Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania

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Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Northern Cambria strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Northern Cambria Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 18% Northern Cambria Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania

Comparing Northern Cambria to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 8
Age of the Population 8 7
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 7
Average Household Size 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 3
People Above Poverty 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
Median Family Income 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Working at Home 4 5
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Short Commute Times 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
People Living Alone 6 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Northern Cambria Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 65 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Cambria
Metro Area Johnstown
Standard Zip Codes 15714
Phone Area Codes 814
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.659
Longitude -78.781

Northern Cambria Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Station INDIANA 3 SE
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
Station MADERA 2 SE
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 31 to 59 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
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Northern Cambria Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,199 100%
Male 1,987 47.3%
Female 2,212 52.7%
Under 18 924 22%
18+ 3,275 78%
65+ 892 21.2%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 2.92
White 4,170 99.3%
African-American 3 0.1%
Asian 10 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 4 0.1%
Mixed Race 7 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 0.3%

Estimated Northern Cambria Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,022
Growth -177
Growth % -4.2%

Northern Cambria Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 19.9%
Italian 18.8%
Polish 11.7%
Irish 9.4%
Slovak 9.3%
English 8.4%
US/American 3.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.3%
Hungarian 3.1%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Ukrainian 1.5%
Lebanese 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Austrian 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
Swedish 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Greek 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Slavic 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Northern Cambria, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Barnesboro (15714)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Northern Cambria 4,199 $29,917
Carrolltown 1,049 $39,792
Cherry Tree 443 $31,625
Chest Springs 110 $38,750
Hastings 1,398 $33,462
Patton 2,023 $35,473
Westover 458 $26,786

Northern Cambria Public Libraries

Northern Cambria Public Library
Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania
(814) 948-8222
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Northern Cambria High Schools (2004)

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Serves 424 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

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