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Clymer, Pennsylvania
Borough
Sixth Street, looking northwest from Wolcott Street
Sixth Street, looking northwest from Wolcott Street
Location of Clymer in Indiana County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Clymer in Indiana County, Pennsylvania.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Indiana
Settled 1905
Incorporated 1908
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 0.59 sq mi (1.52 km2)
 • Land 0.57 sq mi (1.47 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,357
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,266
 • Density 2,224.96/sq mi (858.66/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
15728
Area code(s) 724
FIPS code 42-14520

Clymer is a borough in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,357 at the 2010 census. The community was named after George Clymer, one of the signers of the United States Declaration of Independence. It is surrounded by but separate from Cherryhill Township.

Geography

Clymer is located at 40°40′8″N 79°0′43″W / 40.66889°N 79.01194°W / 40.66889; -79.01194 (40.668977, -79.011925).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,753
1920 2,867 63.5%
1930 2,672 −6.8%
1940 3,062 14.6%
1950 2,500 −18.4%
1960 2,251 −10.0%
1970 2,054 −8.8%
1980 1,761 −14.3%
1990 1,499 −14.9%
2000 1,547 3.2%
2010 1,357 −12.3%
2019 (est.) 1,266 −6.7%
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At the 2000 census there were 1,547 people in 679 households, including 418 families, in the borough. The population density was 2,606.6 people per square mile (1,012.4/km²). There were 734 housing units at an average density of 1,236.8 per square mile (480.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.55% White, 0.19% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19%.

There were 679 households, 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 35.1% of households were made up of individuals, and 21.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.97.

The age distribution was 22.9% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% 65 or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 81.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.3 males.

The median household income was $24,688 and the median family income was $36,688. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,250. About 14.5% of families and 16.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.6% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.

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