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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Indiana County is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 86,551. Living in Indiana County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Indiana County there are a lot of bars. Many young professionals live in Indiana County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Indiana County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$111,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$702
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    581.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    37.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    18.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    258
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,322.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    28.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    17%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Indiana County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,306
National
$55,322

Indiana County Reviews

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It is a small and quaint town with a lot of local history that plays into the events and activities available for local residents. The town prides itself on the local university, IUP and makes sure to keep permanent residents involved in the daily opportunities to keep small businesses and families within the town for the long-term. All together, great place to live!
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I like how there's events going on all the time down Main Street and Walmart is only ten minutes from the school. Plenty of pizza shops to try from and there are always events going on around campus if you stay up to date with the campus calendar. It kind of stinks that there is a train that goes right through town. My apartment is near it so when it comes through at 1am it wakes me up sometimes but only on tuesdays. Driving through town when it's coming through backs up traffic the days when it does. Luckily it doesn't come through too often. There's bowling, the drive ins opened up and the campus owns a park with hiking trails and other activities throughout the year. Definitely worth looking into! There's also parades for the holidays and sometime soon bandanna play up at RMC park which is towards the center of Main Street. You have quite a few laundry mats as well located all over Indiana. You'll never have to go without washing your clothes!
Indiana PA is a small town that relies on the college within to survive. Most of the residents are hard working, but many lost their jobs when Rosebud mining company went under. During the college breaks, the town is quiet and peaceful, with residents enjoying the nearby Hoodlebug or Ghosttown bike and running trails or hiking at Yellowcreek State park. During the school semesters however, the roads get crowded and the students drunkenly take to the streets during homecoming and "IUPatty's Day". With a little respect, I feel the students and residents could begin to see eye to eye, but until they stop littering and destroying property, it sadly won't happen any time soon.