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Loretto is located in Cambria County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Loretto, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Loretto has a population of 1,179 people<2> (see below for details).

Loretto is 1,920 feet [585 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Loretto is located in the (814) area code.

The ZIP code for Loretto: 15940<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Loretto had an population of 1,179 people. This is a decrease of 9.45% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.92% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Loretto had a population of 1,302 people. This makes Loretto the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Loretto represents 0.01% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 537th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,302 people, the population of Loretto increased 9.41% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,190 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Loretto.

Communities Also Named Loretto ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 14 communities that are also named Loretto - they are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ohio, Ontario, Tennessee and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Loretto.

Communities near Loretto ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Loretto.

  • Altoona
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Johnstown
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Hollidaysburg
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Northern Cambria
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northern Cambria have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northern Cambria
    • Northern Cambria is located in Cambria County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,456 people
  • Ebensburg
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
  • Barnesboro
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnesboro
    • Barnesboro is located in Cambria County
  • Nanty Glo
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Roaring Spring
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roaring Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roaring Spring
    • Roaring Spring is located in Blair County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,399 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roaring Spring <5>
  • Portage
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Geistown
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geistown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geistown
    • Geistown is located in Cambria County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,242 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Loretto. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Loretto.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Loretto. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Loretto.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Loretto. See our Newspapers Page for Loretto.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Loretto ...

Looking for more information about Loretto? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Loretto, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Loretto.

Adding Loretto to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Loretto in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Loretto was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Loretto in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Loretto.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Loretto. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Cambria, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Loretto.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Loretto - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Loretto). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Loretto or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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