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Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2019: 64,735 (33% urban, 67% rural); it was 72,392 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,282
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,386
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 22,417
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,045 (it was 6,588 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

30%

Land area: 654 sq. mi.

Water area: 10.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 99 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Armstrong County: 91.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 18%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Armstrong County, PA (2019)
    • 63,31387.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6590.9%Two or more races
    • 5520.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5430.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2090.3%Asian alone
    • 300.04%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 120.02%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

47.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Males: 32,410  (50.1%)
Females: 32,325  (49.9%)
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Average household size:
Armstrong County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $57,636 ($31,557 in 1999)
This county:

$57,636
Pennsylvania:

$63,463

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $537 (lower quartile is $429, upper quartile is $642)
This county:

$537
State:

$792


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $115,200 (it was $63,800 in 2000)
Armstrong:

$115,200
Pennsylvania:

$192,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,300 - $190,000

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $149,742
Here:

$149,742
State:

$255,931

Townhouses or other attached units: $101,137
Here:

$101,137
State:

$201,403

In 2-unit structures: $125,294
Here:

$125,294
State:

$189,304

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $153,103
Here:

$153,103
State:

$200,358

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $196,124
Here:

$196,124
State:

$294,099

Mobile homes: $95,774
Here:

$95,774
State:

$62,605

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,098
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $415

Institutionalized population: 500
Armstrong County, PA map from a distance

Health of residents in Armstrong County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
73.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
44.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
57.6% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
68.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 201 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 162 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 93 buildings, average cost: $86,700
  • 1998: 125 buildings, average cost: $92,400
  • 1999: 91 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2000: 97 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2001: 108 buildings, average cost: $95,200
  • 2002: 117 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2003: 119 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2004: 163 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2005: 110 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 2006: 85 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2007: 65 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2008: 46 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2009: 53 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2010: 60 buildings, average cost: $153,200
  • 2011: 41 buildings, average cost: $143,000
  • 2012: 35 buildings, average cost: $139,800
  • 2013: 57 buildings, average cost: $173,000
  • 2014: 45 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2015: 25 buildings, average cost: $194,200
  • 2016: 61 buildings, average cost: $256,300
  • 2017: 17 buildings, average cost: $218,400
  • 2018: 11 buildings, average cost: $307,700
  • 2019: 11 buildings, average cost: $180,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Armstrong, PA residents
Average permit cost in Armstrong, PA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,214 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,686 (1.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Armstrong, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Armstrong, PA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Armstrong, PA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.7%
Armstrong County:

9.7%
Pennsylvania:

12.0%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.5% for Black residents, 6.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.0% for other race residents, 10.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 47.3 years old
(Males: 45.7 years old, Females: 48.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.0 years old, Black residents: 30.6 years old, American Indian residents: 37.6 years old, Asian residents: 47.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.6 years old, Other race residents: 49.3 years old)

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

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

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

2018 air pollution in Armstrong County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.026 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.4%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%

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

Current college students: 2,012
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 412 (31.6% naturalized citizens)

Armstrong County:

0.6%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 272010 or later
  • 802000 to 2009
  • 521990 to 1999
  • 801980 to 1989
  • 861970 to 1979
  • 234Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

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

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 25,753
  • One, attached: 849
  • Two: 907
  • 3 or 4: 765
  • 5 to 9: 343
  • 10 to 19: 1,212
  • 20 to 49: 169
  • 50 or more: 529
  • Mobile homes: 2,307

Housing units in Armstrong County with a mortgage: 10,603 (209 second mortgage, 858 home equity loan, 34 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,160

Here:

47.6% with mortgage
State:

59.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Armstrong County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant17,88678
Catholic11,96111
Evangelical Protestant6,90963
Orthodox--
Other-2
None32,185-
Armstrong County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
Armstrong County:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

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

3.19 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 40
This county:

5.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Armstrong County:

10.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Armstrong County:

29.7%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.8%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Armstrong County:

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

Earthquake activity:

Armstrong County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from Armstrong County center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 216.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 103.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 296.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 184.9 miles away from Armstrong County center
On 12/31/2011 at 20:05:01, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.9 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4506-PA: March 30, 2020, FEMA Id: 4506, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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 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 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: 1649, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • 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 Flooding, Incident Period: July 19, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1130: July 26, 1996, FEMA Id: 1130, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 01, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1093: January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: 1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Pennsylvania Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1085: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1085, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • Pennsylvania Winter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: January 04, 1994 to February 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1015: March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: 1015, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Armstrong County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Armstrong

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,814 (80.0%)
  • Carpooled: 1,483 (8.0%)
  • Bus: 146 (0.8%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 20 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 272 (1.5%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 610 (3.3%)
  • Worked at home: 1,153 (6.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (12%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Korea (9%)
  • India (9%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Italy (6%)
  • Vietnam (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Armstrong County


  • German (26%)
  • American (14%)
  • Italian (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (6%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • Pennsylvania German (3%)

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

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

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

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

  • 324 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 159 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 68 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 57 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 11 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,397.

