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Loretto, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Loretto is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cambria County at latitude 40.5086 and longitude -78.6349. Cambria County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,942 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Loretto 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 Loretto (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,273
Population in Households 583
Population in Familes 423
Population in Group Qrtrs 690
Population Density1 1,330
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 151
Average Household Size 3.86
Family Households 90
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $109,286
Average Home Value $112,626


Median Household Income $46,836
Average Household Income $57,469
Per Capita Income $13,157
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.53% -0.41%
Households -0.76% -0.81%
Families 10.01% -0.91%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.78%
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.


Loretto, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Loretto 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 # 861 51st
Population Density1 # 924 48th
Diversity Index2 # 571 68th
Median Household Income # 971 45th
Per Capita Income # 1750 1st

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