Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Cambria County Courthouse - Ebensburg, PA.jpg
Cambria County Courthouse
Seal of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Cambria County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the U.S. highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Founded March 26, 1804
Seat Ebensburg
Largest city Johnstown
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

693 sq mi (1,795 km²)
688 sq mi (1,782 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 0.78%
 - (2010)
 - Density

209/sq mi (80.6/km²)

Cambria Iron Company, Johnstown, 1987

Cambria County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It comprises the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2010, the population was 143,679.

Cambria County was created on March 26, 1804, from parts of Bedford, Huntingdon, and Somerset counties and was named for the nation of Wales. Its county seat is Ebensburg[1].

Law and Government[edit | edit source]

As of November 2008, there are 92,456 registered voters in Cambria County [1].

Despite being overwhelmingly Democratic in registration and the Democrats holding the commissioner majority and all row offices, Cambria is a swing county in statewide elections, with all four statewide winners carrying it in 2008. Cambria County is one of Pennsylvania's most competitive counties. Al Gore received 50.3% of the county vote to 46.4% for George W. Bush in 2000, but Bush carried it with 50.8% of the vote to 48.7% for John Kerry in 2004. Cambria returned to the Democratic Presidential column in 2008, with Barack Obama receiving 49.4% of the vote to 48.7% for John McCain.

County commissioners[edit | edit source]

Other county offices[edit | edit source]

  • Clerk of Courts, Susan Kuhar, Democrat
  • Controller, Ed Cernic Jr., Democrat
  • Coroner, Dennis Kwiatkowski, Democrat
  • Prothonotary, Patty Berkebile, Democrat
  • Recorder of Deeds, Andrea Fedore Sims, Democrat
  • Register of Wills, Patty Sharbaugh, Democrat
  • Sheriff, Bob Kolar, Democrat
  • Treasurer, Barbara J. Kline, Democrat

Pennsylvania State Senate[edit | edit source]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives[edit | edit source]

District Representative Party
71 Bryan Barbin Democrat
72 Frank Burns Democrat
73 Gary Haluska Democrat

United States House of Representatives[edit | edit source]

District Representative Party
9 Bill Shuster Republican
12 Mark Critz Democratic

United States Senate[edit | edit source]

Senator Party
Pat Toomey Republican
Bob Casey Democrat

Geography[edit | edit source]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 693 square miles (1,794.9 km2), of which 688 square miles (1,781.9 km2) is land and 5 square miles (12.9 km2) (0.78%) is water.

Adjacent counties[edit | edit source]

National protected areas[edit | edit source]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 2,117
1820 3,287 55.3%
1830 7,076 115.3%
1840 11,256 59.1%
1850 17,773 57.9%
1860 29,155 64.0%
1870 36,569 25.4%
1880 46,811 28.0%
1890 66,375 41.8%
1900 104,837 57.9%
1910 166,131 58.5%
1920 197,839 19.1%
1930 203,146 2.7%
1940 213,459 5.1%
1950 209,541 −1.8%
1960 203,283 −3.0%
1970 186,785 −8.1%
1980 183,263 −1.9%
1990 163,029 −11.0%
2000 152,598 −6.4%
2010 143,679 −5.8%

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 152,598 people, 60,531 households, and 40,616 families residing in the county. The population density was 222 people per square mile (86/km²). There were 65,796 housing units at an average density of 96 per square mile (37/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.80% White, 2.83% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 27.7% were of German, 10.2% Irish, 10.1% Italian, 10.0% Polish, 6.5% Slovak, 6.2% American and 5.6% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 60,531 households out of which 27.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.80% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 29.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.00% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 19.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.30 males.

Municipalities[edit | edit source]

Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Cities and Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following cities, boroughs and townships are located in Cambria County:

Cities[edit | edit source]

Boroughs[edit | edit source]

Townships[edit | edit source]

Census-designated places[edit | edit source]

Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law. Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well.

Education[edit | edit source]

Colleges and universities[edit | edit source]

Community, junior, and technical colleges[edit | edit source]

Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Public School Districts[edit | edit source]

  • There are 11 public cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania that are available for free statewide, to children K-12. See: Education in Pennsylvania.

Recreation[edit | edit source]

There are two Pennsylvania state parks in Cambria County.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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Coordinates: 40°29′N 78°43′W / 40.49, -78.72

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