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Overview

Introduction to Tyrone, Pennsylvania

Tyrone, Pennsylvania, in Blair county, is 93 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The town is included in the Altoona metropolitan area.

Tyrone History

Tyrone, which was founded in 1850 as Eagleville, was also known as Shorbsville before being given its present name. It grew as a railroad town, but the depot at South Pennsylvania Avenue was torn down in 1968 when the train business deteriorated. After 1975, Tyrone functioned as the connecting point of Altoona and State College because of the Route 220 By-pass. The development of Tyrone picked up when it was connected by the Fiber Optic Super Highway.

Tyrone and Nearby Attractions

  • Juniata College Museum of Art
  • Railroaders Memorial Museum
  • Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
  • Baker Mansion
  • Black Moshannon State Park
  • Whipple Dam State Park

Things To Do In Tyrone

The Railroaders Memorial Museum celebrates the contributions of Railroaders and their families to the lives of Americans. Exhibits displayed at the 1,500-acre Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site narrate the history of the Allegheny Portage Railroad. The Hollsopple Train Station that was previously part of the Baltimore & Ohio rail line is accessible from Tyrone. An ironmaster's house named Baker Mansion has been restored near Tyrone. Opportunities for fishing, swimming, and camping are available at the Black Moshannon State Park, the Canoe Creek State Park, and the Gallitzin State Park.

Tyrone Transportation

The Harrisburg International Airport is located close to Tyrone.

Tyrone Higher Education

Penn State Altoona, Juniata College, and Mount Aloysius College are situated near Tyrone.

People

Total Population 5,415
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 18.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,339
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 41.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,473
% Above Poverty Level 79.9%
% Below Poverty Level 20.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 33.6%
Median Gross Rent $559
Median House Value $89,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.9%
US/American 0%
English 5.7%
Irish 20%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Tyrone Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 93 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Blair
Metro Area Altoona
Standard Zip Codes 16686
Phone Area Codes 814
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.67
Longitude -78.238

Tyrone 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 MADERA 2 SE
Distance 12.3 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
Station PRINCE GALLITZIN ST PK
Distance 16.4 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
Station EBENSBURG SEWAGE PLANT
Distance 29.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alexandria 406 $63,594
Bellwood 1,811 $56,875
Brisbin 308 $46,250
Houtzdale 783 $53,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Tyrone Public Libraries

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Tyrone-snyder Twnshp Pub Lib
1019 LOGAN AVE
Tyrone, Pennsylvania
(814) 684-1133
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Tyrone High Schools

TYRONE AREA HS
814-684-4240
Serves 661 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

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