3.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,032 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.81%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.26% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($33,228 average AGI)
0.55% relocated from other states ($5,804 average AGI)
Armstrong County:

0.55%
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 Westmoreland County, PA  0.93% ($34,070 average AGI)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.67% ($41,600)
from Butler County, PA  0.57% ($48,503)
from Indiana County, PA  0.34% ($35,957)
from Clarion County, PA  0.26% ($29,068)
from Jefferson County, PA  0.09% ($38,000)


4.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,127 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.21%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.33% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($32,054 average AGI)
0.88% relocated to other states ($11,074 average AGI)
Armstrong County:

0.88%
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 Westmoreland County, PA  0.92% ($36,039 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.82% ($43,595)
to Butler County, PA  0.52% ($48,601)
to Indiana County, PA  0.33% ($41,033)
to Clarion County, PA  0.23% ($32,754)
to Jefferson County, PA  0.11% ($48,000)

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

Births per 1000 population in Armstrong County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Armstrong County

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

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Armstrong County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Armstrong County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Armstrong County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Armstrong County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Armstrong County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Armstrong County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Armstrong County

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

Most common underlying causes of death in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,435)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (991)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (985)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (726)
  • Unspecified dementia (633)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (548)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (524)
  • Congestive heart failure (493)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (405)
  • Heart failure, unspecified (312)

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

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.4
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,223
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 206
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30,379

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 970
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,213
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 24

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 55

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

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

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 64,735
  • Male householders: 15,027 (4,120 living alone), Female householders: 14,068 (5,221 living alone)
  • 14,482 spouses (14,482 opposite-sex spouses), 1,852 unmarried partners, (1,807 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 14,708 children (13,441 natural, 300 adopted, 967 stepchildren), 2,022 grandchildren, 145 brothers or sisters, 491 parents, 14 foster children, 426 other relatives, 617 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 883

Size of family households: 9,305 2-persons, 3,354 3-persons, 4,012 4-persons, 916 5-persons, 300 6-persons, 297 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,341 1-person, 1,376 2-persons, 120 3-persons, 74 4-persons.

8,391 married couples with children.
2,038 single-parent households (570 men, 1,468 women).

97.3% of residents of Armstrong speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (29% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 36% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $486,211,000 ($6,810 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $20,923,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $231,287,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $138,744,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,018,000
Federal grants: $82,630,000
Federal procurement contracts: $17,776,000 ($13,539,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $14,756,000 ($2,515,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $796,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $22,863,000
Federal Government insurance: $49,655,000

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

Births: 3,666
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,527
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +24
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -872
Here -12 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Armstrong County

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

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Year house built in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
  • Year house built in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
  • 4292014 or later
  • 3372010 to 2013
  • 1,1872000 to 2009
  • 2,1031990 to 1999
  • 3,4981980 to 1989
  • 4,3141970 to 1979
  • 3,8411960 to 1969
  • 5,0231950 to 1959
  • 2,7381940 to 1949
  • 9,3641939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
  • 361 room
  • 262 rooms
  • 1523 rooms
  • 1,3134 rooms
  • 4,6925 rooms
  • 6,0006 rooms
  • 3,6567 rooms
  • 3,0388 rooms
  • 2,8509+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
  • 6041 room
  • 1472 rooms
  • 9643 rooms
  • 2,0574 rooms
  • 1,1045 rooms
  • 1,4166 rooms
  • 3897 rooms
  • 2048 rooms
  • 4479+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
  • 36no bedroom
  • 6911 bedroom
  • 4,3552 bedrooms
  • 12,6743 bedrooms
  • 3,4664 bedrooms
  • 5415+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
  • 667no bedroom
  • 1,6011 bedroom
  • 2,6902 bedrooms
  • 1,7963 bedrooms
  • 4244 bedrooms
  • 1545+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Armstrong County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Armstrong County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,002no vehicle
  • 5,5141 vehicle
  • 9,0932 vehicles
  • 3,8613 vehicles
  • 1,4844 vehicles
  • 8095+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Armstrong County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Armstrong County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,475no vehicle
  • 3,3311 vehicle
  • 1,9832 vehicles
  • 3773 vehicles
  • 744 vehicles
  • 925+ vehicles

92.8% of Armstrong County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in Pennsylvania.

Armstrong County:

92.8%
State average:

87.6%

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

  • This state: 60,069
  • Other state: 3,745
  • Northeast: 664
  • Midwest: 728
  • South: 1,721
  • West: 632
Year householders moved into unit in Armstrong County, PA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Armstrong County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 78.7%Utility gas
  • 9.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.3%Electricity
  • 2.8%Wood
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 76.5%Utility gas
  • 14.6%Electricity
  • 4.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%Other fuel
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 513
Here:

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

13.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 44
Here:

1.7%
Pennsylvania:

13.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 348
Here:

22.6%
Pennsylvania:

