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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Duncansville is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 1,234. Duncansville is in Blair County. Living in Duncansville offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Duncansville and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Duncansville are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$101,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$711
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    85.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    85.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500.1
  • Theft
    511.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    53%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Duncansville

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,203
National
$55,322
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Duncansville Reviews

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Duncansville is a quiet small town outside of Altoona, Pennsylvania. The beautiful landscape and friendly people help make this area a great place to live. There is an array of small, local businesses and other local quirks that give character to the small town. The safety of the area is top notch with an outstanding local police borough and a state police barracks nearby. The changes I would like to see are more options for nightlife and greater diversity in the future.
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It’s a small inviting town with very friendly people. There are lots of small businesses in town and around it. The school district Duncansville is a part of provides excellent education, and there are many close options for private schooling.
I like Duncansville. It is a family friendly community, with very little crime. However, the job outlook isn't very good unless you want a job that is minimum wage or barely over minimum wage.