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Indiana is a borough in Indiana County, in the Indiana metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the newly formed Indiana Territory
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Indiana. For links to other places called Indiana, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Indiana is 40.621N. The longitude is -79.152W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,299 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,636.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$21,279
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Indiana demographic reports
Founded in 1805, when George Clymer of Philadelphia, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, donated land for government buildings
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 28. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jimmy Stewart, actor
· Renee Fleming, opera star
Local festivals include:
  • Jimmy Stewart Festival Week - May 12-19, 2007
  • Indiana County Fair - Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Indiana web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Yellow Creek State Park, Blue Spruce County Park
Historic sites and museums: Jimmy Stewart Museum, University Museum
Colleges and universities: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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 Indiana demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Indiana 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 15701 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

25% of Indiana residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Indiana ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Indiana was $12,317, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

36% of Indiana residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
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Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Indiana, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $386.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $890.


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Libraries in Indiana include Indiana Free Library Inc ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Indiana include Indiana Gazette

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Indiana workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Indiana between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Indiana include Best Western, Comfort Inn Indiana, Holiday Inn Indiana, Super 8.

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