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Newry, Pennsylvania

  •   State: 
    Blair County
      County FIPS: 
    40°23′36″N 78°26′06″W
      Area total: 
    0.10 sq mi (0.25 km²)
      Area land: 
    0.10 sq mi (0.25 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    1,050 ft (320 m)
    1793; Settled 1793; Incorporated 1876
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Altoona, PA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Newry, Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,346.94 residents per square mile of area (905.39/km²)
      Household income: 
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Newry is a borough in Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 231 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was named after the town of Newry in Northern Ireland. Newry is located at 40°2336N 78°266W (40.393223, -78.435085). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km²), all of it land. The town is located along the main north-south road, Old Route 220: just north of the town, a storage company and a small motor vehicles store. Within Newry, the largest business comprises a convenience store, a computer and electronics store, and a golf driving range. Along the north-west street, the northmost street, you can find a small church, a shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes, and an elementary school. along the east-west road in the town are located a post office, a small apartment building, a used home appliances and furniture store and St Patrick's Lutheran Church. The borough is located on the Allegheny Portage Railroad, which was built in the late 18th century to carry passengers from Hollidaysburg across the Alleghenies to Johnstown. In the 1850s, the railroad closed and Newry shifted from an urban to a rural center until the 1950s, when migration of Altoonans from the north gave it a more suburban character.


As of the census of 2000, there were 245 people, 107 households, and 61 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,550.2 people per square mile (946.0/km²) The racial makeup of the borough was 97.14% White, 0.82% African American, 0,82% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,22% of the population. The median income for a household in the Borough was $24,688, and $39,375 for a family. The per capita income for the borough is $14,949. About 15.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 7.4% of people sixty five or over are living below the poverty line. The borough is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which connects to New Jersey and New Jersey via the Raritan River and the Susquehannock River. It is the only borough in New Jersey that is not part of the New York City subway system. The town's name is derived from the name of a former borough, which was also named after a town in New York state. The name of the town is also derived from a Native American tribe, which is believed to have been named after the town of the same name. It was once known as the "Town of the Red Cross" or "The Red Cross Town" because of its large number of Red Cross workers.


Patrick Cassidy, a native of Newry, Ireland and an American soldier in the American Revolutionary War, purchased three hundred acres of land in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, in 1793. He constructed a small town on the land, which he named for his home. Newry flourished as the Allegheny Portage Railroad began to carry passengers from Hollidaysburg across the Alleghenies to Johnstown. This prosperity lasted from the 1830s to the 1850s, when the railroad closed. During the following century, the town decreased in population and quietly shifted from an urban to a rural center. In the 1950s, migration of Altoonans from the north began to increase the size of the town and gave it a more suburban character. The town is located in Blair County, which is now known as Blair County. It is located on the Pennsylvania Allegheny River, which flows into the Pennsylvania Allegany River. It has a population of about 2,000 people, making it one of the smallest towns in Pennsylvania. It was once the largest town in the state, but now has a smaller population than most towns in the area. The city's population has declined to about 1,200 people, down from 2,200 in the early 20th century, when it was the largest city in the county. The population has grown to about 3,000 since the mid-20th century and is expected to grow to 4,000 by the end of the century.

Businesses and institutions

The majority of Newry's businesses are found along the main north-south road, Old Route 220. Along Patrick Lane, the southmost east-west road in the town, are located a post office, a small apartment building, a furniture store, and St. Patrick's Parish, a Roman Catholic parish. Leighty's, which comprises a convenience store, computer systems, parts, and repair store, a golf driving range, a hunting outfitter, a flea market, a flower store and a gas station, is the town's largest business. Along Allegheny Street, the northmostEast-west street, one can find a Lutheran church, two bars,(McCoy's Tavern has since been closed down, a dance studio now resides in the building) and town hall. The town has a population of about 2,000 people. Newry is located on the banks of the Little River, a tributary of the Ohio River. It is one of the few towns in Northern Ireland with a population in excess of 1,000, and is located near the town of Doylestown, the largest city in the state. The population of NewRY is about 2.5 million. It was the site of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in 1864. It has been the scene of several major battles, including the First World War, the Second World War and the First Gulf War. It also hosted the U.S. Civil War, which ended in 1945.


The Lenten fish fries are held in the cafeteria of the school. The summer festival is held near the end of July early August on the school playground and in the gymnasium. Both attract visitors from across the Altoona metropolis and greatly benefit the church and school.

Surrounding areas

Old Route 220 leads to Duncansville and then to Altoona. Route 36 leads north to Hollidaysburg and south to Roaring Spring. Route 220 goes through Leamersville and East Freedom, near McKee, and intersects with Interstate 99. The Catfish Road goes through a few miles of sparse farmland, interrupted by a few houses and a monastery, until it intersects Route 36, which leads to the Appalachian Plateau. It also goes through the town of Blue Knob, up the mountain, and into the mountains to the north. It ends at Route 220, which goes to Newry and then on to West Point, where it turns south to go to the east and north again. It then turns back to the west and goes to the center of the town, which is known as Newry. It is also known as the Newry Road, which turns south and goes into the town's center, and then north again, to the south and east, to reach Route 36. The road ends at the intersection of Route 220 and Route 36 in Newry, where Route 36 turns east. It goes north and then south again to reach the north end of the Appalachian Mountains, which are known as Mount Washington, where the Appalachian Trail runs through the mountain range. The Appalachian Trail is one of the most popular hiking trails in the U.S., with more than 1,000 miles of hiking trails. It's also known for its scenic beauty, including the Mountaineer Trail.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Newry, 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 92. 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 80. 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 Newry = 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 ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 2,622 individuals with a median age of 39 age the population dropped by -13.88% in Newry, Blair County, Pennsylvania population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,346.94 residents per square mile of area (905.39/km²). There are average 2.19 people per household in the 95 households with an average household income of $33,631 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 Newry per 100,000 population = 247.8.


The annual rainfall in Newry = 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 = 192. 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 Newry, Blair County, Pennsylvania which are owned by the occupant = 50.48%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 55.3 years with median home cost = $90,190 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.


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. 4.23% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 5.63% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 2.82% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Newry's population in Blair County, Pennsylvania of 2,037 residents in 1900 has increased 1,29-fold to 2,622 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.76% female residents and 50.24% male residents live in Newry, Blair County, Pennsylvania.

    As of 2020 in Newry, Blair County, Pennsylvania are married and the remaining 44.38% are single population.

  • 22.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Newry 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.

    80.00% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 7.62% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 3.81% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Newry, Blair County, Pennsylvania, 50.48% are owner-occupied homes, another 40.00% are rented apartments, and the remaining 9.52% are vacant.

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

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