Blair County

Blair County, Pennsylvania

423 Allegheny St Suite 142
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
Phone: (814) 693-3030
Fax: (814) 693-3033
www.blairco.org

In western PA, east of Johnstown; organized Feb 26, 1846 from Huntingdon and Bedford counties. Name Origin: For John Blair, PA legislator and prominent citizen. The only county in PA named for a local citizen

Area (sq mi):: 527.11 (land 525.80; water 1.31) Population per square mile: 241.10
Population 2005: 126,795 State rank: 27 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.80%; 1990-2000 -1.10% Population 2000: 129,144 (White 97.30%; Black or African American 1.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.40%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 39.50
Income 2000: per capita $16,743; median household $32,861; Population below poverty level: 12.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,689-$25,478
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.40% Median travel time to work: 20.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Altoona (47,832)

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