38.5%

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

Armstrong County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $8,684,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $6,924,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,312,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,387,000
    Health - Other: $3,690,000
    Financial Administration: $2,895,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,895,000
    General - Other: $2,851,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,508,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,097,000
    Police Protection: $1,463,000
    Parks and Recreation: $890,000
    Housing and Community Development: $543,000
    Regular Highways: $62,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,246,000
    Public Welfare: $1,139,000
    Housing and Community Development: $603,000
    General Local Government Support: $27,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,641,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $24,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,708,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $49,092,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,615,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $618,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $312,000
    Rents: $162,000
    Interest Earnings: $101,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $330,000
    Central Staff Services: $134,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $102,000
    Health - Other: $49,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,973,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,373,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,318,000
    Public Welfare: $2,229,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,305,000
    Housing and Community Development: $483,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,439,000
    Other Selective Sales: $149,000
    Other License: $59,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,212,000

Armstrong County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $8,684,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $6,924,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,312,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,387,000
    Health - Other: $3,690,000
    Financial Administration: $2,895,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,895,000
    General - Other: $2,851,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,508,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,097,000
    Police Protection: $1,463,000
    Parks and Recreation: $890,000
    Housing and Community Development: $543,000
    Regular Highways: $62,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,246,000
    Public Welfare: $1,139,000
    Housing and Community Development: $603,000
    General Local Government Support: $27,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,641,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $24,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,708,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $49,092,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,615,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $618,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $312,000
    Rents: $162,000
    Interest Earnings: $101,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $330,000
    Central Staff Services: $134,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $102,000
    Health - Other: $49,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,973,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,373,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,318,000
    Public Welfare: $2,229,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,305,000
    Housing and Community Development: $483,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,439,000
    Other Selective Sales: $149,000
    Other License: $59,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,212,000

Armstrong County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $8,684,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $6,924,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,312,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,387,000
    Health - Other: $3,690,000
    Financial Administration: $2,895,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,895,000
    General - Other: $2,851,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,508,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,097,000
    Police Protection: $1,463,000
    Parks and Recreation: $890,000
    Housing and Community Development: $543,000
    Regular Highways: $62,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,246,000
    Public Welfare: $1,139,000
    Housing and Community Development: $603,000
    General Local Government Support: $27,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,641,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $24,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,708,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $49,092,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,615,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $618,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $312,000
    Rents: $162,000
    Interest Earnings: $101,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $330,000
    Central Staff Services: $134,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $102,000
    Health - Other: $49,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,973,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,373,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,318,000
    Public Welfare: $2,229,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,305,000
    Housing and Community Development: $483,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,439,000
    Other Selective Sales: $149,000
    Other License: $59,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,212,000

Armstrong County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $8,684,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $6,924,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,312,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,387,000
    Health - Other: $3,690,000
    Financial Administration: $2,895,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,895,000
    General - Other: $2,851,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,508,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,097,000
    Police Protection: $1,463,000
    Parks and Recreation: $890,000
    Housing and Community Development: $543,000
    Regular Highways: $62,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,246,000
    Public Welfare: $1,139,000
    Housing and Community Development: $603,000
    General Local Government Support: $27,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,641,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $24,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,708,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $49,092,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,615,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $618,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $312,000
    Rents: $162,000
    Interest Earnings: $101,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $330,000
    Central Staff Services: $134,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $102,000
    Health - Other: $49,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,973,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,373,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,318,000
    Public Welfare: $2,229,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,305,000
    Housing and Community Development: $483,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,439,000
    Other Selective Sales: $149,000
    Other License: $59,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,212,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,133
  • Number of aged recipients: 152
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,981
  • Number of recipients under 18: 281
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,500
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 352
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 766
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 998
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED150$94,133233$100,524757$101,112270$36,07055$78,65552$58,442
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$124,33311$101,54562$94,66122$26,0001$150,00012$62,083
APPLICATIONS DENIED32$112,65686$80,384464$105,446132$25,28817$61,47147$70,404
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$137,21440$86,375240$113,27530$36,96711$68,09114$111,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$88,7504$119,00035$125,3438$41,2503$116,3330$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED20$108,90010$143,0002$44,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$85,0005$102,6000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$174,0005$214,8000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$88,0004$203,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Armstrong, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Armstrong, PA - Value
Most common first names in Armstrong County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John94875.0 years
Mary93381.3 years
William76674.4 years
James59473.5 years
Robert53672.3 years
Charles48075.2 years
Joseph44475.8 years
Margaret39480.9 years
Anna38182.5 years
Helen35979.3 years
Most common last names in Armstrong County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith30977.0 years
Bowser28777.8 years
Miller18975.4 years
Klingensmith12376.1 years
Walker11973.5 years
Hill10478.3 years
Baker10278.2 years
Snyder9777.6 years
Myers9577.0 years
Wolfe9476.8 years
Businesses in Armstrong County, PA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts2MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Nike4
Chevrolet2Payless1
Cricket Wireless3Pizza Hut2
Curves2Quality1
Dairy Queen3RadioShack2
Famous Footwear1Rite Aid4
Fashion Bug1Rodeway Inn1
FedEx4Sears2
Ford2Subway5
GNC2T-Mobile2
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block3U-Haul8
Jones New York1UPS5
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's2
La-Z-Boy1YMCA2
Lane Furniture1

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