|Cambria County, Pennsylvania|
Cambria County Courthouse
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 26, 1804|
693 sq mi (1,795 km²)
688 sq mi (1,782 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 0.78%
209/sq mi (80.6/km²)
- 1 Law and Government
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Municipalities
- 5 Education
- 6 Recreation
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Law and Government[edit | edit source]
As of November 2008, there are 92,456 registered voters in Cambria County .
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]
United States House of Representatives[edit | edit source]
United States Senate[edit | edit source]
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]
- Clearfield County (north)
- Blair County (east)
- Bedford County (southeast)
- Somerset County (south)
- Westmoreland County (southwest)
- Indiana County (west)
National protected areas[edit | edit source]
Demographics[edit | edit source]
As of the census 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]
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]
- Christ the Saviour Seminary
- Mount Aloysius College
- Saint Francis University
- University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown 
Community, junior, and technical colleges[edit | edit source]
Public School Districts[edit | edit source]
- Blacklick Valley School District
- Cambria Heights School District
- Central Cambria School District
- Conemaugh Valley School District
- Ferndale Area School District
- Forest Hills School District
- Glendale School District
- Greater Johnstown School District
- Northern Cambria School District
- Penn Cambria School District
- 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.
- Prince Gallitzin State Park is named for Demetrius Gallitzin, a Russian nobleman turned Catholic priest who was instrumental in the settlement of Cambria County.
- Laurel Ridge State Park surrounds a 70-mile (113-km) hiking trail that begins in Cambria County and ends at Ohiopyle State Park in Fayette County.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Cambria Somerset Authority - Water supply authority for Cambria County and Somerset County
- List of municipal authorities in Cambria County, Pennsylvania
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Cambria County, Pennsylvania
References[edit | edit source]
- ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov
- ^ http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu/
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
[edit | edit source]
- Cambria County official website
- Cambria County Historical Society
- Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Map of Cambria County showing cities, boroughs, unincorporated villages, and townships.
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