Duncansville, Pennsylvania

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Duncansville, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

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Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 7% Duncansville Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Duncansville Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Duncansville, Pennsylvania

Comparing Duncansville 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
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Age of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Racial Diversity 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 4
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
People Above Poverty 6 5
Median Family Income 5 5
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Working at Home 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
People Living Alone 10 9
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
Housing Recently Built 4 9

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Duncansville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 82 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Blair
Metro Area Altoona
Standard Zip Codes 16635
Phone Area Codes 814
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.423
Longitude -78.434

Duncansville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ALTOONA 3 W
Distance 5.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 42.6 inches
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
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Duncansville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,238 100%
Male 539 43.5%
Female 699 56.5%
Under 18 219 17.7%
18+ 1,019 82.3%
65+ 285 23%
Median Age 43.7
Average Family Size 2.84
White 1,219 98.5%
African-American 6 0.5%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 11 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.5%

Estimated Duncansville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,194
Growth -44
Growth % -3.6%

Duncansville 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 42.9%
Irish 13.4%
US/American 8%
English 7.8%
Italian 6.8%
Dutch 3.2%
Polish 3.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.8%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.4%
Syrian 1.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.9%
Swiss 0.9%
Scottish 0.7%
European 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
Slovene 0.7%
Greek 0.6%
Swedish 0.4%
Hungarian 0.2%
Liberian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Duncansville 1,238 $40,655
Altoona 49,523 $36,758
Cresson 1,631 $34,900
Gallitzin 1,756 $38,438
Hollidaysburg 5,368 $39,306
Newry 245 $39,375
Roaring Spring 2,418 $42,370
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