair County, PA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Blair County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 57.2%Utility gas
  • 25.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.0%Electricity
  • 3.5%Wood
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 57.5%Utility gas
  • 24.3%Electricity
  • 12.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.5%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,190
Here:

10.5%
Pennsylvania:

13.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 511
Here:

8.3%
Pennsylvania:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,337
Here:

27.5%
Pennsylvania:

37.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Blair County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,316,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,036,000
    Solid Waste Management: $82,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,907,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $17,167,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $13,450,000
    General - Other: $10,644,000
    Health - Other: $9,042,000
    Police Protection: $7,412,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,399,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,683,000
    Regular Highways: $1,835,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,077,000
    Parks and Recreation: $908,000
    General Public Buildings: $461,000
    Housing and Community Development: $181,000
    Libraries: $170,000
    Financial Administration: $162,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $140,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $644,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,320,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,835,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,485,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,239,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $864,000
    Interest Earnings: $462,000
    Sale of Property: $27,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Corrections - Other: $159,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000
    Regular Highways: $14,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,821,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $13,907,000
    Public Welfare: $11,937,000
    Health and Hospitals: $8,920,000
    Highways: $1,718,000
    Housing and Community Development: $85,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,581,000
    Other Selective Sales: $562,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,970,000

Blair County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,316,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,036,000
    Solid Waste Management: $82,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,907,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $17,167,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $13,450,000
    General - Other: $10,644,000
    Health - Other: $9,042,000
    Police Protection: $7,412,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,399,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,683,000
    Regular Highways: $1,835,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,077,000
    Parks and Recreation: $908,000
    General Public Buildings: $461,000
    Housing and Community Development: $181,000
    Libraries: $170,000
    Financial Administration: $162,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $140,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $644,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,320,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,835,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,485,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,239,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $864,000
    Interest Earnings: $462,000
    Sale of Property: $27,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Corrections - Other: $159,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000
    Regular Highways: $14,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,821,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $13,907,000
    Public Welfare: $11,937,000
    Health and Hospitals: $8,920,000
    Highways: $1,718,000
    Housing and Community Development: $85,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,581,000
    Other Selective Sales: $562,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,970,000

Blair County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,316,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,036,000
    Solid Waste Management: $82,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,907,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $17,167,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $13,450,000
    General - Other: $10,644,000
    Health - Other: $9,042,000
    Police Protection: $7,412,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,399,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,683,000
    Regular Highways: $1,835,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,077,000
    Parks and Recreation: $908,000
    General Public Buildings: $461,000
    Housing and Community Development: $181,000
    Libraries: $170,000
    Financial Administration: $162,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $140,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $644,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,320,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,835,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,485,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,239,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $864,000
    Interest Earnings: $462,000
    Sale of Property: $27,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Corrections - Other: $159,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000
    Regular Highways: $14,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,821,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $13,907,000
    Public Welfare: $11,937,000
    Health and Hospitals: $8,920,000
    Highways: $1,718,000
    Housing and Community Development: $85,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,581,000
    Other Selective Sales: $562,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,970,000

Blair County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,316,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,036,000
    Solid Waste Management: $82,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,907,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $17,167,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $13,450,000
    General - Other: $10,644,000
    Health - Other: $9,042,000
    Police Protection: $7,412,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,399,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,683,000
    Regular Highways: $1,835,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,077,000
    Parks and Recreation: $908,000
    General Public Buildings: $461,000
    Housing and Community Development: $181,000
    Libraries: $170,000
    Financial Administration: $162,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $140,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $644,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,320,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,835,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,485,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,239,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $864,000
    Interest Earnings: $462,000
    Sale of Property: $27,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Corrections - Other: $159,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000
    Regular Highways: $14,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,821,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $13,907,000
    Public Welfare: $11,937,000
    Health and Hospitals: $8,920,000
    Highways: $1,718,000
    Housing and Community Development: $85,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,581,000
    Other Selective Sales: $562,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,970,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,745
  • Number of aged recipients: 319
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,426
  • Number of recipients under 18: 918
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,141
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 686
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,551
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,267
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 34 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED345$106,194632$112,9911,779$120,155533$28,66215$746,600186$87,18340$68,050
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$86,00025$124,520126$112,08731$29,9682$212,5009$63,4444$57,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED51$102,118102$67,010658$115,746259$27,8532$295,00062$58,62946$47,870
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN33$117,30361$92,361417$108,18744$42,6820$020$58,05011$73,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$67,20012$95,83369$131,0877$35,5710$01$64,0000$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 32 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED112$105,69655$158,9271$29,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED18$149,72223$119,9130$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED19$100,26314$167,7860$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$104,8003$241,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$108,0000$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Blair, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Blair, PA - Value
Most common first names in Blair County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,53080.3 years
John1,36474.1 years
William1,07673.7 years
Robert95469.5 years
James78372.2 years
Charles78173.6 years
Helen70979.5 years
Margaret66680.5 years
George62174.5 years
Joseph60973.5 years
Most common last names in Blair County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller49375.4 years
Smith46176.0 years
Snyder19474.8 years
Hoover17576.3 years
Johnson15974.2 years
Williams15475.4 years
Myers13174.7 years
Brown12875.8 years
Davis12376.7 years
Baker12074.9 years
Businesses in Blair County, PA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2La-Z-Boy2
Ace Hardware2Lane Bryant1
Advance Auto Parts3Lane Furniture5
Aeropostale1LensCrafters1
American Eagle Outfitters2Little Caesars Pizza2
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1Lowe's1
Ashley Furniture1Macy's1
Audi1Marriott1
AutoZone2Martin's4
Barnes & Noble1MasterBrand Cabinets11
Baskin-Robbins1Mazda1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's6
Bed Bath & Beyond1Men's Wearhouse1
Blockbuster1Motel 61
Burger King5Motherhood Maternity3
CVS1New Balance3
Casual Male XL1Nike5
Charlotte Russe1Nissan1
Chevrolet2Old Navy1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Olive Garden1
Cold Stone Creamery1Outback1
Comfort Inn1Outback Steakhouse1
Comfort Suites1Pac Sun1
Cracker Barrel1Panera Bread1
Curves3Papa John's Pizza2
DHL1Payless2
Dairy Queen4Penske1
Deb1Pier 1 Imports1
Dennys1Pizza Hut4
Domino's Pizza1Quality1
DressBarn1RadioShack3
Dressbarn1Ramada1
Dunkin Donuts2Red Lobster1
Econo Lodge1Rite Aid3
Eddie Bauer1Rue211
Fashion Bug1SAS Shoes1
FedEx13Sam's Club1
Finish Line1Sears2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Spencer Gifts1
Ford3Sprint Nextel1
GNC3Staples1
GameStop3Subaru1
Gap1Subway13
Goodwill2Super 81
Gymboree1T-Mobile1
H&R Block6T.G.I. Driday's1
Hilton1T.J.Maxx1
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1Target1
Hollister Co.1Toyota1
Home Depot1Toys"R"Us1
Honda1True Value4
Hot Topic1U-Haul8
Hyundai1UPS16
JCPenney1Value City Furniture1
Jones New York3Verizon Wireless3
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
Justice1Volkswagen1
KFC2Walgreens1
Kincaid1Walmart2
Kmart1Wendy's3
Kohl's1YMCA2
Kroger3

Blair County on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"