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Duncansville

  •   State: 
    Pennsylvania
      County: 
    Blair County
      City: 
    Duncansville
      County FIPS: 
    42013
      Coordinates: 
    40°25′30″N 78°25′57″W
      Area total: 
    0.53 sq mi (1.38 km²)
      Area land: 
    0.53 sq mi (1.38 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
      Elevation: 
    1,011 ft (308 m)
      Established: 
    1831
  •   Latitude: 
    40,4183
      Longitude: 
    -78,4498
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Altoona, PA
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    16635
      GMAP: 

    Duncansville, Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States

  •   Population: 
    1,119
      Population density: 
    2,359.02 residents per square mile of area (910.16/km²)
      Household income: 
    $40,945
      Households: 
    635
      Unemployment rate: 
    7.30%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.00%
      Income taxes: 
    3.57%

Duncansville is a borough in Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,258 at the 2020 census. The borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land. In 1830, Tim Duncan, recognizing the excellent possibilities for land development, purchased land on the western banks of the stream which traversed the area and plotted a town, which he named Duncansville. About the same time Jacob Walters laid out plots of land and called his settlement Walterstown. Both Duncan and Walters agreed that a common name should be used for the two places. They decided to cast lots to select the name to be used. A coin was tossed and fortune favored Duncan, thereby uniting the two communities under the name of Duncan'sville. In the 2000 census there were 1,238 people, 580 households, and 338 families residing in the borough. The median household income was $31,532 and the median family income was $40,655. The per capita income for the borough was $16,344. About 6.6% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6%) of those under 18 and 16.8% of those age 65 or over. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was2.84. The town is located at 40°2530N 78°255772, -78.432435.

Geography

Duncansville is located at 40°2530N 78°2557W (40.425072, -78.432435).According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land. The borough is part of the New Jersey Bay Area, which is in the eastern part of New Jersey. It has a population of 1,071 (as of the 2010 Census). The borough's population was 1,081 (as of the 2000 Census), and it has an estimated 1,091 (1,082) people living in the borough of Duncansville. It is the only borough in New Jersey with a population over 1,000 in the city and borough area. The town's population is about 1,100 (as at the 2010 census). It has an elevation of 40.2 m (12.7 ft) and a population density of 0,788 (1 0.7 km²) per square mile (0.8 sq mi) The borough was founded in 1836. It was named after a local family of the same name, who settled in the area in the 19th century. The city's name is derived from the word "duncans", which means "doughnut" or "ditch" in French. It also means "duck" in English.

Demographics

At the 2000 census there were 1,238 people, 580 households, and 338 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,312.5 people per square mile (885.2/km²). There were 610 housing units at an average density of 1,139.4 per squaremile (436.2 /km²) The racial makeup of the borough was 98.47% White, 0.48% African American, 0,08% Asian, 0.,08% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. The median household income was $31,532 and the median family income was $40,655. About 6.6% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.4 males. The borough is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs from New Jersey to New Jersey. It is one of the few towns in New Jersey that does not use the New York City subway system. It has a population of about 2,000. The city's population is about 1,000, making it one of only a handful of towns in the state to do so. It also has the highest rate of obesity in the U.S. and the lowest rate of smoking in the United States. The town has a high rate of diabetes and high levels of heart disease, which is the second highest in the city.

History

In 1830, Tim Duncan, recognizing the excellent possibilities for land development, plotted a town, which he named Duncansville. Jacob Walters laid out plots of land on the eastern side of the stream and called his settlement Walterstown. Confusion and some rivalry existed between the two settlements. Both Duncan and Walters agreed that a common name should be used for the two places. They decided to cast lots to select the name to be used. A coin was tossed and fortune favored Duncan, thereby uniting the two communities under the name of Duncanville. The people of both settlements declared a holiday and arranged quite a celebration for the occasion. All assembled at the wooden bridge separating the two towns. The name Duncannville was chosen by a coin toss and Duncan was chosen to be the winner. The town was named in honor of Duncan's father, who was born in the town in 1805 and died in 1852. It is located on the banks of a stream which traverses the area and is known as the Duncanny River. It has a population of about 2,000 people and is located in the eastern part of the state. It was founded in 1830 and was named after Duncan, who purchased the land and plotted the town. The community is now known as Duncacanville and is in the U.S. Daughters of the American Revolution were the first to vote for Duncan as the candidate for president in 1856. The election was held on November 4, 1856, and Duncan won.

Notable businesses

North American Communications - defunct 2019 company. North American Communications was one of the first cable television networks in the United States. The company was founded in 1950 and was based in Washington, D.C. and New York City. It went bankrupt in 2009. It is now owned by Liberty Global, which is based in Atlanta, Georgia. It was founded by former U.S. President George W. Bush in 1961. North America Communications was a subsidiary of Liberty Global. It has since been renamed Liberty Global North America, Inc. and Liberty Global South America, among other things, and is now based in Miami, Florida. It also has its own radio station, North American Radio Network, based in New York, and a satellite network, North America Satellite Services, Inc., based in Los Angeles, California. It had a radio network in the Philippines, which was part of North America Radio Networks, which went out of business in 2011. It later became a satellite provider in the 1990s and 2000s, and later a satellite operator in the Middle East and Asia. In 2012, the company was acquired by satellite and television company NARS, which continues to operate in the U.N. and Latin America. In 2013, NARS merged with NARS to form North American Satellite Communications. NARS is now known as NARS-North America Communications. In 2014, it was rebranded as NACN. In 2015, it became NARS North America Network, which operates in Latin America and the Asia region.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Duncansville, Blair County, Pennsylvania = 72.2. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 93. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 81. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Duncansville = 3.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 1,119 individuals with a median age of 45 age the population grows by 7.19% in Duncansville, Blair County, Pennsylvania population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,359.02 residents per square mile of area (910.16/km²). There are average 2.09 people per household in the 635 households with an average household income of $40,945 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.30% of the available work force and has dropped -4.35% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 24.00%. The number of physicians in Duncansville per 100,000 population = 247.8.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Duncansville = 43 inches and the annual snowfall = 36.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 139. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 190. 81 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 16.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 57, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Duncansville, Blair County, Pennsylvania which are owned by the occupant = 57.75%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 49 years with median home cost = $100,680 and home appreciation of 3.47%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $11.71 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $5,301 per student. There are 14.8 students for each teacher in the school, 926 students for each Librarian and 452 students for each Counselor. 5.85% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 5.95% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 2.44% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Duncansville's population in Blair County, Pennsylvania of 1,512 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,74-fold to 1,119 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 55.61% female residents and 44.39% male residents live in Duncansville, Blair County, Pennsylvania.

    As of 2020 in Duncansville, Blair County, Pennsylvania are married and the remaining 46.83% are single population.

  • 18.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Duncansville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    89.05% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 5.71% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.32% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.86% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Duncansville, Blair County, Pennsylvania, 57.75% are owner-occupied homes, another 36.19% are rented apartments, and the remaining 6.06% are vacant.

  • The 53.21% of the population in Duncansville, Blair County, Pennsylvania who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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