Ernest, Pennsylvania

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Ernest, Pennsylvania

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

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Comparative Profile of Ernest, Pennsylvania

Comparing Ernest 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 10
Senior Citizens 6 5
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Racial Diversity 5 6
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Age of the Population 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 7
Portion of People Married 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 4
People Above Poverty 2 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Working at Home 5 7
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Short Commute Times 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Affordability of Rents 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2
Housing Recently Built 1 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Ernest Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 46 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Indiana
P.O. Box Zip Codes 15739
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.678
Longitude -79.161

Ernest Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station INDIANA 3 SE
Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 37 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches
Station SALINA 3 W
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 37 F
Apr Temp 33 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
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Ernest Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 501 100%
Male 239 47.7%
Female 262 52.3%
Under 18 135 26.9%
18+ 366 73.1%
65+ 85 17%
Median Age 36.2
Average Family Size 3.18
White 488 97.4%
African-American 5 1%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.4%
Other 2 0.4%
Mixed Race 3 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.8%

Estimated Ernest Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 477
Growth -24
Growth % -4.8%

Ernest 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 24.5%
Italian 17.2%
Irish 10.9%
Polish 9.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.1%
US/American 7.3%
Scottish 6.5%
Slovak 3.6%
English 3.4%
Swedish 1.6%
Dutch 1%
Ukrainian 1%
Croatian 0.8%
Hungarian 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Carpatho Rusyn 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
British 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ernest 501 $28,214
Clymer 1,547 $36,688
Creekside 323 $30,000
Homer City 1,844 $39,375
Indiana 14,895 $47,192
Plumville 342 $28,125
Shelocta 127 $45,833
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