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Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Northern Cambria had a population of 3,653 as of July 1, 2018. 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 40.6592 and longitude -78.7817 in Cambria County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Northern Cambria 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Northern Cambria: Barnesboro, Spangler.

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Northern Cambria, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,653
Population in Households 3,644
Population in Familes 2,917
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 1,224
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $41,879
Average Household Income $56,478
Per Capita Income $23,493


Total Housing Units 1,774 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,146 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 370 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 258 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $72,581
Average Home Value $82,504


Total Households 1,516
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 986
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.59% -0.8%
Households -0.58% -0.78%
Families -0.75% -0.91%
Median Household Income   4.57%
Per Capita Income   3.76%

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, 2018 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 # 380 78th
Population Density # 960 46th
Diversity Index # 1564 11th
Median Household Income # 1404 20th
Per Capita Income # 1316 25th

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