Bradford is home to a growing four-year college, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (Pitt-Bradford), which as of the fall term 2009 had 1,455 full-time students and 202 part-time students for a total enrollment of 1,657, 217 full-time employees and 106 part-time employees. Almost 900 students live on campus. The university’s campus has grown significantly in recent years. Current building projects include a new residence hall, a chapel and laboratory upgrades to the science building.
The median income for a household in the city in 1999, according to the 2000 census, was $26,463, and the median income for a family was $32,828. Males had a median income of $30,661 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,537. About 16.9% of families and 20.7% of the population was below the poverty line, including 28.1% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over. Median incomes were significantly higher, and poverty rates significantly lower, in the adjoining townships.
According to the 2000 census, in what is familiarly known as Bradford (City of Bradford, Foster Township and Bradford Township), participation in the labor force of those 16 years of age and older was 62.8%, with an unemployment rate of 6.5%. The national average was 63.9% in the labor force and 5.8% unemployed. Outside of Greater Bradford in the rest of McKean County, participation in the labor force was 56%.
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Five percent of households in Greater Bradford reported receiving public assistance income. Mean reported public assistance income was $1,884. The national average was 3.4% and $3,032.