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Cambria County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2014: 137,732 (68% urban, 32% rural); it was 152,598 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 21,964
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 21,428
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 45,242
Renter-occupied apartments: 15,558 (it was 15,289 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

30%

Land area: 688 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 200 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cambria County: 90.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (19.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Cambria County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (93.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.0 years
Males: 68,064  (49.4%)
Females: 69,668  (50.6%)

Cambria County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Cambria County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,423 ($30,179 in 1999)

This county:

$41423
Pennsylvania:

$52007

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $387 (lower quartile is $286, upper quartile is $521)
This county:

$387
State:

$675


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $85,300 (it was $61,400 in 2000)
Cambria:

$85,300
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,300 - $151,900
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,008
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $403

Institutionalized population: 4,373
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 158 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2008: 115 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2009: 94 buildings, average cost: $186,400
  • 2010: 117 buildings, average cost: $185,800
  • 2011: 62 buildings, average cost: $194,000
  • 2012: 71 buildings, average cost: $205,400
  • 2013: 70 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2014: 59 buildings, average cost: $190,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,447 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,075 (1.5%)

Cambria County household income distribution in 2009 Cambria County home values distribution Cambria County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.4%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.2% for Black residents, 57.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.7% for American Indian residents, 29.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 66.5% for other race residents, 53.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.4%
Cambria County:

16.4%
Pennsylvania:

13.7%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.1% for Black residents, 58.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.5% for American Indian residents, 29.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 67.9% for other race residents, 52.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 54 years old, Asian residents: 43 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old, Other race residents: 31 years old)

Area name: Johnstown, PA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cambria County is $400 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $491 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $618 a month.

Cities in this county include: Johnstown, Westmont, Northern Cambria, Elim, Ebensburg, Nanty-Glo, Belmont, Portage, Geistown, Southmont.

Cambria County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Cambria County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.408 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.023 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 21.6 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 11.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Davis County, Utah , Hancock County, Illinois , Henderson County, Illinois , Phillips County, Colorado , Somerset County , Washington County, Colorado , Stark County, Ohio .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 7,614
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,935 (49% naturalized citizens)

Cambria County:

1.3%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 351
  • 1990 to 1994: 162
  • 1985 to 1989: 164
  • 1980 to 1984: 213
  • 1975 to 1979: 175
  • 1970 to 1974: 156
  • 1970 to 1974: 161
  • 1965 to 1969: 553

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.9%

Cambria County marital status for males Cambria County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 46,892
  • One, attached: 4,407
  • Two: 3,503
  • 3 or 4: 2,899
  • 5 to 9: 1,797
  • 10 to 19: 783
  • 20 or more: 2,051
  • Mobile homes: 3,437
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 27

Housing units in Cambria County with a mortgage: 17,972 (1,359 second mortgage, 2,564 home equity loan, 93 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 20,911

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cambria County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic64,83156
Mainline Protestant24,819101
Evangelical Protestant9,20867
Black Protestant2,0666
Orthodox1,58112
Other6095
None40,565-
Cambria County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 31
Cambria County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
This county:

0.83 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
Cambria County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 82
This county:

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cambria County:

10.9%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Cambria County:

31.3%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.7%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Cambria County:

Average size of farms: 139 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $28,773
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $167.40
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 9.41%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 56.89%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $33,269
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 53.38%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $48,999
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.69%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.20
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 21.89%
Corn for grain: 8914 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2347 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 533 harvested acres
Vegetables: 201 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 131 acres

Earthquake activity:

Cambria County-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 111.2 miles away from Cambria County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 147.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 145.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 147.8 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 333.3 miles away from Cambria County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 315.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • PennsylvaniaSevere Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1898): April 16, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1898, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • PennsylvaniaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3235): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • PennsylvaniaSnowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 19, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3180): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3180, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • PennsylvaniaFlooding, Incident Period: July 19, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1130): July 26, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1130, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • PennsylvaniaFlooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 1, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1093): January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • PennsylvaniaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1085): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1085, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • PennsylvaniaWinter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: January 4, 1994 to February 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1015): March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1015, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3105): March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3105, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • PennsylvaniaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: July 21, 1977, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-537): July 21, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-537, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • PennsylvaniaSnowstorms, Incident Period: January 29, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3026): January 29, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3026, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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: Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Colombia (10%)
  • Italy (10%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Dominican Republic (7%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cambria County (%):

  • German (28%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Italian (10%)
  • Polish (10%)
  • Slovak (6%)
  • United States or American (6%)
  • English (6%)

Cambria County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 49,241 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 6,453 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 697 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 6 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2 (0%)
  • Railroad: 14 (0%)
  • Taxi: 11 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 27 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 29 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,107 (3%)
  • Other means: 358 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,358 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Cambria County, Pennsylvania in 2000:

  • 2,528 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,309 people in nursing homes
  • 1,187 people in state prisons
  • 921 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 739 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 354 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 347 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 328 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 205 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 148 people in religious group quarters
  • 55 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 45 people in halfway houses
  • 45 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 31 people in other group homes
  • 17 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 17 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 15 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children

People in group quarters in Cambria County, Pennsylvania in 2010:

  • 2,950 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,469 people in state prisons
  • 1,036 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 983 people in federal prisons
  • 429 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 316 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 275 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 239 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 195 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 50 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 49 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 43 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 21 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 18 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 11 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,751.

