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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,790
Male Share of the Population44.7%
Female Share of the Population55.3%
Senior Citizens29%
Employed Population 16+2,904
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married43%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.4%
Median Earnings25+$35,701
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,377

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,354
% Above Poverty Level94.4%
% Below Poverty Level5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work15.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone48.7%
Median Gross Rent$784
Median House Value$135,100

Ancestry

Irish17.9%
Italian9.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.7%
English5.2%
Polish3.1%
Scottish2.6%
Dutch2.4%
French Except Basque1.7%
Czech1.4%
Russian1.3%
German1.2%
Ukrainian0.9%
Slovak0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Danishn0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Arab0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Latvian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Romanian0.2%
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Hollidaysburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Blair County
Standard Zip Codes16648
Phone Area Codes814
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.43
Approximate Longitude-78.39

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)

StationALTOONA 3 W
Distance6.5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip42.6 inches
StationPRINCE GALLITZIN ST PK
Distance17.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 62 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationMADERA 2 SE
Distance25.8 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp31 to 59 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp35 to 60 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Altoona45,209$49,866
Duncansville1,244$54,821
Gallitzin1,494$50,066
Martinsburg1,842$54,583
Newry288$47,083
Roaring Spring2,537$63,140

Hollidaysburg Public Libraries

Hollidaysburg Area Public Library
ONE FURNACE ROAD
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
(814) 695-5961

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Hollidaysburg Public Schools

Central Pa Digital Lrng Foundation Cs
721 N. Juniata St. Suite 3
ZIP: 16648
(814) 682-5258
Other
Total Enrollment 181
Charles W Longer El Sch
1320 Union St
ZIP: 16648
(814) 695-4431
Primary
Total Enrollment 558
Frankstown El Sch
2463 Reservoir Rd
ZIP: 16648
(814) 695-4961
Primary
Total Enrollment 649
Hollidaysburg Area Jhs
1000 Hewit St
ZIP: 16648
(814) 695-4426
Middle
Total Enrollment 816
Hollidaysburg Area Shs
1510 North Montgomery Street
ZIP: 16648
(814) 695-4416
High
Total Enrollment 801

Hollidaysburg Private Schools

Hollidaysburg Catholic School
Spruce St & Wayne St
ZIP: 16648
Elementary
Total Enrollment 141
Penn Mont Academy
131 Holliday Hills Dr
ZIP: 16648
Elementary
Total Enrollment 129
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