Boswell, Pennsylvania

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Boswell strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

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Affordability of Rents
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Comparative Profile of Boswell, Pennsylvania

Comparing Boswell to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 8 7
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Age of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 1 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 2 3
Portion of People Married 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 3
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Short Commute Times 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 7 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Housing Recently Built 2 7

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Boswell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 54 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Somerset
Metro Area Johnstown
Standard Zip Codes 15531
Phone Area Codes 814
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.161
Longitude -79.029

Boswell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
Station DERRY 4 SW
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Station KEGG
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 39 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 59 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
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Boswell Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,364 100%
Male 643 47.1%
Female 721 52.9%
Under 18 325 23.8%
18+ 1,039 76.2%
65+ 273 20%
Median Age 38.8
Average Family Size 2.92
White 1,354 99.3%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Boswell Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,290
Growth -74
Growth % -5.4%

Boswell Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 29.9%
Polish 19.3%
Italian 11.8%
Irish 7%
US/American 5.8%
English 5.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.5%
Dutch 3%
Scottish 2.5%
Pennsylvania German 2.2%
Russian 1.4%
Slovak 1.1%
Yugoslavian 0.9%
Slavic 0.9%
Hungarian 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Swedish 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Romanian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Slovene 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
European 0.2%
Syrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Boswell 1,364 $26,667
Hooversville 779 $34,375
Jennerstown 714 $46,111
Shanksville 245 $40,833
Somerset 6,762 $41,831
Stoystown 428 $36,250
Windber 4,395 $31,860
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Boswell High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 441 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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