Blair County, Pennsylvania (PA)

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County population in 2012: 127,121 (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: 242 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Blair County: 93.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (38.0%), Manufacturing (12.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Blair County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.0%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.0 years
Males: 61,708  (48.7%)
Females: 65,381  (51.3%)

Blair County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Blair County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,164 ($32,861 in 1999)

This county:

$42164
Pennsylvania:

$52007

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $469 (lower quartile is $321, upper quartile is $595)
This county:

$469
State:

$675


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $115,200 (it was $71,100 in 2000)
Blair:

$115,200
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,400 - $173,100

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $142,320
Here:

$142,320
State:

$221,511

Townhouses or other attached units: $126,808
Here:

$126,808
State:

$157,348

In 2-unit structures: $82,596
Here:

$82,596
State:

$141,335

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $271,706
Here:

$271,706
State:

$186,490

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $97,459
Here:

$97,459
State:

$212,799

Mobile homes: $85,818
Here:

$85,818
State:

$45,445
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,027
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $383

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

  • 2007: 140 buildings, average cost: $184,300
  • 2008: 179 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2009: 103 buildings, average cost: $173,300

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,153 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,089 (1.0%)

Blair County household income distribution in 2009 Blair County home values distribution Blair County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.5%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.3% for Black residents, 24.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.0% for American Indian residents, 48.0% for other race residents, 29.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.5%
Blair County:

16.5%
Pennsylvania:

13.7%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.2% for Black residents, 25.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.9% for American Indian residents, 48.4% for other race residents, 29.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 34 years old, Asian residents: 21 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 20 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

2005 air pollution in Blair County:

Carbon Monoxide: 1 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.013 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.090 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.077 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 21 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 74 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.007 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.036 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Above U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Blair County: Celestine Locality (A), Allegrippus (B), Bennington (C), Greenwood Golf Course (D), Anderson Camp (E), Cove Forge (F), Chimney Rock Beagle Club (G), Sinking Valley Country Club (H), Horseshoe Curve (I), Kladder Station (J), Collier (K), Huntchinsons (L), Antis (M), South Burgoon Gap (N), Drab (O), Sparr (P), Stacy Knob (Q), Wopsononock Lookout (R), HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona (S), Geeseytown Community Fire Company Station 30 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Logan Valley Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Blair County include: Albright Church (A), Lower Claar Church (B), Asbury Church (C), Mardorf Church (D), West Loop Church (E), Dry Run Church (F), Diehls Crossroads Church (G), Frankstown Park Church (H), Morrel Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Agudath Achim Cemetery (1), Antis Cemetery (2), Baughman Cemetery (3), Bennington Cemetery (4), Biddle Cemetery (5), Williams Cemetery (6), Blacks Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Ganister Blue Hole (A), Tyrone Reservoir Number One (B), Tyrone Reservoir Number Two (C), Tipton Reservoir (D), Williamsburg Reservoir (E), Duncansville Reservoir (F), Mill Run Reservoir (G), Homer Gap Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Vanscoyoc Run (A), Scotch Gap Run (B), New Creek (C), Hutchinson Run (D), Township Run (E), Three Springs Run (F), Laurel Run (G), Halter Creek (H), Gypsy Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Blair County include: Westfall Park (1), Alto Rest Park (2), State Game Lands Number 278 (3), State Game Lands Number 198 (4), State Game Lands Number 267 (5), Williamsburg Sportsmens Park (6), Shawnee Park (7), Canoe Creek State Park (8), Blair Memorial Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bedford County , Cambria County , Centre County , Clearfield County , Huntingdon County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 5,251
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,310 (70% naturalized citizens)

Blair County:

1.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 246
  • 1990 to 1994: 111
  • 1985 to 1989: 84
  • 1980 to 1984: 133
  • 1975 to 1979: 193
  • 1970 to 1974: 100
  • 1970 to 1974: 59
  • 1965 to 1969: 384

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:


Housing units in Blair County with a mortgage: 18,076 (1,758 second mortgage, 2,349 home equity loan, 97 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 13,538

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Blair County

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

Tornado activity:

Blair County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 13050940.0 times below overall U.S. average.

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:


The number of natural disasters in Blair County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Tropical Depressions: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 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
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Germany (9%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • India (8%)
  • Italy (8%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Russia (3%)

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

  • German (40%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • Italian (11%)
  • United States or American (10%)
  • English (6%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Blair County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 46,626 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 5,897 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 232 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 4 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 16 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 39 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 80 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,080 (4%)
  • Other means: 373 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,380 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $47,787.

