South Fork, Pennsylvania

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South Fork, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy South Fork Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 6% South Fork Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of South Fork, Pennsylvania

Comparing South Fork 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
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Age of the Population 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 6
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 2 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3
Median Family Income 3 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 6 6
Working at Home 2 2
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
People Living Alone 6 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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South Fork Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 63 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Cambria
Metro Area Johnstown
Standard Zip Codes 15956
Phone Area Codes 814
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.367
Longitude -78.791

South Fork Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches
Distance 7.5 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 20.3 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
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South Fork Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,138 100%
Male 563 49.5%
Female 575 50.5%
Under 18 283 24.9%
18+ 855 75.1%
65+ 211 18.5%
Median Age 37
Average Family Size 3.07
White 1,135 99.7%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.6%

Estimated South Fork Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,070
Growth -68
Growth % -6%

South Fork 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 26.6%
Irish 12.3%
English 8.9%
Italian 8%
Polish 7.7%
US/American 6.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
Scottish 3.9%
Pennsylvania German 2.9%
Slovak 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.8%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Croatian 1.8%
Slovene 1.6%
Dutch 1.5%
Welsh 1.1%
Hungarian 1%
Serbian 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Austrian 0.3%
British 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
South Fork 1,138 $34,531
Cassandra 136 $40,833
Ehrenfeld 234 $30,500
Johnstown 23,906 $28,279
Portage 2,837 $34,539
Summerhill 521 $38,125
Wilmore 252 $35,000

South Fork Public Libraries

South Fork Public Library
South Fork, Pennsylvania
(814) 495-4812
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