Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania

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Nanty Glo is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,054 at the 2000 census. The name comes from the Welsh "Nant y Glo", meaning "The Ravine (or "Brook") of Coal".



Nanty Glo (Welsh for "stream of coal") is located at 40°28′20″N 78°50′5″W / 40.47222°N 78.83472°W / 40.47222; -78.83472 (40.472096, -78.834777)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.8 km²), of which, 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²) of it is land and 0.54% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,054 people, 1,272 households, and 856 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,670.1 people per square mile (644.3/km²). There were 1,362 housing units at an average density of 744.8/sq mi (287.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.41% White, 0.23% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.03% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.29% of the population. 15.3% were of German, 12.0% Italian, 11.1% Polish, 9.9% Irish, 9.0% Slovak, 9.0% American and 7.0% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 1,272 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.95.

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