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Cambria County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2019: 130,192 (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: 189 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Cambria County: 89.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.1%), Educational, health and social services (15.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Cambria County, PA (2019)
    • 122,09080.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,2462.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,5371.7%Two or more races
    • 2,3191.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5970.4%Asian alone
    • 2310.2%Some other race alone
    • 660.04%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 370.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

46.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Males: 63,853  (49.0%)
Females: 66,339  (51.0%)
Average household size:
Cambria County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,076 ($30,179 in 1999)
This county:

$49,076
Pennsylvania:

$63,463

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $443 (lower quartile is $299, upper quartile is $605)
This county:

$443
State:

$792


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $96,800 (it was $61,400 in 2000)
Cambria:

$96,800
Pennsylvania:

$192,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,400 - $164,000

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $140,731
Here:

$140,731
State:

$255,931

Townhouses or other attached units: $80,032
Here:

$80,032
State:

$201,403

In 2-unit structures: $211,008
Here:

$211,008
State:

$189,304

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $230,614
Here:

$230,614
State:

$200,358

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $363,306
Here:

$363,306
State:

$294,099

Mobile homes: $43,128
Here:

$43,128
State:

$62,605

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,058
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $439

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

  • 1997: 158 buildings, average cost: $87,100
  • 1998: 201 buildings, average cost: $79,100
  • 1999: 214 buildings, average cost: $85,100
  • 2000: 211 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 2001: 194 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 2002: 211 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 2003: 235 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2004: 312 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2005: 238 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 2006: 175 buildings, average cost: $155,700
  • 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
  • 2015: 47 buildings, average cost: $263,900
  • 2016: 164 buildings, average cost: $245,800
  • 2017: 81 buildings, average cost: $216,300
  • 2018: 66 buildings, average cost: $248,700
  • 2019: 54 buildings, average cost: $228,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Cambria, PA residents
Average permit cost in Cambria, PA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,490 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,307 (1.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Cambria, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Cambria, PA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Cambria, PA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.3%
Cambria County:

15.3%
Pennsylvania:

12.0%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.9% for Black residents, 33.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.2% for American Indian residents, 20.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.8% for other race residents, 45.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 46.3 years old
(Males: 44.2 years old, Females: 48.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.6 years old, Black residents: 24.2 years old, American Indian residents: 44.9 years old, Asian residents: 51.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33.1 years old, Other race residents: 31.8 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

2018 air pollution in Cambria County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.107 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Below 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: 11.3 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near 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 November 2020:
Here:

6.0%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%

Unemployment by year in Cambria, PA
County total employment by year in Cambria, PA
County average yearly wages by year in Cambria, PA

Current college students: 7,614
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 842 (58.4% naturalized citizens)

Cambria County:

0.6%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3682010 or later
  • 2392000 to 2009
  • 2371990 to 1999
  • 3771980 to 1989
  • 3311970 to 1979
  • 714Before 1970

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: 49,407
  • One, attached: 4,637
  • Two: 2,133
  • 3 or 4: 2,481
  • 5 to 9: 1,585
  • 10 to 19: 942
  • 20 to 49: 615
  • 50 or more: 1,962
  • Mobile homes: 2,257

Housing units in Cambria County with a mortgage: 19,837 (102 second mortgage, 1,991 home equity loan, 119 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 22,467

Here:

46.3% with mortgage
State:

59.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cambria County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 180.6 miles away from Cambria County center
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) earthquake occurred 111.2 miles away from the 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 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 177.7 miles away from Cambria 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 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:

  • Pennsylvania Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4506-PA: March 30, 2020, FEMA Id: 4506, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared EM-3340: September 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 3340, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1898: April 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1898, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 19, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3180: March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 3180, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Incident Period: July 19, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1130: July 26, 1996, FEMA Id: 1130, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 01, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1093: January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: 1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Pennsylvania Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1085: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1085, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • Pennsylvania Winter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: January 04, 1994 to February 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1015: March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: 1015, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Cambria County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Cambria

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 43,485 (82.2%)
  • Carpooled: 4,253 (8.0%)
  • Bus: 633 (1.2%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 2 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 1 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 580 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 93 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 1,461 (2.8%)
  • Worked at home: 2,174 (4.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Philippines (11%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (9%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • India (7%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Serbia (4%)
  • Canada (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cambria County


  • German (23%)
  • American (9%)
  • Polish (9%)
  • Italian (8%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Slovak (6%)
  • English (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 intellectually disabled
  • 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 $53,127.

