Gallitzin Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania

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Gallitzin Township, Pennsylvania
Houses at Amsbry
Houses at Amsbry
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania highlighting Gallitzin Township
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania highlighting Gallitzin Township
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cambria
Settled 1800
Incorporated 1866
 • Total 17.1 sq mi (44.3 km2)
 • Land 17.1 sq mi (44.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,324
 • Density 77/sq mi (29.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 814

Gallitzin Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The township nearly surrounds but is separate from Gallitzin borough. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 1,324.[1] It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The township is located in eastern Cambria County at 40°29′04″N 78°33′06″W / 40.4844°N 78.5517°W / 40.4844; -78.5517Coordinates: 40°29′04″N 78°33′06″W / 40.4844°N 78.5517°W / 40.4844; -78.5517,[2] and is bordered by Blair County to the east. The borough of Gallitzin and part of the borough of Tunnelhill are next to the southeast corner of the township, but are separate municipalities. The borough of Ashville touches the northwest corner of the township.

Gallitzin Township is about 11 miles (18 km) east of Ebensburg, the Cambria County seat, and 12 miles (19 km) west of Altoona. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 17.1 square miles (44.3 km2), all of it land.[1]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,310 people, 452 households, and 363 families residing in the township. The population density was 77.2 people per square mile (29.8/km²). There were 471 housing units at an average density of 27.8/sq mi (10.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.24% White, 0.08% Native American, 0.08% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

There were 452 households, out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.5% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the township the population was spread out, with 27.1% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 111.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,790, and the median income for a family was $35,694. Males had a median income of $26,938 versus $17,386 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,752. About 7.5% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

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