Ebensburg, Pennsylvania

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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
Borough
The Cambria County courthouse is in Ebensburg
The Cambria County courthouse is in Ebensburg
Motto: Crossroads of Cambria
Ebensburg, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°29′11″N 78°43′32″W / 40.48639°N 78.72556°W / 40.48639; -78.72556Coordinates: 40°29′11″N 78°43′32″W / 40.48639°N 78.72556°W / 40.48639; -78.72556
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cambria
Settled 1796
Incorporated 1825
Government
 • Type Borough Council
 • Mayor Randy Datsko
Area
 • Total 1.7 sq mi (4 km2)
Elevation 2,047 ft (624 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,351
 • Density 1,971.2/sq mi (761.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 15931
Area code(s) 814
Website Ebensburg

Ebensburg is a borough and the county seat of Cambria County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.[1] It is located 16 miles (26 km) west of Altoona and surrounded by Cambria Township. It is situated in the Alleghenies about 2025 feet (617 m) above sea level. Ebensburg is located in a rich bituminous coal region. In the past, sawmills, tanneries, wool mills, a foundry, etc., operated there. The number of residents in 1900 was 1,574, and in 1910, 1,978. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,351 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Ebensburg originated in November 1796, when Congregational Minister Rhees Lloyd led a small party of 20 Welsh from Philadelphia to the lands Morgan John Rhees had chosen for his Welsh colony. They selected an attractive spot in the tops of the Allegheny Mountains and there settled what would become Ebensburg, naming it for Eben Lloyd, who died in childhood.[2] Lloyd offered land to the government in exchange for Ebensburg becoming the county seat, which the government accepted.

In the borough of Ebensburg, there are three public and two private schools. Central Cambria High School, Central Cambria Middle School, and Cambria Elementary. Three of the four schools of the Central Cambria School District are located in the borough, as are Bishop Carroll High School and Holy Name Elementary School. The fourth school in the Central Cambria School District, Jackson Elementary, is located about 5 miles (8.0 km) west of the borough, off Route 22.

Geography[edit]

Ebensburg is located at 40°29′11″N 78°43′32″W / 40.48639°N 78.72556°W / 40.48639; -78.72556 (40.486388, -78.725461).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), of which 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (1.72%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 600
1860 1,002 67.0%
1870 1,240 23.8%
1880 1,123 −9.4%
1890 1,202 7.0%
1900 1,574 30.9%
1910 1,978 25.7%
1920 2,179 10.2%
1930 3,063 40.6%
1940 3,719 21.4%
1950 4,086 9.9%
1960 4,111 0.6%
1970 4,318 5.0%
1980 4,096 −5.1%
1990 3,872 −5.5%
2000 3,091 −20.2%
2010 3,351 8.4%
Est. 2012 3,295 −1.7%
Sources:[4][5][6]

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 3,351 people and 1,612 households within the borough. The population density was 1,971.2 people per square mile (702.0/km²). There were 1,742 housing units at an average density of 1,024.7 per square mile (334.8/km²). The racial make-up of the borough was 98.27% White, 0.48% African American, 0.69% Asian, 0.12% Native American, 0.01% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

There were 1,612 households out of which 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the borough the population was spread out with 19.2% under the age of 18, 1.9% from 18 to 19, 6.4% from 20 to 24, 12.9% from 25 to 34, 17.4% from 35 to 49, 21.7% from 50 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. The population was 46.55% male, and 53.45% female.

Notable people[edit]

  • Bill Hartack – Hall of Fame jockey
  • Alan Baylock -Jazz composer/band leader/ Chief Arranger US Air Force Airmen of Note<www.alanbaylock.com>

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Profile for Ebensburg, Pennsylvania". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

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