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Bradford is a city in McKean County.
One tradition says the community was named after William Bradford, U.S. attorney general; another says it was named for the New England home of settler John F. Melvin.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Bradford. For links to other places called Bradford, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bradford is 41.955N. The longitude is -78.644W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,440 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,826.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bradford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McKean County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 16701 ZIP code.
22% of Bradford residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bradford ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bradford was $17,537, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Bradford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Bradford include Bradford Downtown Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Bradford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $338. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $639.
Libraries in Bradford include Bradford Area Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Bradford include Bradford Era
McKean County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bradford political report.
The average commute time for Bradford workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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