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Loretto is a borough in Cambria County, in the Johnstown metro area.
The community was named for the religious shrine in Italy
The latitude of Loretto is 40.503N. The longitude is -78.63W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,952 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,143.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Loretto demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cambria County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Johnstown area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 15940 ZIP code.
30% of Loretto residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Loretto ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Loretto was $7,125, compared with $21,587 nationally.
30% of Loretto residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Loretto, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $370. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $590.
Cambria County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Loretto political report.
The average commute time for Loretto workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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