Coupon, Pennsylvania

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Coupon, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Coupon, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Coupon, Pennsylvania
Coupon, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°32′12″N 78°33′54″W / 40.53667°N 78.56500°W / 40.53667; -78.56500Coordinates: 40°32′12″N 78°33′54″W / 40.53667°N 78.56500°W / 40.53667; -78.56500
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cambria
Elevation 2,342 ft (714 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 73
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 16629
Area code(s) 814

Coupon, Pennsylvania is an unincorporated community in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States.

History[edit]

The community was originally a company town, and its name is derived from the practice of paying employees in scrip, or coupons.

Geography[edit]

Coupon is located geographically within Gallitzin Township, Pennsylvania. It is located at 40°32′12″N 78°33′54″W / 40.53667°N 78.56500°W / 40.53667; -78.56500 (40.5367356, -78.5150162),[1] about 87 miles East of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and 8.7 miles West of Altoona, Pennsylvania. It has an elevation of 2342 feet (714 meters).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2010, Coupon had a population of 73.[2]

Education[edit]

There are several local colleges and universities, such as Mount Aloysius College in nearby Cresson, Pennsylvania and Saint Francis University in nearby Loretto, Pennsylvania. Penn State and Pitt both have local branch campuses in Altoona and Johnstown, Pennsylvania, respectively. All residents are served by the Penn Cambria School District for public school K-12. There is a Head Start school located directly within Coupon to serve local preschool needs for low-income families.

Recreation[edit]

Coupon is within hiking distance of the Horseshoe Curve, and hikers are rewarded with a unique view of the National Historic Landmark that is not otherwise accessible from the visitors center.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U. S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Coupon, Pennsylvania". 
  2. ^ "2010 U. S. Census Data from Zip-Codes.com".