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Clinton County
Clinton County Courthouse
Clinton County Courthouse
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Clinton County
Location within the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Pennsylvania
Founded June 21, 1839
Named for DeWitt Clinton
Seat Lock Haven
Largest city Lock Haven
 • Total 897 sq mi (2,320 km2)
 • Land 888 sq mi (2,300 km2)
 • Water 8.9 sq mi (23 km2)  1.0%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density 43/sq mi (17/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district 12th
Pennsylvania Historical Marker
Designated: June 12, 1982

Clinton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 39,238. Its county seat is Lock Haven. The county was created on June 21, 1839, from parts of Centre and Lycoming Counties. Its name is in honor of the seventh Governor of New York State, DeWitt Clinton, however some sources suggest the namesake is Henry Clinton.

Clinton County comprises the Lock Haven, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Williamsport-Lock Haven, PA Combined Statistical Area.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 897 square miles (2,320 km2), of which 888 square miles (2,300 km2) is land and 8.9 square miles (23 km2) (1.0%) is water.

Adjacent counties


  • ‹See Tfd›Bear Mountain - a USGS GNIS registered mountain peak (Bear Mountain: summit type feature at Latitude/Longitude: 41.0095121,-77.4338743 or 41°00'34"N,077°26'02"W) on the "Mill Hall" topographic map


Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 8,323
1850 11,207 34.7%
1860 17,723 58.1%
1870 23,211 31.0%
1880 26,278 13.2%
1890 28,685 9.2%
1900 29,197 1.8%
1910 31,545 8.0%
1920 33,555 6.4%
1930 32,319 −3.7%
1940 34,557 6.9%
1950 36,532 5.7%
1960 37,619 3.0%
1970 37,721 0.3%
1980 38,971 3.3%
1990 37,182 −4.6%
2000 37,910 2.0%
2010 39,238 3.5%
2020 37,450 −4.6%

As of the census of 2000, there were 37,914 people, 14,773 households, and 9,927 families residing in the county. The population density was 43 people per square mile (16/km2). There were 18,166 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.3% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. 0.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 36.0% were of German, 15.6% American, 9.6% Irish, 8.6% Italian and 7.4% English ancestry.

There were 14,773 households, out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 21.5% under the age of 18, 13.6% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

Micropolitan Statistical Area

Williamsport-Lock Haven CSA 2014
Map of the Williamsport-Lock Haven, PA Combined Statistical Area (CSA), composed of the following parts:      Williamsport, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area      Lock Haven, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area

The United States Office of Management and Budget has designated Clinton County as the Lock Haven, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area (µSA). As of the 2010 U.S. Census the micropolitan area ranked 16th most populous in the State of Pennsylvania and the 315th most populous in the United States with a population of 39,238. Clinton County is also a part of the Williamsport-Lock Haven, PA Combined Statistical Area (CSA), which combines the population of both Clinton County and the Lycoming County areas. The Combined Statistical Area ranked 11th in the State of Pennsylvania and 143rd most populous in the United States with a population of 155,349.


There are five Pennsylvania state parks in Clinton County.


Map of Clinton County Pennsylvania With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Clinton County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Cities and Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following cities, boroughs and townships are located in Clinton County:




  • Allison
  • Bald Eagle
  • Beech Creek
  • Castanea
  • Chapman
  • Colebrook
  • Crawford
  • Dunnstable
  • East Keating
  • Gallagher
  • Greene
  • Grugan
  • Lamar
  • Leidy
  • Logan
  • Noyes
  • Pine Creek
  • Porter
  • Wayne
  • West Keating
  • Woodward

Census-designated places

Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law. Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well.

Population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Clinton County.

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 Lock Haven City 9,772
2 Mill Hall Borough 1,613
3 Avis Borough 1,484
4 Dunnstown CDP 1,360
5 Flemington Borough 1,330
6 Renovo Borough 1,228
7 Castanea CDP 1,125
8 Rauchtown (partially in Lycoming County) CDP 726
9 Beech Creek Borough 701
10 McElhattan CDP 598
11 Lamar CDP 562
12 Rote CDP 507
13 Loganton Borough 468
14 South Renovo Borough 439


Map of Clinton County Pennsylvania School Districts
Map of Clinton County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts

Colleges and universities

  • Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Public school districts

  • Jersey Shore Area School District (also in Lycoming County)
  • Keystone Central School District (also in Centre County)
  • West Branch Area School District (also in Clearfield County)

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See also

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