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 3,718 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Northern Cambria: Barnesboro, Spangler.

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Northern Cambria, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,718
Daytime Population: Workers 1,393
Daytime Population: Residents 2,135
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,528
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 3,709
Population in Familes 2,988
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 1,246
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $41,694
Average Household Income $53,832
Per Capita Income $22,322


Total Housing Units 1,774 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,098 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 440 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 236 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $68,019
Average Home Value $78,233


Total Households 1,538
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,007
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.43% -0.76%
Households -0.46% -0.78%
Families -0.56% -0.85%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

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, 2017 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 # 373 79th
Population Density # 953 46th
Diversity Index # 1561 11th
Median Household Income # 1360 23rd
Per Capita Income # 1406 20th

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