Houtzdale, Pennsylvania

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Houtzdale, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Houtzdale Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 12% Houtzdale Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Houtzdale, Pennsylvania

Comparing Houtzdale 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 7 6
Age of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 6 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 7
Female Share of the Population 5 3
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 8
Portion of People Married 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
College Educated Adults 3 3
Median Family Income 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Working at Home 5 7
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
People Living Alone 5 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 1 4

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Houtzdale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 90 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Clearfield
Standard Zip Codes 16651
Company Zip Codes 16698
Phone Area Codes 814
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.825
Longitude -78.351

Houtzdale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MADERA 2 SE
Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 31 to 59 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 16 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
Distance 31.9 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
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Houtzdale Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 941 100%
Male 456 48.5%
Female 485 51.5%
Under 18 243 25.8%
18+ 698 74.2%
65+ 176 18.7%
Median Age 38.7
Average Family Size 2.89
White 937 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Houtzdale Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 902
Growth -39
Growth % -4.1%

Houtzdale 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
Polish 17.1%
German 16.2%
Irish 11.5%
English 9%
Ukrainian 8.7%
US/American 6.6%
Italian 4.8%
Swedish 4.8%
Slovak 4.5%
French (except Basque) 3.6%
Scottish 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Czechoslovakian 1.5%
Belgian 1.3%
Lebanese 1.3%
Slavic 1%
Welsh 0.8%
Austrian 0.7%
British 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.6%
Dutch 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
European 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Houtzdale, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Ginter (16651)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Houtzdale 941 $33,309
Brisbin 413 $35,875
Glen Hope 149 $42,500
Osceola Mills 1,249 $32,727
Philipsburg 3,056 $36,667
Ramey 525 $36,563
Wallaceton 350 $38,083
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Houtzdale High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 611 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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