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Cassandra, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Cassandra is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cambria County at latitude 40.4085 and longitude -78.6407. Cambria County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,798 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Cassandra, but most people and references simply refer to it as Cassandra, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Cassandra indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Cassandra (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Cassandra, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 149
Population in Households 149
Population in Familes 129
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,950
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 65
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 48
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 71 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 56 (78.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $91,250
Average Home Value $100,455


Median Household Income $53,325
Average Household Income $60,431
Per Capita Income $24,399
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.32% 0.0%
Households 0.74% 0.0%
Families 3.19% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.5%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Cassandra, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cassandra to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1685 5th
Population Density1 # 708 60th
Diversity Index2 # 1556 12th
Median Household Income # 617 65th
Per Capita Income # 842 52nd

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