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Overview

Introduction to Sayre, Pennsylvania

Sayre, Pennsylvania, in Bradford county, is 59 miles NW of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 136 miles SE of Buffalo, New York. The town has a population of 5,813.

Sayre History

Charles Anthony, James Fritcher, and Howard Elmer purchased land in the Pine Plains area in May, 1870. They established a community, and convinced Robert Asa Packer to construct a railroad repair facility for the Lehigh Valley Railroad in the area. The President of the Pennsylvania & New York Railroad, Robert Heysham Sayre, helped the settlers seal the deal. The community was named "Sayre" in his honor. It was officially incorporated on January 27, 1891. In 1904, locomotive yards were built in Sayre, which became the second largest yard in the world. The railroad operated in the town till 1976.

Sayre and Nearby Attractions

  • Bradford County Historical Society Museum
  • French Azilum Historic Site
  • National Soaring Museum
  • Ross Park Zoo
  • Mount Pisgah State Park

Things To Do In Sayre

The French Azilum Historic Site is situated on the area where a planned French community was established in 1793. However, none of the original 50 buildings survive to this day. The National Warplane Museum specializes in the restoration and flying of various aircrafts used during World War II, while the National Soaring Museum features collections of sailplanes. European and American art from the 17th through the 20th century can be viewed at the Arnot Art Museum. The Bradford County Historical Society Museum houses artifacts reflecting the historical and cultural background of the area. Opportunities to play golf are available at the golf course in Mark Twain State Park. Mount Pisgah State Park, situated on Mill Creek, offers amenities for fishing, swimming, and boating. Another popular place to visit is the Ross Park Zoo.

Sayre Transportation

Air transportation is available from Elmira/ Corning Regional Airport.

Sayre Higher Education

Colleges close to Sayre are Elmira College, Corning Community College, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, and SUNY Binghamton.

People

Total Population 5,553
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 17%
Employed Population 16+ 2,386
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 43.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.6%
Median Earnings25+ $29,752
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $7,237
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,139

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,427
% Above Poverty Level 90.6%
% Below Poverty Level 9.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 19.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 38.5%
Median Gross Rent $677
Median House Value $103,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.7%
US/American 0%
English 10.2%
Irish 19.9%

Sayre Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 59 miles NW of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 136 miles SE of Buffalo, New York
County Bradford
Standard Zip Codes 18840
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.978
Longitude -76.515

Sayre Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WAVERLY
Distance 1.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.1 inches
Station ELMIRA
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.9 inches
Station ENDICOTT
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Athens Township (18840)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Athens 3,344 $54,250
Burlington 161 $49,688

Sayre Public Libraries

Library
Sayre Public Library
122 SOUTH ELMER AVE
Sayre, Pennsylvania
(570) 888-2256
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Sayre Hospitals

ROBERT PACKER HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
ONE GUTHRIE SQUARE
(570) 888-6666
Emergency Service: Yes

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SAYRE AREA HS
570-888-6622
Serves 576 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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