County population in 2012: 62,792 (28% urban, 72% rural); it was 62,761 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 10,240 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,561 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 18,457 Renter-occupied apartments: 6,520 (it was 5,996 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 1151 sq. mi. Water area: 10.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 55 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bradford County: 93.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.2%), Manufacturing (21.1%), Retail trade (11.2%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,472 (1.4%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,283 (1.4%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 14.9%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.7% for Black residents, 22.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 49.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.3% for other race residents, 33.6% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 20 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bradford County is $428 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $491 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $614 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Bradford County: French Azilum Overlook (A), Towanda Golf Course (B), French Azilum (C), Aspinwall Corners (D), Smithfield Summit (E), Barclay Station (F), Franklin Center (G), Virtus (H), Mountain Lake (I), Wyalusing Station (J), New Era (K), Chaffee Corners (L), Concklin Corners (M), Hiland Farm (N), Cottons Corners (O), Coyles Corners (P), Liberty Corners (Q), Sayees Corners (R), Stevens Corners (S), Woodruff Corners (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Bradford County include: Union Valley Church (A), Baptist Hill Church (B), Armenia Church (C), Ridgebury Chapel (D), Riggs Church (E), French Asylum Church (F), Saint Francis Church (G), Saint Johns Church (H), Mountain Lake Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Union Cemetery (1), Turnpike Cemetery (2), Ballard Cemetery (3), Ballibay Cemetery (4), Beaman Cemetery (5), Beaver Meadow Cemetery (6), Oak Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Blacks Lake (A), McCloe Pond (B), Little Pond (C), Mud Pond (D), Sturdevant Pond (E), Stowell Pond (F), Bert Jayne Pond (G), Long Swamp (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cayuta Creek (A), Spring Creek (B), Wolf Run (C), Thomas Run (D), Canaan Run (E), West Branch Tomjack Creek (F), Bennetts Creek (G), Wallace Run (H), Wallace Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Bradford County include: State Game Lands Number 172 (1), Alparon Park (2), Round Top Recreation Area (3), State Game Lands Number 289 (4), State Game Lands Number 239 (5), State Game Lands Number 237 (6), Mount Pisgah State Park (7), State Game Lands Number 240 (8), State Game Lands Number 250 (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 202 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $66,753 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $51.71 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.54% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 92.83% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $57,318 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 45.74% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $63,670 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.90% Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 26.38 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 31.16% Corn for grain: 9617 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 67 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 762 harvested acres Vegetables: 331 harvested acres Land in orchards: 140 acres
Bradford County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 2.1 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 7/29/1976, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Bradford County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 97.2 miles away from the county center On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 58.9 miles away from the county center On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 92.8 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Most recent natural disasters:
Pennsylvania Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: November 16, 2006 to November 17, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1684): February 23, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1684, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Pennsylvania Severe 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
Pennsylvania Hurricane 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
Pennsylvania Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 2, 2005 to April 23, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1587): April 14, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1587, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Pennsylvania Tropical 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
Pennsylvania Flooding, 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
Pennsylvania Blizzard, 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
Pennsylvania Severe 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
Pennsylvania SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: October 20, 1976, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-523): October 20, 1976, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-523, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Pennsylvania Severe Storms, Heavy Rians, Flooding, Incident Period: September 26, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-485): September 26, 1975, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-485, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Bradford County (11) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9
Births per 1000 population in Bradford County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population in Bradford County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.0 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Bradford County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 11,568 (9,720 aged, 1,848 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.79 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 22880.34 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 661.670 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 69812.53
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1261.650 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1103.350 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 17.59
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35.22 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 51.17
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12.79
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 117.4. This is more than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
Firearm - 82.8
Other - 34.5
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 52,335 (13,063 male householders, 4,240 female householders)
13,595 spouses, 16,940 children (15,393 natural, 465 adopted, 1,082 stepchildren), 1,303 grandchildren, 327 brothers or sisters, 431 parents, 376 other relatives, 1,746 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 9,708 (3,788 male householders (2,926 living alone)), 4,230 female householders (3,707 living alone)), 1,690 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 579 (489 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 8,333 2-persons, 3,778 3-persons, 2,990 4-persons, 1,362 5-persons, 523 6-persons, 317 7-or-more-persons.
97.2% of residents of Bradford County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $344,359,000 ($5504 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $13,081,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $168,778,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $68,438,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,752,000 Federal grants: $79,529,000 Federal procurement contracts: $10,307,000 ($7,177,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $14,556,000 ($43,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $3,843,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $12,680,000 Federal Government insurance: $54,362,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
59 per 1000 residents
61 per 1000 residents
55 per 1000 residents
54 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +36
+1 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -412
-7 per 1000 residents
-2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Bradford County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.55 millions of gallons per day (89% from ground, 11% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 287
2000 to 2004: 909
1990 to 1999: 3,592
1980 to 1989: 3,476
1970 to 1979: 4,960
1960 to 1969: 2,157
1950 to 1959: 1,693
1940 to 1949: 1,194
1939 or earlier: 11,197
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bradford County, Pennsylvania
67% of Bradford County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in Pennsylvania.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 45980
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $70,700
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bradford County