Scalp Level, Pennsylvania

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Scalp Level is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 851 at the 2000 census.



Scalp Level is located at 40°15′4″N 78°50′23″W / 40.25111°N 78.83972°W / 40.25111; -78.83972 (40.250976, -78.839813)[1], 31.5 miles WNW of Bedford, Pennsylvania.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 851 people, 347 households, and 234 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,368.5 people per square mile (530.0/km²). There were 375 housing units at an average density of 603.0/sq mi (233.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.53% White, 0.24% African American, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 347 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $25,956, and the median income for a family was $30,515. Males had a median income of $26,354 versus $17,216 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $12,108. About 9.1% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.5% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

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