Blair County

Blair County, Pennsylvania

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

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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    Others include Altoona, Blair County, Plymouth, Luzerne County; Nanticoke, Luzerne County; and Clairton, Allegheny County.
    Following the acquisition and subject to regulatory reviews by the Attorney General of Pennsylvania and the Blair County Orphans' Court, Nason Hospital has become part of Conemaugh Health System.
    5-mile radius and involved five crime scenes in Frankstown Township in Blair County, the Associated Press reported.
    Blair County District Attorney Rich Consiglio says three people were shot Friday morning in Frankstown Township, about 70 miles West of Harrisburg, AP reported.
    The wind farm is situated northwest of Altoona, Pennsylvania, in Blair County.
    YARM'S Levendale Primary School showed off their tennis skills by finishing runners-up in the Year 3 Tony Blair County Schools Final at Sunderland Tennis Centre.
    to build this facility here in Blair County," Stanton Sheetz, president and CEO of Sheetz, told QSR Magazine.
    Blair County Judge Hiram Carpenter rejected the diocese's argument, stating that the lawsuits involve "not an attack on the freedom to believe, but rather an attack on the freedom to act contrary to the laws of the commonwealth.
    The Blair County Convention & Sports Facilities Authority (Authority) constructed a convention center close to the Genter property.
    Through a cooperative effort involving the Altoona Hospital for a Healthy Community and the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center (GACTC), and with the participation of member dentists of the Blair County Dental Society, a free dental services clinic was born.
    The game was broadcast on the radio with Rob Egan calling play-by-play from the top of the Skyliner, a roller coaster at Lakemont amusement park located just beyond the right-field wall at the Curve's Blair County Ballpark.
    paying $4 million of its $8 million settlement to Tyrone Area School District in Blair County.