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Chest is a township in Cambria County, in the Johnstown metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Chest. For links to other places called Chest, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Chest is 40.69N. The longitude is -78.628W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,051 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 346.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chest demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cambria County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 16640 ZIP code.
35% of Chest residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chest ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chest was $15,276, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Chest residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Cambria County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chest political report.
The average commute time for Chest workers is 45 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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