Cassandra, Pennsylvania

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Cassandra is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 136 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Altoona, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Cassandra is located at 40°24′32″N 78°38′28″W / 40.40889°N 78.64111°W / 40.40889; -78.64111 (40.408989, -78.641040)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 136 people, 54 households, and 36 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,812.3 people per square mile (656.4/km²). There were 57 housing units at an average density of 759.6/sq mi (275.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 100.00% White.

There were 54 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 2.2% from 18 to 24, 35.3% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $40,833. Males had a median income of $19,063 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,004. There were no families and 8.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 11.4% of those over 64.

Central Mainline Sewer Authority

Sewage Treatment in Cassandra Boro is provided by the Central Mainline Sewer Authority. A dedication ceremony was held on August 21, 2006, by local congressman John Murtha Total costs of the system is $10 million dollars and took 14 years. Central-Mainline Serves over 2,000 customers and is named after the "Mainline" of the former Pennsylvania Railroad that proceed through the five municipalities. The railway is now part of the Norfolk Southern system.

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