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Hollidaysburg is a borough in Blair County, in the Altoona metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Adam and William Holliday, Irish immigrants who founded the settlement. William's three children were killed by Indians

The latitude of Hollidaysburg is 40.427N. The longitude is -78.389W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 955 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,312.


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Median household income
Local
$33,438
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hollidaysburg demographic reports
In the 1800s, canal boats had to be taken out of the water here and transported over the ridge by railroad. They returned to the canal in Johnstown
The Slinky, manufactured here, was named the official state toy in 2001
Local festivals include:
  • Hollidaysburg Community Fair - Oct. 2-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hollidaysburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Canoe Creek State Park, Canal Basin Park
Historic routes: Pennsylvania Main Line Canal
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 Hollidaysburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Blair County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Altoona area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 16648 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

36% of Hollidaysburg residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hollidaysburg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hollidaysburg was $18,770, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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22% of Hollidaysburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Hollidaysburg include Hollidaysburg Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Hollidaysburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $394.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $818.


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

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

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

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