2.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,169 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.97%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.01% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($25,291 average AGI)
0.96% relocated from other states ($14,878 average AGI)
Cambria County:

0.96%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Somerset County, PA  0.46% ($31,843 average AGI)
from Blair County, PA  0.33% ($31,629)
from Indiana County, PA  0.19% ($35,000)
from Westmoreland County, PA  0.17% ($41,400)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.15% ($63,512)
from Clearfield County, PA  0.08% ($47,683)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.07% ($22,725)


3.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,296 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.62%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.26% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($24,136 average AGI)
1.36% relocated to other states ($21,160 average AGI)
Cambria County:

1.36%
Pennsylvania average:

2.27%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Somerset County, PA  0.51% ($42,392 average AGI)
to Blair County, PA  0.36% ($41,174)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.31% ($40,065)
to Indiana County, PA  0.23% ($24,864)
to Westmoreland County, PA  0.12% ($43,000)
to Clearfield County, PA  0.09% ($40,673)
to Centre County, PA  0.06% ($38,088)

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 2019: 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 2019: 13.3

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 population in Cambria County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cambria County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Cambria County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cambria County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cambria County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cambria County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Cambria County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3,423)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,912)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,970)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,606)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,465)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,316)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (1,194)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,118)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (760)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (710)

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: 18,279
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 407
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 54,713

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,021
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,304
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 24

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 45
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 79

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12
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: 130,192
  • Male householders: 28,778 (8,307 living alone), Female householders: 27,712 (10,729 living alone)
  • 26,617 spouses (26,580 opposite-sex spouses), 3,545 unmarried partners, (3,421 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 30,706 children (28,762 natural, 571 adopted, 1,373 stepchildren), 2,398 grandchildren, 769 brothers or sisters, 797 parents, 17 foster children, 995 other relatives, 1,331 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 6,527

Size of family households: 18,562 2-persons, 7,504 3-persons, 5,505 4-persons, 2,263 5-persons, 961 6-persons, 392 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 19,036 1-person, 2,042 2-persons, 173 3-persons, 52 4-persons.

13,607 married couples with children.
7,839 single-parent households (1,459 men, 6,380 women).

97.4% of residents of Cambria speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (70% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,322,566,000 ($8,906 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:

6.7
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.4

Year house built in Cambria County, Pennsylvania
  • Year house built in Cambria County, Pennsylvania
  • 3932014 or later
  • 1,1252010 to 2013
  • 2,4932000 to 2009
  • 3,4301990 to 1999
  • 3,6731980 to 1989
  • 8,6801970 to 1979
  • 5,2681960 to 1969
  • 12,4301950 to 1959
  • 8,5041940 to 1949
  • 20,0231939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cambria County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cambria County, Pennsylvania
  • 261 room
  • 102 rooms
  • 3703 rooms
  • 2,4214 rooms
  • 6,1295 rooms
  • 10,6866 rooms
  • 8,9527 rooms
  • 5,5568 rooms
  • 8,1549+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cambria County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cambria County, Pennsylvania
  • 3951 room
  • 6072 rooms
  • 2,1003 rooms
  • 3,0254 rooms
  • 2,1605 rooms
  • 2,8546 rooms
  • 1,9047 rooms
  • 5598 rooms
  • 5829+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cambria County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cambria County, Pennsylvania
  • 26no bedroom
  • 5571 bedroom
  • 7,5892 bedrooms
  • 24,1623 bedrooms
  • 8,3444 bedrooms
  • 1,6265+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cambria County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cambria County, Pennsylvania
  • 438no bedroom
  • 3,2491 bedroom
  • 5,2542 bedrooms
  • 3,5773 bedrooms
  • 1,4204 bedrooms
  • 2485+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Cambria County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Cambria County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cambria County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 2,051no vehicle
  • 11,9461 vehicle
  • 17,0172 vehicles
  • 7,7603 vehicles
  • 2,1664 vehicles
  • 1,3645+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Cambria County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cambria County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4,605no vehicle
  • 6,7691 vehicle
  • 2,4332 vehicles
  • 2073 vehicles
  • 1724 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

88.9% of Cambria County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Pennsylvania.

Cambria County:

88.9%
State average:

87.6%

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

  • This state: 114,235
  • Other state: 14,468
  • Northeast: 3,485
  • Midwest: 2,732
  • South: 7,474
  • West: 777
Year householders moved into unit in Cambria County, PA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cambria County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 42.4%Utility gas
  • 35.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.9%Electricity
  • 6.5%Coal or coke
  • 3.0%Wood
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 57.8%Utility gas
  • 22.3%Electricity
  • 15.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Coal or coke
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,003
Here:

19.4%
Pennsylvania:

13.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 988
Here:

15.2%
Pennsylvania:

13.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,287
Here:

39.1%
Pennsylvania:

