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Paint, Pennsylvania

Paint, Pennsylvania
Bedford St. in the historic district
Bedford St. in the historic district
Location of Paint in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Paint in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
Paint, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Paint, Pennsylvania
Paint, Pennsylvania
Location of Paint in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 40°14′36″N 78°50′46″W / 40.24333°N 78.84611°W / 40.24333; -78.84611
CountryUnited States
 • TypeBorough Council
 • Total0.35 sq mi (0.90 km2)
 • Land0.35 sq mi (0.90 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
 • Total1,023
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,732.76/sq mi (1,054.68/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)814
FIPS code42-57544

Paint is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,103 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The origin of the name "Paint" is obscure.[3]

The Windber Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[4]


Paint is located at 40°14′36″N 78°50′46″W / 40.24333°N 78.84611°W / 40.24333; -78.84611 (40.243423, -78.846092).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

Surrounding neighborhoods

Paint has three borders, including Scalp Level in Cambria County to the north, Windber to the east, and Paint Township from the south to the northwest.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2017951[2]−7.0%

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,103 people, 397 households, and 273 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,152.5 people per square mile (1,216.8/km²). There were 432 housing units at an average density of 1,234.7 per square mile (476.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.37% White, 0.54% African American, 0.18% Asian, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.18% of the population.

There were 397 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the borough the population was spread out with 17.9% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 38.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females there were 77.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $28,571, and the median income for a family was $35,833. Males had a median income of $25,179 versus $18,611 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,351. About 7.0% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.6% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mar 24, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. pp. 141–142.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  7. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.