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Population in 2012: 145 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.6%
 

Males: 71  (49.4%)
Females: 74  (50.6%)

Median resident age:  43.1 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip code: 15925

Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,357 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Cassandra:

$53,357
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,476

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $56,836 (it was $49,200 in 2000)
Cassandra:

$56,836
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $51,231; Detached houses: $56,301; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $37,660; Mobile homes: $4,859

Median gross rent in 2012: $750.

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  • White alone - 143 (97.3%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (2.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cassandra: 89.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.2%), English (18.0%), Hungarian (15.5%), Irish (12.0%), Polish (6.9%), Slovak (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 09/23/1908

Elevation: 2010 feet

Land area: 0.08 square miles.

Population density: 1,932 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Cassandra:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cassandra borough:

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 53.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 15.2%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $578 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $825 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (70.4 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (186.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Lilly borough, PA (1.2 miles ), Portage borough, PA (1.5 miles ), Spring Hill, PA (1.7 miles ), Wilmore borough, PA (2.1 miles ), Cresson borough, PA (2.2 miles ), Sankertown borough, PA (2.2 miles ), Beaverdale-Lloydell, PA (2.6 miles ), Summerhill borough, PA (2.6 miles ).

Latitude: 40.41 N, Longitude: 78.64 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 814

Cassandra household income distribution Cassandra home values distribution

Property values in Cassandra, PA

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.2%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -56 (-29.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (56%)
  • Other services, except public administration (22%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (2%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (51%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (23%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Electricians (14%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (31%)
  • Registered nurses (25%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (19%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13%)


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Tornado activity:

Cassandra-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 7% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.4 miles away from the Cassandra borough center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

On 6/3/1980, a category F4 tornado 46.7 miles away from the borough center injured 140 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cassandra-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 57.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cambria County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Snowstorms: 3, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Cassandra:

  • CAMBRIA RESIDENTIAL SERVS INC/ (Hospital, about 3 miles away; PORTAGE, PA)
  • PRODIGY DIALYSIS, LLC - EBENSBURG (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; EBENSBURG, PA)
  • CAMBRIA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; EBENSBURG, PA)

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Amtrak stations near Cassandra:

  • 15 miles: ALTOONA (1231 11TH AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: JOHNSTOWN (47 WALNUT ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cassandra:

  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 15 miles; Johnstown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,925)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 16 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,924)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (about 31 miles; Indiana, PA; FT enrollment: 12,422)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (about 50 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 43,065)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 51 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 3,608)
  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 53 miles; Cumberland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,309)
  • Frostburg State University (about 55 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,682)

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Notable location: Cassandra Volunteer Fire Company (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Cambria County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 40.4. This is worse than average.
City:

40.4
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.194. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.194
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.34. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.34
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.15
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.0
U.S.:

22.1
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0476. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0476
U.S.:

0.0222
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.4
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.3%
(3.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This borough:  2.3 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  66.7%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  4.8%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Cassandra compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Cassandra travel time to work - commute


Cassandra mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (68%)
  • Coal or coke (24%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Cassandra borough (based on Cambria County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.61%
Here81.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of the BrethrenPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents67.2%13.6%6.3%2.2%1.7%
Congregations29.7%23.2%7.3%4.5%4.9%
NameAmerican Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChristian and Missionary AllianceUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents0.9%0.9%0.8%0.7%5.5%
Congregations0.8%0.4%4.1%2.4%22.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 31
This county:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Cambria County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Cambria County:

0.83 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
This county:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 82
Cambria County:

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.9%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.3%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cambria County:

8.7%
State:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$250
Totals for Government 0$0 1$250


3.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,835 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.35%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($297 average AGI)
Cambria County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Somerset County, PA  0.42% ($21,680 average AGI)
from Blair County, PA  0.32% ($30,783)
from Indiana County, PA  0.23% ($29,414)


4.02% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,968 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.02%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($111 average AGI)
Cambria County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Somerset County, PA  0.45% ($35,913 average AGI)
to Blair County, PA  0.40% ($28,300)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.38% ($29,854)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cassandra:

  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WFBG (1290 AM; 5 kW; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WVAM (1430 AM; 5 kW; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: VITAL LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKMC (1370 AM; 5 kW; ROARING SPRING, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WRDD (1580 AM; 1 kW; EBENSBURG, PA)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WCCS (1160 AM; 10 kW; HOMER CITY, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WRTA (1240 AM; 1 kW; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: ALTOONA TRANS-AUDIO CORP, INC.)
  • WHJB (1600 AM; 5 kW; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: JOHN H. CESSNA)
  • WHUN (1150 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cassandra:

  • WUZI (105.7 FM; PORTAGE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBXQ (94.7 FM; CRESSON, PA; Owner: SOUNDS GOOD, INC.)
  • WGLU (99.1 FM; EBENSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMAJ-FM (104.9 FM; HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • W294AE (106.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W267AC (101.3 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WFGY (98.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WKYE-FM1 (95.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WINSTON RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WPRR (100.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: VITAL LICENSES, LLC)
  • WALY (103.9 FM; BELLWOOD, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WQEJ (89.7 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WBRX-FM1 (94.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: SHERLOCK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WKYE (95.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WFRJ (88.9 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WQKK (92.1 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJSM-FM (92.7 FM; MARTINSBURG, PA; Owner: MARTINSBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAYC (100.9 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHPA (93.5 FM; BARNESBORO, PA; Owner: VERNAL ENTERPRISES INC.)
  • WMTZ (96.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cassandra:

  • W41CF (Channel 41; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WATM-TV (Channel 23; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: PALM TELEVISION, L.P.)
  • WJAC-TV (Channel 6; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WPXI-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W32AX (Channel 32; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: BENJAMIN PEREZ)
  • WLLS-LP (Channel 49; INDIANA, PA; Owner: LARRY L. SCHRECONGOST)
  • WTAJ-TV (Channel 10; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • W57AH (Channel 57; BROCKPORT, PA; Owner: PALM TELEVISION, L.P.)
  • WKBS-TV (Channel 47; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: CORNERSTONE TELEVISION, INC.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 540
Total average daily truck traffic: 48
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 639


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • CASSANDRA, Lat: 40.426111 Lon: -78.672361, Call Sign: WQKL321
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.418 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/01/2009, Expiration Date: 07/01/2019, Certifier: Roberta Soisson
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:


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