Ligonier, Pennsylvania

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Ligonier, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Ligonier College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Ligonier Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Ligonier, Pennsylvania

Comparing Ligonier 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
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 3
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
Median Family Income 6 6
People Above Poverty 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Short Commute Times 6 6
Working at Home 5 7
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Ligonier Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 42 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Westmoreland
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15658
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.243
Longitude -79.237

Ligonier Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 75 F
Oct Temp 40 to 57 F
Annual Precip 52.4 inches
Distance 18.1 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
Distance 30.8 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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Ligonier Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,695 100%
Male 774 45.7%
Female 921 54.3%
Under 18 319 18.8%
18+ 1,376 81.2%
65+ 475 28%
Median Age 46.1
Average Family Size 2.73
White 1,691 99.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.4%

Estimated Ligonier Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,622
Growth -73
Growth % -4.3%

Ligonier 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 30.4%
Irish 14.5%
Italian 9%
US/American 7.7%
English 5.6%
Scotch-Irish 4%
Scottish 3.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.6%
Polish 3.6%
Welsh 3.2%
Slovak 3.1%
Dutch 1.5%
Pennsylvania German 1.3%
Norwegian 1.2%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Croatian 0.9%
Hungarian 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Swiss 0.6%
Serbian 0.6%
Romanian 0.6%
Greek 0.5%
Canadian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Russian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Wilpen (15658)

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)
Ligonier 1,695 $42,656
Bolivar 501 $35,682
Derry 2,991 $37,585
Donegal 165 $25,417
Jennerstown 714 $46,111
Latrobe 8,994 $42,168
Youngstown 400 $34,167

Ligonier Public Libraries

Ligonier Valley Library
Ligonier, Pennsylvania
(724) 238-6451
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Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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