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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.


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Median household income
Local
$26,463
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bradford demographic reports
Bradford is on Tunungwant Creek, near the New York border.
Former and merged names include:
· Littleton
After oil was discovered here in the 1870s, the price of land skyrocketed to $1,000 per acre.
Birthplace of the Zippo lighter
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 34. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Rube Waddell, baseball player
· L. Frank Baum, author
Local festivals include:
  • Autumn Daze - Sept. 8-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bradford web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Allegany National Forest and Allegany State Park
Historic sites and museums: Penn-Brad Oil Museum, Crook Farm Homestead
Colleges and universities: University of Pittsburgh
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

16% of Bradford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Bradford festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Bradford include Bradford Downtown Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bradford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $338.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $639.


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Libraries in Bradford include Bradford Area Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bradford include Bradford Era

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McKean County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bradford political report.

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The average commute time for Bradford workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Bradford include Best Western Bradford Inn, Comfort Inn Bradford, Glendorn.

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Other PA communities named Bradford:
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