Tunnelhill, Pennsylvania

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Tunnelhill is a borough that is located in both Cambria and Blair counties in Pennsylvania in the United States.[1][2] The population was 409 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Tunnelhill is named after the many railroad tunnels of the Pennsylvania Railroad near here.


General information

  • ZIP Code: 16641
  • Area Code: 814
  • Local Phone Exchange: 886


Tunnelhill is located at 40°28′39″N 78°32′29″W / 40.4775°N 78.54139°W / 40.4775; -78.54139 (40.477501, -78.541363)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²).None of the area is covered with water.

Tunnelhill has the third-highest elevation of towns in Pennsylvania, at 2300 feet.[4]


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 409 people, 178 households, and 100 families residing in the borough. The population density was 844.4 people per square mile (329.0/km²). There were 188 housing units at an average density of 388.1/sq mi (151.2/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.78% White, 0.24% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, and 0.49% from two or more races.

There were 178 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.8% were non-families. 38.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 3.09.

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