38.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Cambria County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $9,518,000
    Solid Waste Management: $272,000
    Parks and Recreation: $38,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,725,000
    General - Other: $1,265,000
    Parks and Recreation: $163,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $38,905,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,396,000
    Health - Other: $15,320,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,976,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,789,000
    Corrections - Other: $6,681,000
    Regular Highways: $3,441,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,221,000
    Police Protection: $3,121,000
    General - Other: $2,974,000
    Financial Administration: $1,902,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,308,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $930,000
    Parks and Recreation: $914,000
    Libraries: $615,000
    Housing and Community Development: $100,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,664,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $245,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,094,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $47,908,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,814,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,104,000
    Rents: $167,000
    Interest Earnings: $90,000
    Sale of Property: $5,000
    Special Assessments: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $767,000
    Central Staff Services: $365,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $236,000
    Health - Other: $182,000
    Correctional Institutions: $173,000
    General - Other: $41,000
    Police Protection: $38,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,387,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $150,000
    Beginning: $150,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $48,666,000
    Other: $15,358,000
    General Local Government Support: $9,765,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,094,000
    Highways: $2,309,000
  • Tax - Property: $42,072,000
    Other Selective Sales: $677,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,667,000

Cambria County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $9,518,000
    Solid Waste Management: $272,000
    Parks and Recreation: $38,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,725,000
    General - Other: $1,265,000
    Parks and Recreation: $163,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $38,905,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,396,000
    Health - Other: $15,320,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,976,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,789,000
    Corrections - Other: $6,681,000
    Regular Highways: $3,441,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,221,000
    Police Protection: $3,121,000
    General - Other: $2,974,000
    Financial Administration: $1,902,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,308,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $930,000
    Parks and Recreation: $914,000
    Libraries: $615,000
    Housing and Community Development: $100,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,664,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $245,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,094,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $47,908,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,814,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,104,000
    Rents: $167,000
    Interest Earnings: $90,000
    Sale of Property: $5,000
    Special Assessments: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $767,000
    Central Staff Services: $365,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $236,000
    Health - Other: $182,000
    Correctional Institutions: $173,000
    General - Other: $41,000
    Police Protection: $38,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,387,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $150,000
    Beginning: $150,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $48,666,000
    Other: $15,358,000
    General Local Government Support: $9,765,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,094,000
    Highways: $2,309,000
  • Tax - Property: $42,072,000
    Other Selective Sales: $677,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,667,000

Cambria County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $9,518,000
    Solid Waste Management: $272,000
    Parks and Recreation: $38,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,725,000
    General - Other: $1,265,000
    Parks and Recreation: $163,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $38,905,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,396,000
    Health - Other: $15,320,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,976,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,789,000
    Corrections - Other: $6,681,000
    Regular Highways: $3,441,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,221,000
    Police Protection: $3,121,000
    General - Other: $2,974,000
    Financial Administration: $1,902,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,308,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $930,000
    Parks and Recreation: $914,000
    Libraries: $615,000
    Housing and Community Development: $100,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,664,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $245,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,094,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $47,908,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,814,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,104,000
    Rents: $167,000
    Interest Earnings: $90,000
    Sale of Property: $5,000
    Special Assessments: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $767,000
    Central Staff Services: $365,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $236,000
    Health - Other: $182,000
    Correctional Institutions: $173,000
    General - Other: $41,000
    Police Protection: $38,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,387,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $150,000
    Beginning: $150,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $48,666,000
    Other: $15,358,000
    General Local Government Support: $9,765,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,094,000
    Highways: $2,309,000
  • Tax - Property: $42,072,000
    Other Selective Sales: $677,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,667,000

Cambria County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $9,518,000
    Solid Waste Management: $272,000
    Parks and Recreation: $38,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,725,000
    General - Other: $1,265,000
    Parks and Recreation: $163,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $38,905,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,396,000
    Health - Other: $15,320,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,976,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,789,000
    Corrections - Other: $6,681,000
    Regular Highways: $3,441,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,221,000
    Police Protection: $3,121,000
    General - Other: $2,974,000
    Financial Administration: $1,902,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,308,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $930,000
    Parks and Recreation: $914,000
    Libraries: $615,000
    Housing and Community Development: $100,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,664,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $245,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,094,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $47,908,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,814,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,104,000
    Rents: $167,000
    Interest Earnings: $90,000
    Sale of Property: $5,000
    Special Assessments: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $767,000
    Central Staff Services: $365,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $236,000
    Health - Other: $182,000
    Correctional Institutions: $173,000
    General - Other: $41,000
    Police Protection: $38,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,387,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $150,000
    Beginning: $150,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $48,666,000
    Other: $15,358,000
    General Local Government Support: $9,765,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,094,000
    Highways: $2,309,000
  • Tax - Property: $42,072,000
    Other Selective Sales: $677,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,667,000

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
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 in Cambria, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cambria, PA - 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

Cambria County on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"