2.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,832 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.96%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($333 average AGI)
Cambria County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

1.91% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($21,895 average AGI)
1.02% relocated from other states ($13,604 average AGI)
Cambria County:

1.02%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Somerset County, PA  0.44% ($32,854 average AGI)
from Blair County, PA  0.26% ($33,651)
from Indiana County, PA  0.19% ($38,556)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.19% ($34,620)
from Westmoreland County, PA  0.11% ($28,705)
from Clearfield County, PA  0.07% ($27,350)
from Bedford County, PA  0.06% ($33,000)


3.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,292 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.57%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($366 average AGI)
Cambria County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

2.18% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($21,994 average AGI)
1.35% relocated to other states ($15,933 average AGI)
Cambria County:

1.35%
Pennsylvania average:

2.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Somerset County, PA  0.45% ($34,793 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.35% ($30,672)
to Blair County, PA  0.32% ($30,843)
to Indiana County, PA  0.20% ($38,737)
to Westmoreland County, PA  0.15% ($39,317)
to Clearfield County, PA  0.07% ($38,462)
to Bedford County, PA  0.05% ($30,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.7

Births per 1000 population in Cambria County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Cambria County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Cambria County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cambria County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cambria County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 32,246 (26,927 aged, 5,319 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,852 (6%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Cambria County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2841)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2380)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1556)
  • Congestive heart failure (1276)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1081)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (889)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (867)
  • Unspecified dementia (775)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (562)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (557)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.02
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 18278.61
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 407.420
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 54712.58

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1021.120
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1304.090
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 24.31

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 45.49
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 79.02

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12.16
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 24.9. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 150.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 87.3
  • Poisoning - 39.3
  • Suffocation - 21.1
  • Other - 2.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 135,587
  • In family households: 111,166 (27,891 male householders, 9,944 female householders)
    28,671 spouses, 36,751 children (34,496 natural, 705 adopted, 1,550 stepchildren), 2,283 grandchildren, 984 brothers or sisters, 959 parents, 713 other relatives, 2,451 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 24,421 (9,295 male householders (7,754 living alone)), 11,820 female householders (10,636 living alone)), 3,306 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,092 (4,373 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 18,696 2-persons, 8,634 3-persons, 6,503 4-persons, 2,734 5-persons, 880 6-persons, 388 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 18,390 1-person, 2,340 2-persons, 259 3-persons, 93 4-persons, 19 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

22,926 married couples with children.
6,665 single-parent households (1,580 men, 5,085 women).

95.9% of residents of Cambria County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,322,566,000 ($8906 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $190,858,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $520,710,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $312,539,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,277,000
Federal grants: $201,644,000
Federal procurement contracts: $165,676,000 ($124,005,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $114,720,000 ($43,408,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,004,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $28,152,000
Federal Government insurance: $206,328,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 7,819
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 10,020
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +302
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,425
Here -16 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Cambria County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 15.12 millions of gallons per day (8% from ground, 92% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 403
  • 2000 to 2004: 3,414
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,171
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,961
  • 1970 to 1979: 9,467
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,208
  • 1950 to 1959: 10,983
  • 1940 to 1949: 7,037
  • 1939 or earlier: 20,472
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 81
  • 3 rooms: 473
  • 4 rooms: 3,555
  • 5 rooms: 8,534
  • 6 rooms: 13,879
  • 7 rooms: 8,084
  • 8 rooms: 5,764
  • 9+ rooms: 4,863
  • 1 room: 216
  • 2 rooms: 575
  • 3 rooms: 2,348
  • 4 rooms: 4,141
  • 5 rooms: 3,347
  • 6 rooms: 2,749
  • 7 rooms: 971
  • 8 rooms: 574
  • 9+ rooms: 368
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 26
  • 1 bedroom: 726
  • 2 bedrooms: 9,364
  • 3 bedrooms: 25,430
  • 4 bedrooms: 8,151
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,545
  • no bedroom: 372
  • 1 bedroom: 3,426
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,428
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,101
  • 4 bedrooms: 821
  • 5+ bedrooms: 141
Cars and other vehicles available in Cambria County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 3,280
  • 1 vehicle: 14,355
  • 2 vehicles: 18,919
  • 3 vehicles: 6,610
  • 4 vehicles: 1,486
  • 5+ vehicles: 592
  • no vehicle: 4,012
  • 1 vehicle: 7,388
  • 2 vehicles: 3,249
  • 3 vehicles: 529
  • 4 vehicles: 92
  • 5+ vehicles: 19

72% of Cambria County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Pennsylvania.

