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Cambria County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvaniamarker. It is largely part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvaniamarker, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population was 152,598.

Cambria County was created on March 26, 1804 from parts of Bedfordmarker, Huntingdonmarker, and Somersetmarker counties and was named for the nation of Walesmarker. Its county seat is Ebensburgmarker .

Law and Government

As of November 2008, there are 92,456 registered voters in Cambria County [13837].



Despite being overwhelmingly Democratic in registration and the Democrats holding the commissioner majority and all row offices, Cambria is a swing county in statewide elections, with all four statewide winners carrying it in 2008. Cambria County is one of Pennsylvania's most competitive counties. Al Gore received 50.3% of the county vote to 46.4% for George W. Bush in 2000, but Bush carried it with 50.8% of the vote to 48.7% for John Kerry in 2004. Cambria returned to the Democratic Presidential column in 2008, with Barack Obama receiving 49.4% of the vote to 48.7% for John McCain.

County commissioners

  • PJ Stevens, President, Democrat
  • Milan Gjurich, Democrat
  • William G. Harris, Republican


Other county offices

  • Clerk of Courts, Susan Kuhar, Democrat
  • Controller, Ed Cernic Jr., Democrat
  • Coroner, Dennis Kwiatkowski, Democrat
  • Prothonotary, Patty Berkebile, Democrat
  • Recorder of Deeds, Andrea Fedore Sims, Democrat
  • Register of Wills, Patty Sharbaugh, Democrat
  • Sheriff, Bob Kolar, Democrat
  • Treasurer, Barbara J. Kline, Democrat


Pennsylvania State Senate



Pennsylvania House of Representatives



United States House of Representatives



United States Senate



Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 693 square miles (1,796 km²), of which, 688 square miles (1,782 km²) of it is land and 5 square miles (14 km²) of it (0.78%) is water.

Adjacent counties



National protected areas



Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 152,598 people, 60,531 households, and 40,616 families residing in the county. The population density was 222 people per square mile (86/km²). There were 65,796 housing units at an average density of 96 per square mile (37/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.80% White, 2.83% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 27.7% were of German, 10.2% Irish, 10.1% Italian, 10.0% Polish, 6.5% Slovak, 6.2% Americanmarker and 5.6% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 60,531 households out of which 27.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.80% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 29.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.00% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 19.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.30 males.

Municipalities

Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Cities and Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).
Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following cities, boroughs and townships are located in Cambria County:

Cities



Boroughs



Townships



Census-designated places

Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law. Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well.


Education

Colleges and universities



Community, junior, and technical colleges

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Public School Districts



Recreation

There are two Pennsylvania state parks in Cambria County.

See also



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