2.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,176 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.99%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($268 average AGI)
Blair County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

1.91% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($21,193 average AGI)
1.05% relocated from other states ($14,716 average AGI)
Blair County:

1.05%
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 Cambria County, PA  0.35% ($30,843 average AGI)
from Bedford County, PA  0.28% ($29,714)
from Huntingdon County, PA  0.19% ($42,670)
from Centre County, PA  0.17% ($35,733)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.13% ($31,143)
from Clearfield County, PA  0.10% ($34,137)
from Westmoreland County, PA  0.04% ($40,600)


2.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,907 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.96%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.75% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($21,452 average AGI)
1.22% relocated to other states ($15,455 average AGI)
Blair County:

1.22%
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 Cambria County, PA  0.29% ($33,651 average AGI)
to Bedford County, PA  0.24% ($37,975)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.20% ($35,578)
to Centre County, PA  0.20% ($38,960)
to Huntingdon County, PA  0.11% ($31,800)
to Clearfield County, PA  0.08% ($26,810)
to Cumberland County, PA  0.05% ($62,458)

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 2013: 11.1

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 2013: 12.4

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 live births in Blair County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 25,027 (21,769 aged, 3,258 disabled)
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: 19133.43
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 370.290
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 61542.5

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1174.340
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1269.770
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11.83

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 38.28
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84.39

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.25
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: 123,417

Size of family households: 15,748 2-persons, 8,081 3-persons, 5,987 4-persons, 2,493 5-persons, 844 6-persons, 417 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 15,455 1-person, 2,400 2-persons, 323 3-persons, 341 4-persons, 52 5-persons, 7 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons.

19,997 married couples with children.
6,865 single-parent households (1,724 men, 5,141 women).

96.9% of residents of Blair County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (91% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $867,304,000 ($6804 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:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 334
  • 2000 to 2004: 3,455
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,738
  • 1980 to 1989: 4,698
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,438
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,757
  • 1950 to 1959: 6,355
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,799
  • 1939 or earlier: 20,337
Rooms in houses/apartments in Blair County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 145
  • 3 rooms: 507
  • 4 rooms: 2,611
  • 5 rooms: 7,071
  • 6 rooms: 10,748
  • 7 rooms: 7,787
  • 8 rooms: 4,837
  • 9+ rooms: 3,848
  • 1 room: 331
  • 2 rooms: 859
  • 3 rooms: 2,394
  • 4 rooms: 3,572
  • 5 rooms: 3,021
  • 6 rooms: 2,199
  • 7 rooms: 911
  • 8 rooms: 472
  • 9+ rooms: 198
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Blair County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 37
  • 1 bedroom: 719
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,034
  • 3 bedrooms: 21,442
  • 4 bedrooms: 6,265
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,064
  • no bedroom: 442
  • 1 bedroom: 3,790
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,660
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,239
  • 4 bedrooms: 704
  • 5+ bedrooms: 122
Cars and other vehicles available in Blair County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,885
  • 1 vehicle: 11,251
  • 2 vehicles: 17,086
  • 3 vehicles: 5,368
  • 4 vehicles: 1,518
  • 5+ vehicles: 453
  • no vehicle: 3,151
  • 1 vehicle: 7,259
  • 2 vehicles: 2,853
  • 3 vehicles: 512
  • 4 vehicles: 118
  • 5+ vehicles: 64

67% of Blair County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 73% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Pennsylvania.

Blair County:

66.9%
State average:

64.4%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $55,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Blair County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (58.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (30.0%)
  • Electricity (5.9%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Coal or coke (1.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • Utility gas (65.8%)
  • Electricity (15.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,486
Here:

10.9%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 439
Here:

6.2%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 886
Here:

18.6%
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)

Blair County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $15,905,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $12,434,000
    General - Other: $5,532,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,147,000
    Regular Highways: $3,223,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,861,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,859,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,144,000
    Financial Administration: $1,132,000
    Police Protection: $1,047,000
    General Public Buildings: $468,000
    Health - Other: $414,000
    Solid Waste Management: $192,000
    Libraries: $183,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $183,000
    Parks and Recreation: $113,000
    Air Transportation: $30,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $24,495,000
    Corporate Bonds: $3,500,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $3,082,000
    Benefit Payments: $1,900,000
    Withdrawals: $1,163,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,126,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,085,000

Blair County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $3,053,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,049,000
    From Parent Local Government: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,134,000
    Interest Earnings: $198,000
    Rents: $5,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $14,383,000
    Public Welfare: $10,089,000
    All Other: $4,433,000
    Highways: $48,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,984,000

Blair County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,349,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,082,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,267,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $4,500,000

Blair County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $10,014,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,690,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Blair County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Blair County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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

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