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Warren County
Warren County Courthouse
Warren County Courthouse
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Warren 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 October 1, 1819
Named for Joseph Warren
Seat Warren
Largest city Warren
Area
 • Total 899 sq mi (2,330 km2)
 • Land 884 sq mi (2,290 km2)
 • Water 14.1 sq mi (37 km2)  1.6%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
39,498
 • Density 46/sq mi (18/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district 15th

Warren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,815. Its county seat is Warren. The county was formed in 1800 from parts of Allegheny and Lycoming counties; attached to Crawford County until 1805 and then to Venango County until Warren was formally organized in 1819.

Warren County makes up the Warren, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 899 square miles (2,330 km2), of which 884 square miles (2,290 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) (1.6%) is water. Notable physical features include the Allegheny River, the Allegheny Reservoir, the Kinzua Dam, and the Allegheny National Forest.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 233
1810 827 254.9%
1820 1,976 138.9%
1830 4,697 137.7%
1840 9,278 97.5%
1850 13,671 47.3%
1860 19,190 40.4%
1870 23,897 24.5%
1880 27,981 17.1%
1890 37,585 34.3%
1900 38,946 3.6%
1910 39,573 1.6%
1920 40,024 1.1%
1930 41,453 3.6%
1940 42,789 3.2%
1950 42,698 −0.2%
1960 45,582 6.8%
1970 47,682 4.6%
1980 47,449 −0.5%
1990 45,050 −5.1%
2000 43,863 −2.6%
2010 41,815 −4.7%
2020 38,587 −7.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2017 2010-2020

As of the census of 2000, there were 43,863 people, 17,696 households, and 12,121 families residing in the county. The population density was 50 people per square mile (19/km2). There were 23,058 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.68% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.34% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 22.2% were of German, 12.4% Swedish, 11.2% American, 10.5% Irish, 8.8% English, 8.2% Italian, and 5.1% Polish ancestry.

There were 17,696 households, out of which 29.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% were non-families. 27.20% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.20% 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 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 24.10% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

County poverty demographics

According to research by The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, which is a legislative agency of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the poverty rate for Warren County was 14.1% in 2014. The statewide poverty rate was 13.6% in 2014. The 2012 childhood poverty rate by school district was: Warren County School District - 46.1% living at 185% or below than the Federal Poverty Level and Titusville Area School District - 57.9%. The child poverty rate is collected by the school districts as part of them operating the federal, free school lunch program.

Micropolitan Statistical Area

The United States Office of Management and Budget has designated Warren County as the Warren, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area (µSA). As of the 2010 U.S. Census the micropolitan area ranked 14th most populous in the State of Pennsylvania and the 298th most populous in the United States with a population of 41,815.

Recreation

There is one Pennsylvania state park in Warren County. Chapman State Park is adjacent to Allegheny National Forest and State Game Land 29 just of U.S. Route 6, near Clarendon. Warren County also contains a tract of old-growth forest called Hearts Content National Scenic Area.

Communities

Map of Warren County Pennsylvania With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Warren 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 Warren County:

City

Boroughs

Townships

  • Brokenstraw
  • Cherry Grove
  • Columbus
  • Conewango
  • Deerfield
  • Eldred
  • Elk
  • Farmington
  • Freehold
  • Glade
  • Limestone
  • Mead
  • Pine Grove
  • Pittsfield
  • Pleasant
  • Sheffield
  • Southwest
  • Spring Creek
  • Sugar Grove
  • Triumph
  • Watson

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.

Unincorporated communities

Some communities are neither incorporated nor treated as census-designated places.

Population ranking

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

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 Warren City 9,710
2 North Warren CDP 1,934
3 Youngsville Borough 1,729
4 Russell CDP 1,408
5 Sheffield CDP 1,132
6 Columbus CDP 824
7 Tidioute Borough 688
8 Sugar Grove Borough 614
9 Starbrick CDP 522
10 Clarendon Borough 450
11 Bear Lake Borough 164

Education

Map of Warren County Pennsylvania School Districts
Map of Warren County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Public school districts

  • Corry Area School District
  • Titusville Area School District
  • Warren County School District (four high schools)

Charter schools

  • Tidioute Community Charter School

Vocational school

  • Warren County Area Vocational Technical School [1]

Private schools

  • Beaver Valley Amish School
  • