Cambria County, Pennsylvania

According to the 2000 Census, Cambria County, Pennsylvania has a population of 152,598 people. Of those, 146,183 (96%) are White, 4,322 (3%) are Black, and 1,352 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 2,481 (or 2% of the 152,598 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.

Even though prisoners cannot participate in the local community, the Census Bureau nevertheless counts them as residents of the county where they are incarcerated.

A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Cambria County a population of 150,117 with a demographic that is 97% White, 2% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 152,598 2,481 150,117
White 146,183 1,287 144,896
Black 4,322 1,020 3,302
Latino 1,352 378 974


[1]The numbers for Whites, Blacks and Latinos may not add up to the total number because we have not included racial groups other than Whites and Blacks and because the Census Bureau considers "Latino" to be an ethnicity, not a race. Most of the people reported as being Latino are also counted as being White or Black.

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