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Tyrone is a borough in Blair County, in the Altoona metro area.
The community was named for the county in Ireland.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Tyrone. For links to other places called Tyrone, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Tyrone is 40.670N. The longitude is -78.238W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 892 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,398.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Tyrone 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 16686 ZIP code.
32% of Tyrone residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tyrone ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tyrone was $15,285, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Tyrone residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Tyrone, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $302. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $706.
Libraries in Tyrone include Tyrone-Snyder Public Library ... View libraries
Blair County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tyrone political report.
The average commute time for Tyrone workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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