Cambria Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania

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Cambria Township, Pennsylvania
Township
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania highlighting Cambria Township
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania highlighting Cambria Township
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cambria
Incorporated 1798
Area
 • Total 49.6 sq mi (128 km2)
 • Land 49.3 sq mi (128 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,323
 • Density 128.4/sq mi (49.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 814

Cambria Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,323 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area and geographically surrounds the Borough of Ebensburg.

History[edit]

The Colver Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. The Revloc Historic District was listed in 1995.[1]

Geography[edit]

Cambria Township is located at 40.515887,-78.744507,[2] about 18 miles west of Altoona, Pennsylvania. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 49.6 square miles (128 km2), of which, 49.3 square miles (128 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (0.67%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,323 people, 2,015 households, and 1,470 families residing in the township. The population density was 128.4 people per square mile (49.6/km²). There were 2,105 housing units at an average density of 42.7/sq mi (16.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.98% White, 2.99% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

There were 2,015 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 104.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,995, and the median income for a family was $41,031. Males had a median income of $28,778 versus $22,772 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,868. About 6.6% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°29′48″N 78°44′42″W / 40.49667°N 78.74500°W / 40.49667; -78.74500