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Time Zone: Cambria County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Ebensburg is the Seat for Cambria County.

Cambria County was founded March 26, 1804. Cambria was created by taking area from Huntingdon, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cambria had a population of 143,998 people. This is a decrease of 5.64% since the last Census (which gave a population of 152,598 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cambria represented 1.24% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 21st most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010143,679-5.84%-0.22% since 2009
2009143,998-5.64%-0.34% since 2008
2008144,488-5.31%-0.4% since 2007
2000152,598The Last Census

More information can be found on the Cambria County Census Page for Cambria County.


Below are some of the communities located in Cambria County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Cambria County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Johnstown   21,49723,90610.08% decrease  
Westmont   5,0005,5239.47% decrease  
Northern Cambria   3,8854,1997.48% decrease  
Ebensburg   2,9013,0916.15% decrease  
Nanty Glo   2,7753,0549.14% decrease  

Websites for Cambria County

Official Website:   www.co.cambria.pa.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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