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Ernest is a borough in Indiana County, in the Indiana metro area.
The community was named for Ernest Iselin, an owner of the coal company that developed the community
The latitude of Ernest is 40.687N. The longitude is -79.133W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,184 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 482.
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25% of Ernest residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ernest ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ernest was $10,951, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Ernest residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ernest, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $345. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $538.
Indiana County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ernest political report.
The average commute time for Ernest workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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