Cambria County:

72.2%
State average:

64.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 138384
  • Northeast: 3353
  • Midwest: 2730
  • South: 4563
  • West: 1115

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $38,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cambria County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (43.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (39.5%)
  • Coal or coke (6.9%)
  • Electricity (6.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.0%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Utility gas (56.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21.7%)
  • Electricity (16.0%)
  • Coal or coke (2.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,225
Here:

15.2%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 937
Here:

11.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,894
Here:

27.8%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Cambria County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Public Welfare Institutions: $2,049,000
    General Public Buildings: $135,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $31,732,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $27,082,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $19,331,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,295,000
    Police Protection: $5,874,000
    General - Other: $5,259,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,764,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,539,000
    Financial Administration: $1,860,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,850,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,839,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,127,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,009,000
    Regular Highways: $825,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $77,989,000
    Corporate Bonds: $30,060,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $6,513,000
    Benefit Payments: $4,586,000
    Withdrawals: $1,332,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,121,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $144,000
    Health - Other: $75,000
    Parks and Recreation: $74,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $60,000
    Correctional Institutions: $46,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $22,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $38,488,000

Cambria County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $41,051,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $765,000
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $11,327,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $3,279,000
    From Parent Local Government: $579,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,650,000
    Rents: $877,000
    Interest Earnings: $461,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $26,193,000
    All Other: $12,910,000
    Public Welfare: $10,550,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,617,000
    Highways: $980,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,467,000
    Other Selective Sales: $308,000

Cambria County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,901,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,131,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,770,000

Cambria County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $874,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $33,567,000
    Total Other Securities: $18,871,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,142,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,754
  • Number of aged recipients: 333
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,421
  • Number of recipients under 18: 739
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,224
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 791
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,514
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,201
Cambria County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Cambria County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 48 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED360$92,236629$94,0451,576$101,648690$29,6613$1,088,333141$75,66053$44,755
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED20$75,50032$107,688141$94,95043$25,0700$07$45,8578$44,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED41$80,780136$65,463708$93,359287$27,6172$110,00053$57,11343$62,977
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN23$100,04374$92,581363$110,66747$52,3191$477,00023$64,26111$55,818
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$84,8757$79,71462$113,82313$37,4620$03$55,0003$48,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 34 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED146$105,47340$145,0002$113,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED27$131,70425$180,0802$33,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$97,61511$150,3642$122,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$120,5004$183,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$86,0001$85,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Cambria County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,94474.3 years
Mary2,88580.8 years
Joseph1,60974.5 years
William1,59573.6 years
Anna1,25581.7 years
George1,23175.2 years
Robert1,20470.5 years
James1,18571.5 years
Charles1,18474.3 years
Margaret1,15379.4 years
Most common last names in Cambria County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller59676.3 years
Smith51875.7 years
Thomas27878.2 years
Jones23676.6 years
Williams22075.1 years
Shaffer21076.3 years
Brown20976.5 years
Davis20475.8 years
Wilson19375.3 years
Baker15976.4 years
Businesses in Cambria County, PA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Jones New York4
AT&T1Justice1
Ace Hardware2KFC3
Advance Auto Parts4Kincaid1
Aeropostale1Kroger1
American Eagle Outfitters1La-Z-Boy2
Applebee's1Lane Furniture5
Arby's1Long John Silver's2
Ashley Furniture1Lowe's1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets11
BMW1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's9
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity1
Blockbuster1Nike3
Burger King4Nissan1
Carson Pirie Scott1Pac Sun1
Chevrolet5Panera Bread1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Papa John's Pizza2
Comfort Inn2Payless2
Curves4Penske1
DHL1Pizza Hut3
Dairy Queen4RadioShack2
Deb1Red Lobster1
Dennys1Rite Aid10
Domino's Pizza2Ryan's Grill1
DressBarn1SAS Shoes1
Dressbarn1Sears3
Dunkin Donuts1Sleep Inn1
Econo Lodge1Spencer Gifts1
Famous Footwear1Sprint Nextel1
Fashion Bug2Staples1
FedEx10Starbucks1
Finish Line1Subaru1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subway15
Ford4Super 81
GNC7T.J.Maxx1
GameStop2Taco Bell1
Goodwill2The Room Place2
Gymboree1Toyota1
H&R Block6Toys"R"Us1
Hilton1True Value4
Holiday Inn2U-Haul5
Hollister Co.1UPS20
Home Depot1Verizon Wireless2
Honda1Victoria's Secret1
Hot Topic1Walmart2
Hyundai1Wendy's3
JCPenney1YMCA1

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