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Blacklick Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania

Blacklick Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,013 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Blacklick Township, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Route 271 in the community of Twin Rocks
Pennsylvania Route 271 in the community of Twin Rocks
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania highlighting Blacklick Township
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania highlighting Blacklick Township
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedOctober 10, 1850
 • Total31.20 sq mi (80.80 km2)
 • Land31.15 sq mi (80.68 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)
 • Total2,013
 • Estimate 
 • Density61.38/sq mi (23.70/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)814
FIPS code42-021-06736


Blacklick Township is located in western Cambria County at 40.613171,-78.787422.[4] It is bordered to the west by Indiana County. The South Branch of Blacklick Creek forms the majority of the southern border of the township, and the North Branch of Blacklick Creek flows through the western part of the township. The boroughs of Nanty-Glo and Vintondale border the township on the south. Ebensburg, the Cambria County seat, is 7 miles (11 km) to the east, and the city of Johnstown is 12 miles (19 km) to the south.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Blacklick Township has a total area of 31.2 square miles (80.8 km2), of which 31.2 square miles (80.7 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.15%, is water.[3]


Census Pop.
Est. 20161,912[2]−5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 2,200 people, 833 households, and 638 families residing in the township. The population density was 70.7 people per square mile (27.3/km²). There were 897 housing units at an average density of 28.8/sq mi (11.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.59% White, 69% African American, 0.05% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.09% of the population.

There were 833 households, out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the township the population was spread out, with 21.5% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,504, and the median income for a family was $34,777. Males had a median income of $27,885 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,244. 9.8% of the population and 10.0% of families were below the poverty line. 11.9% of those under the age of 18 and 8.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Blacklick township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 40°31′05″N 78°52′17″W / 40.51806°N 78.87139°W / 40.51806; -78.87139