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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,467
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens18.8%
Employed Population 16+2,625
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married47%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26%
Median Earnings25+$35,075
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$9,032
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,114

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,154
% Above Poverty Level91.9%
% Below Poverty Level8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work20.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone40%
Median Gross Rent$652
Median House Value$121,100

Ancestry

Irish18.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.5%
Italian11.8%
English8.6%
Dutch5%
Polish3.2%
Scottish2.2%
Greek2.2%
Welsh1.7%
German1.5%
African1.1%
Ukrainian1%
French Except Basque1%
Canadian0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Czech0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Nigerian0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Russian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
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Sayre Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bradford County
Standard Zip Codes18840
Phone Area Codes570
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.97
Approximate Longitude-76.53

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)

StationWAVERLY
Distance1.7 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp32 to 58 F
Jul Temp57 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.1 inches
StationELMIRA
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp15 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 61 F
Annual Precip34.9 inches
StationENDICOTT
Distance23.4 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp33 to 56 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Athens3,287$65,192
Burlington200$56,250
Rome438$51,875
South Waverly1,239$68,292
Towanda2,848$64,345
Troy1,534$59,688

Sayre Public Libraries

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

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Sayre Hospitals

Robert Packer Hospital
(Non-profit)
One Guthrie Square
(570) 888-6666

Sayre Public Schools

Sayre Area Hs
331 W Lockhart St
ZIP: 18840
(570) 888-6622
High
Total Enrollment 473
Snyder El Sch
130 Cedar St
ZIP: 18840
(570) 888-7742
Primary
Total Enrollment 639
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