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Snyder is a township in Blair County, in the Altoona metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Snyder. For links to other places called Snyder, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Snyder is 40.708N. The longitude is -78.266W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,440 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,358.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Snyder demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Blair 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 16686 ZIP code.
33% of Snyder residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Snyder ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Snyder was $14,389, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Snyder residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Snyder, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $311. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $710.
Blair County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Snyder political report.
The average commute time for Snyder workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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