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Clarion County, Pennsylvania
Seal of Clarion County, Pennsylvania
Map
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Clarion County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the USA highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded March 11, 1839
Seat Clarion
Largest borough Clarion
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

610 sq mi (1,580 km²)
601 sq mi (1,557 km²)
9.0 sq mi (23 km²), 1.5%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

39,498
66/sq mi (25/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: http://www.co.clarion.pa.us/
Pennsylvania Historical Marker
Designated: April 26, 1982

Clarion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 39,988. 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.

Geography

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.

Adjacent counties

State Park

Part of Cook Forest State Park is in Clarion County.

County Parks

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 23,565
1860 24,988 6.0%
1870 26,537 6.2%
1880 40,328 52.0%
1890 36,802 −8.7%
1900 34,283 −6.8%
1910 36,683 7.0%
1920 36,170 −1.4%
1930 34,531 −4.5%
1940 38,410 11.2%
1950 38,334 −0.2%
1960 37,480 −2.2%
1970 38,414 2.5%
1980 43,362 12.9%
1990 41,699 −3.8%
2000 41,765 0.2%
2010 39,988 −4.3%
Est. 2015 39,498 −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

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. 45.0% were of German, 10.3% American, 9.8% Irish, 6.7% Italian and 6.2% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

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.

Communities

Map of Clarion County Pennsylvania With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Clarion County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red) and Townships (white).

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:

Boroughs

Townships

  • Ashland
  • Beaver
  • Brady
  • Clarion
  • Elk
  • Farmington
  • Highland
  • Knox
  • Licking
  • Limestone
  • Madison
  • Millcreek
  • Monroe
  • Paint
  • Perry
  • Piney
  • Porter
  • Redbank
  • Richland
  • Salem
  • Toby
  • Washington

Census-designated places

Population ranking

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)
1 Clarion Borough 5,276
2 Marianne CDP 1,167
3 Knox Borough 1,146
4 New Bethlehem Borough 989
5 Rimersburg Borough 951
6 East Brady Borough 942
7 Sligo Borough 720
8 Emlenton (mostly in Venango County) Borough 625
9 Strattanville Borough 550
10 Hawthorn Borough 494
11 Shippenville Borough 480
12 St. Petersburg Borough 400
13 Callensburg Borough 207
14 Tylersburg CDP 196
T-15 Foxburg Borough 183
T-15 Crown CDP 183
16 Leeper CDP 158
17 Vowinckel CDP 139

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