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Snow Shoe is a borough in Centre County, in the State College metro area.
According to tradition, the name stems from a group of white hunters who were overtaken by a storm and fashioned snow shoes, which transported them safely to the Bald Eagle settlement
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Snow Shoe. For links to other places called Snow Shoe, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Snow Shoe is 41.030N. The longitude is -77.949W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,542 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 785.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Snow Shoe demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Centre County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, State College area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 16874 ZIP code.
21% of Snow Shoe residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Snow Shoe ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Snow Shoe was $16,497, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Snow Shoe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Snow Shoe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $400. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $834.
Centre County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Snow Shoe political report.
The average commute time for Snow Shoe workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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