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Clarion County Courthouse
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|Founded||March 11, 1839|
|Named for||Clarion River|
|• Total||610 sq mi (1,600 km2)|
|• Land||601 sq mi (1,560 km2)|
|• Water||9.0 sq mi (23 km2) 1.5%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||66/sq mi (25/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Designated:||April 26, 1982|
Clarion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2020 census, the population was 37,241. Its county seat is Clarion. The county was formed on March 11, 1839, from parts of Venango and Armstrong counties. Clarion County is entirely defined as part of the Pittsburgh media market.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 610 square miles (1,600 km2), of which 601 square miles (1,560 km2) is land and 9.0 square miles (23 km2) (1.5%) is water.
- Forest County (north)
- Jefferson County (east)
- Armstrong County (south)
- Butler County (west)
- Venango County (west)
Part of Cook Forest State Park is in Clarion County.
The Clarion County Park is located in Paint Township. Clarion County Veterans Memorial Park is located near the Clarion County Courthouse in the center of the Borough of Clarion.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 41,765 people, 16,052 households, and 10,738 families residing in the county. The population density was 69 people per square mile (27/km2). There were 19,426 housing units at an average density of 32 per square mile (12/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.16% White, 0.79% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 43.9% were English or Welsh, 12.9% American, 10.5% German, 8.0% Irish, 6.3% Scotch-Irish, 5.5% Italian and 2.6% Dutch, and 2.0% French ancestry.
There were 16,052 households, out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.90% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.10% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the county, the population was spread out, with 21.60% under the age of 18, 15.40% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.40 males.
Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following boroughs and townships are located in Clarion County:
The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Clarion County.
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2010 Census)|
|8||Emlenton (mostly in Venango County)||Borough||625|
Colleges and universities
- Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Public school districts
- Allegheny-Clarion Valley School District
- Clarion Area School District
- Clarion-Limestone Area School District
- Karns City Area School District
- Keystone School District
- North Clarion County School District
- Redbank Valley School District
- Union School District
Public school districts and private schools in the county are served by Riverview Intermediate Unit IU6 which provides special education and professional development services.
Clarion County Career Center is located along State Route 66 in Marianne (Shippenville address).
- Alexander Amish School - Venus
- Bear Run School - Knox
- Christs Dominion Academy - Summerville
- Clarion Center School - Clarion
- County Corner - Knox
- Deer View School - Mayport
- Immaculate Conception School - Clarion
- Little Bird Preschool - New Bethlehem
- Meadow View Amish School - Knox
- New Bethlehem Mennonite School - New Bethlehem
- Shady Nook Amish School - Sligo
- St Josephs School - Lucinda
- Zacheral Amish School - Venus
- Marietta Bones (1842–1901) - suffragist, social reformer, philanthropist
- Fred Caligiuri (1918–2018) - Major League Baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Athletics, 1941, 1942); as of 2018 was the oldest living major-league player; born in Forest County; former resident of Knox and Rimersburg
- Hunter Corbett - pioneer American Presbyterian missionary to China, ministered in China for 56 years
- Jim Kelly - NFL athlete (Buffalo Bills); grew up in East Brady
- Chris Kirkpatrick - musician ('N Sync); born in Clarion
- Dominick Labino - glass artist; born in Fairmount City (Redbank Township); managed the Owens-Illinois glass plant in Clarion
- Ossee Schreckengost - Major League Baseball player; born in New Bethlehem
- Randall Silvis - author and screenwriter; born in Madison Township
- Ernest M. Skinner - pipe organ builder, inventor; born in Clarion
- Jane Wolfe - silent film actress and thelemite; born in St. Petersburg
In Spanish: Condado de Clarion para niños
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