Cassandra, Pennsylvania

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Cassandra, Pennsylvania
Borough
Community fire hall
Community fire hall
Cassandra is located in Pennsylvania
Cassandra
Cassandra
Coordinates: 40°24′32″N 78°38′28″W / 40.40889°N 78.64111°W / 40.40889; -78.64111Coordinates: 40°24′32″N 78°38′28″W / 40.40889°N 78.64111°W / 40.40889; -78.64111
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cambria
Incorporated 1908
Government
 • Type Borough council
Area
 • Total 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 • Land 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,473 ft (449 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 147
 • Density 1,924/sq mi (742.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 15925
Area code(s) 814

Cassandra is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 147 at the 2010 census.[1] It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Cassandra is located in eastern Cambria County at 40°24′32″N 78°38′28″W / 40.40889°N 78.64111°W / 40.40889; -78.64111 (40.408989, -78.641040),[2] in the valley of the Little Conemaugh River. Pennsylvania Route 53 passes just south of the borough limits, leading northeast 5 miles (8 km) to Cresson and southwest 3 miles (5 km) to Portage. Ebensburg, the county seat, is 11 miles (18 km) to the northwest, Altoona is 23 miles (37 km) to the northeast, and Johnstown is 23 miles (37 km) to the southwest.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Cassandra has a total area of 0.08 square miles (0.2 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 306
1920 467 52.6%
1930 419 −10.3%
1940 514 22.7%
1950 381 −25.9%
1960 270 −29.1%
1970 250 −7.4%
1980 238 −4.8%
1990 192 −19.3%
2000 136 −29.2%
2010 147 8.1%
Est. 2012 145 −1.4%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 136 people, 54 households, and 36 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,812.3 people per square mile (656.4/km²). There were 57 housing units at an average density of 759.6 per square mile (275.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 100.00% White.

There were 54 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 2.2% from 18 to 24, 35.3% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $40,833. Males had a median income of $19,063 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,004. There were no families and 8.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 11.4% of those over 64.

Central Mainline Sewer Authority[edit]

Sewage Treatment in Cassandra Boro is provided by the Central Mainline Sewer Authority. A dedication ceremony was held on August 21, 2006, by local congressman John Murtha. The total cost of the system was $10 million and took 14 years. Central-Mainline Serves over 2,000 customers and is named after the "Mainline" of the former Pennsylvania Railroad that proceed through the five municipalities. The railway is now part of the Norfolk Southern system.

Transportation[edit]

Norfolk Southern operates on the former Pennsylvania Railroad mainline between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg. There is a bridge where train watchers can watch trains in a convenient location. This bridge is a single-lane old iron bridge that once carried State Route 53 traffic across until 1936, when the route was bypassed with the current alignment of Route 53. Railfans are most welcome at this location.[6]

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