Northern Cambria, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Northern Cambria had a population of 3,800 as of July 1, 2016. Northern Cambria ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Northern Cambria is located at latitude 40.6571 and longitude -78.7776 in Cambria County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Northern Cambria (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cambria County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,516 feet.

The Borough of Northern Cambria (GNIS ID: 2086609) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Northern Cambria population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Northern Cambria: Barnesboro, Spangler.

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Northern Cambria, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,800
Population in Households 3,791
Population in Familes 3,058
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 1,274
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 1,580
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,035
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,768 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,127 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 453 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 188 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $64,488
Average Home Value $76,531


Median Household Income $38,975
Average Household Income $51,706
Per Capita Income $21,551
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.44%
Households -0.1% -0.38%
Families -0.21% -0.47%
Median Household Income   -1.92%
Per Capita Income   1.33%
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.

Northern Cambria, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northern Cambria to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 365 79th
Population Density1 # 942 47th
Diversity Index2 # 1577 11th
Median Household Income # 1421 19th
Per Capita Income # 1389 21st

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