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Cameron County, Pennsylvania (PA)


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County population in 2012: 4,939 (53% urban, 47% rural); it was 5,974 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 811
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 866
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,848
Renter-occupied apartments: 596 (it was 617 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

30%

Land area: 397 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 13 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cameron County: 93.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (36.4%), Educational,health and social services (16.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Cameron County, Pennsylvania:


Median resident age:  48.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.0 years

Males: 2,499  (57.7%)
Females: 2,586  (42.3%)

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Cameron County,PA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Cameron County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,773 ($32,212 in 1999)
This county:

$39773
Pennsylvania:

$49520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $397 (lower quartile is $281, upper quartile is $488)
This county:

$397
State:

$597


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $78,944 (it was $61,500 in 2000)
Cameron County:

$78,944
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,324 - $109,173

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $157,378
Here:

$157,378
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $79,785
Here:

$79,785
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $564,862
Here:

$564,862
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $107,158
Here:

$107,158
State:

$223,507

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $370,576
Here:

$370,576
State:

$225,726

Mobile homes: $80,911
Here:

$80,911
State:

$35,442
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,217
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $331

Institutionalized population: 50

Cameron County, PA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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 2009: $1,439 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,295 (1.9%)


Cameron County household income distribution in 2009 Cameron County home values distribution


Cameron County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 12.5%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 75.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 75.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 48 years old
(Males: 47 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

9.4%
Whole state:

11.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

3.6%
Whole state:

5.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cameron County is $425 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $492 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $652 a month.

Cities in this county include: Emporium, Driftwood.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Cameron County: Shippen Station (A), Emporium Junction (B), Canoe Run (C), Lewis Run (D), Elk River (E), Apollo Rangers Club (F), Sinnamahoning Volunteer Fire and Ambulance (G), Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Elk District 13 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Cameron County: North Creek Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Hicks Run Cemetery (1), Gilmore Cemetery (2), Newton Cemetery (3), Pine Saint Cemetery (4), Saint Marks Cemetery (5), Wyle Cemetery (6), Grove Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Bucktail (A), Emporium Reservoir (B), Upper Reservoir (C), George B Stevenson Reservoir (D), Salt Run Reservoir (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hunts Run (A), Russell Hollow Run (B), Rock Run (C), Frenchmans Branch (D), Upper Jerry Run (E), Roaring Run (F), Gillis Bliss Run (G), Rattlesnake Run (H), Joes Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Cameron County include: Sizerville Park (1), State Game Lands Number 14 (2), Sinnemahoning State Park (3), Sizerville State Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Clearfield County , Clinton County , Elk County , McKean County , Potter County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 95
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 34 (82% naturalized citizens)

Cameron County:

0.6%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 84.6%

Cameron County marital status for males
Cameron County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Cameron County with a mortgage: 724 (74 second mortgage, 71 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 687

Here:

51.3% with mortgage
State:

62.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.48%
Here56.5%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,374
Total congregations: 15

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents1,580 (46.8%)713 (21.1%)238 (7.1%)191 (5.7%)652 (19.3%)
Congregations2 (13.3%)3 (20.0%)2 (13.3%)1 (6.7%)7 (46.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Cameron County - Emporium, Driftwood

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

5.62 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Cameron County:

9.37 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.0%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cameron County:

15.0%
State:

11.5%


Agriculture in Cameron County:

Average size of farms: 122 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $9,574
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 44.99%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $8,215
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $28,678
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.43%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.36
Land in orchards: 38 acres

Tornado activity:

Cameron County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 3.2 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Cameron 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 93.7 miles away from the county center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 74.6 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 53.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Cameron County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Metal and metal products (27%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Metal and metal products (20%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (17%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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




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





Cameron County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,922 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 330 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 153 (6%)
  • Other means: 18 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 54 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $38,455.

3.48% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,587 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.48%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.22% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($20,853 average AGI)
1.25% relocated from other states ($12,733 average AGI)
Cameron County:

1.25%
Pennsylvania average:

2.15%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Elk County, PA  0.56% ($35,917 average AGI)


5.36% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.68% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($19,992 average AGI)
1.68% relocated to other states ($6,559 average AGI)
Cameron County:

1.68%
Pennsylvania average:

2.30%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Elk County, PA  1.04% ($31,217 average AGI)
to Potter County, PA  0.55% ($23,917)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Births per 1000 population in Cameron County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Cameron County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Cameron County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,257 (1,104 aged, 153 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1117.220
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1454.160
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 17.73

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35.59
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 35.47

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,993

Size of family households: 793 2-persons, 281 3-persons, 207 4-persons, 92 5-persons, 29 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 746 1-person, 97 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 3 5-persons.

97.8% of residents of Cameron County speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $39,816,000 ($7045 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $502,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $17,598,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $9,608,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,000
Federal grants: $11,154,000
Federal procurement contracts: $265,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,177,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $112,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $625,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,771,000

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

Births: 311
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 378
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -265
Here -47 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Cameron County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.48 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Cameron County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 22
  • 4 rooms: 150
  • 5 rooms: 434
  • 6 rooms: 485
  • 7 rooms: 350
  • 8 rooms: 189
  • 9+ rooms: 206
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 43
  • 3 rooms: 113
  • 4 rooms: 151
  • 5 rooms: 143
  • 6 rooms: 99
  • 7 rooms: 29
  • 8 rooms: 18
  • 9+ rooms: 14
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cameron County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 58
  • 2 bedrooms: 426
  • 3 bedrooms: 954
  • 4 bedrooms: 319
  • 5+ bedrooms: 85
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 196
  • 2 bedrooms: 204
  • 3 bedrooms: 166
  • 4 bedrooms: 20
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16
Cars and other vehicles available in Cameron County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 78
  • 1 vehicle: 666
  • 2 vehicles: 860
  • 3 vehicles: 171
  • 4 vehicles: 57
  • 5+ vehicles: 16
  • no vehicle: 142
  • 1 vehicle: 316
  • 2 vehicles: 129
  • 3 vehicles: 28
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

70% of Cameron County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Pennsylvania.

Cameron County:

70.3%
State average:

64.4%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $57,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 23%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 18%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cameron County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (54.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.1%)
  • Wood (7.1%)
  • Electricity (4.4%)
  • Coal or coke (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (56.2%)
  • Electricity (24.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.7%)
  • Wood (3.2%)
  • Coal or coke (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 43
Here:

6.0%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 32
Here:

8.4%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10
Here:

14.5%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Cameron County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Cameron County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Cameron County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Cameron County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Cameron County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Cameron County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6375.8 years
Mary5678.6 years
Charles4873.3 years
William4772.8 years
Robert4670.1 years
James4572.7 years
Joseph4175.0 years
Helen3479.5 years
George3276.4 years
Margaret2974.2 years
Most common last names in Cameron County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2879.9 years
Brown2079.4 years
Lewis1974.1 years
Marshall1675.2 years
Reed1675.1 years
Johnson1472.9 years
Miller1475.9 years
Moore1377.5 years
Armstrong1177.1 years
Clark1169.3 years
Businesses in Cameron County, PA
NameCountNameCount
H&R Block1Rite Aid1
MasterBrand Cabinets2U-Haul1
RadioShack1

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