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Overview
Population:726
Pop. Change:-5%
State: Pennsylvania
Metro Area: State College Metro Area
County: Centre County
City:Snow Shoe
Zip Code:16874
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Snow Shoe's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


State College Metro Area

Profile: College town

Location: Central Pennsylvania in the Nittany Valley at the central Allegheny ridge

Elevation: 1200

Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

PROCON
College-town amenities Isolation
Attractive setting Narrow employment base
Educated populationLow ethnic diversity

Not surprisingly, the name State College is fairly self-explanatory. The town is built around gigantic Penn State University, which provides the town with the usual college amenities, steady employment and sports entertainment. At some 40,000 plus in number, the student body outnumbers the town’s non-student population (which is highly educated, almost 40% possessing four year or graduate-level degrees).

There are some small high-tech and defense related industries in the area, but those looking for career employment might not find much here. In another name giveaway, the greater area is known informally as Happy Valley, indicating the area’s notably low crime rates and low stress. The surrounding mountains provide some recreational opportunities, the setting is attractive, and the downtown is classic college town. Although the area is centrally located, the orientation of mountains and highway thoroughfares makes it relatively isolated from larger cities. Cost of living and housing are quite reasonable.

The valley location, with its woods and Rolling Meadows, is green in summer and beautiful in fall. The Allegheny Plateau rises to the west. The climate is humid continental modified by the Great Lakes and the Allegheny ridges. Summers are typically sunny and warm but less humid than other areas of the state; readings over 90 are rare. Winters are fairly cold with most daytime lows below freezing and an occasional subzero reading. There is plenty of precipitation but less than in areas west of the Alleghenies, closer to Lake Erie. The mountains block the heaviest snows and coldest arctic air but the area receives significant snow and cloud cover. First freeze is early October, last is mid-May.

Interesting Facts about Snow_Shoe, Pennsylvania

As of 2014, Snow Shoe's population is 726 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -5.22 percent.

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The median home cost in Snow Shoe is $116,100. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.60 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Snow Shoe's cost of living is 9.10% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Snow Shoe public schools spend $17,641 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.2 students per teacher in Snow Shoe.

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The unemployment rate in Snow Shoe is 3.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Snow Shoe jobs have Increased by 2.70 percent.


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Map Of Snow_Shoe

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Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Snow Shoe's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes


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