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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.


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Median household income
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$30,357
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Loretto demographic reports
Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin, missionary and colonizer, built a church here, bought large amounts of land and sold to Catholic settlers at low cost
Well-known residents have included:
· Charles M. Schwab, industrialist who led negotiations leading to formation of U.S. Steel
Colleges and universities: St. Francis College

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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.

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30% of Loretto residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Loretto, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $370.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $590.


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Cambria County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Loretto political report.

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The average commute time for Loretto workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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