Upper Yoder Township is located in the southwest corner of Cambria County and borders Westmoreland and Somerset Counties. It is situated at the foothills of the Laurel Mountains and is a mix of both rural and residential development. The Southwest section is mostly farmlands punctuated with rolling hills and mountain ridges.
The Township is 11.7 square miles in area with 24.48 miles of accepted Township Roadways and traversed by several major highways. These include Menoher Highway (Rt. 271), Goucher Street (Rt 11007), Ferndale Avenue (Rt. 403) and Franklin Street (Rt. 985). The population of the Township as of the last 2000 year Census is 5,862, however, the daytime population swells to approx. 10,000 people. There are three elderly homes, several apartment building complexes, four schools, professional office/medical buildings, golf course, food markets, and the Hiram G. Andrews Rehabilitation Center located within the Township. Nearby is Laurel Ridge which is open for hiking, biking, cross-country skiiing, snowmobiles, motorized vehicles, along with access to State Game lands for public hunting.
The Township is governed by a five-person elected Board of Supervisors which meets at the Township Municipal Building, 302 Elim Street, Johnstown, PA 15905 every third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Further information can be obtained at the Township Office (814) 255-5243. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.