dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania

Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, in Blair county, is 84 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The town is located in the Altoona metropolitan area.

Hollidaysburg History

The area of present day Hollidaysburg was laid out in 1796. It was founded by, and named after Adam and William Holiday. Within the next two decades, a tavern and a numerous houses were constructed. Because it is located between the Portage Railroad and the Pennsylvania Canal, Hollidaysburg served as a gateway to Western Pennsylvania. In 1836, it was officially established as a borough. A decade later after the formation of Blair County, Hollidaysburg was declared the county seat. The Pennsylvania Railroad built a switching yard in 1903, which directed US Route 22 through the borough.

Hollidaysburg and Nearby Attractions

  • Lakemont Park
  • Canoe Creek State Park
  • Railroaders Memorial Museum
  • Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

Things To Do In Hollidaysburg

The "Railroaders Memorial Museum" is a memorial representing the contributions made by the railroaders and their families to the life and industry of America. "Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site" features the remains of Allegheny Portage Railroad, the first railroad built in Pennsylvania. Other places of interest nearby include the Canoe Creek State Park and Lakemont Park which houses the world’s oldest surviving roller coaster.

Hollidaysburg Transportation

Altoona-Blair County Airport is nearby.

Hollidaysburg Higher Education

The colleges closest to Hollidaysburg include Juniata College, Mount Aloysius College, Penn State Altoona, and Saint Francis University.

People

Total Population 5,812
Male Share of the Population 44.5%
Female Share of the Population 55.5%
Senior Citizens 27%
Employed Population 16+ 2,932
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 46.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,982
% Above Poverty Level 92%
% Below Poverty Level 8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 13.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 44.2%
Median Gross Rent $775
Median House Value $121,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.3%
US/American 0%
English 6%
Irish 16.5%

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

Hollidaysburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 84 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Blair
Metro Area Altoona
Standard Zip Codes 16648
Phone Area Codes 814
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.427
Longitude -78.389

Hollidaysburg 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 ALTOONA 3 W
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 42.6 inches
Station PRINCE GALLITZIN ST PK
Distance 17.6 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 MADERA 2 SE
Distance 25.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Altoona 45,814 $48,840
Duncansville 1,283 $60,302
Gallitzin 1,495 $46,083

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

Hollidaysburg Public Libraries

Library
Hollidaysburg Area Pub Library
405 CLARK ST
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
(814) 695-5961
Library Web Site

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Master of Public Health Online
  • Ranked one of the Best National Universities in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Ranked 31st among the Best Colleges for Veterans in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • A member of the esteemed Association of American Universities (AAU), one of 62 leading public and private research universities in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Leading a first-of-its-kind mission to send a spacecraft to a near-Earth asteroid in 2020.
  • Offers the nation's only Bachelor of Arts in Law degree.
  • Has over 300 majors for students to choose from.
Programs
  • MS Cybersecurity - Computer Forensics
  • Cybersecurity Technologies Certificate
  • BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation
  • UC is committed to liberal education integrated with professional study
  • Accredited by the MSCHE with a beautiful campus located in Utica, New York
  • 21 graduate programs, 38 undergraduate majors & study abroad opportunities
  • More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students (full- and part-time)
  • Offers financial aid options to students who qualify for tuition assistance
Programs
  • Online Master of Social Work
  • Online Master of Business Administration
  • Online Master of Information
  • Ranked one of the Top Public Schools in 2017 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Founded in 1766 as a public institution; it has a main campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey and offers many programs online.
  • Has an average freshman retention rate of 91.8%.
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 14:1, and 38% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Has famous alumni including chef and restauranteur Mario Batali, author Junot Diaz, actor James Gandolfini, and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky.
Programs
  • Online Master of Healthcare Administration in Strategy and Innovation
  • Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences
  • Online Executive Master of Healthcare Administration
  • A Seventh-day Adventist institution located in Orlando, Florida that specializes in allied health and nursing education.
  • Associated with Florida Hospital, and Adventist Health System which is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
  • Has campus ministries that provide students with Christian educational experiences that include assembly programs, music, drama, and more.
  • Offers a growing number of programs at its Denver, Colorado campus.
Programs
  • Masters of Social Work
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration - Business Process Innovation
  • Teaches academic excellence, career preparation, & civic engagement for success
  • More than 40 undergraduate majors and 50 minors, including top-ranked programs
  • In a recent survey, 90% of seniors rated overall experience as excellent or good
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education w/110 acre campus near Philadelphia
  • Military Friendly School in the top 20 % helping military families, Victory Media

Hollidaysburg High Schools

HOLLIDAYSBURG AREA SHS
814-695-4416
Serves 1,062 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

Study Online in Hollidaysburg
Additional Resources
Info for Hollidaysburg Government Officials


Are you an official in the Hollidaysburg government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top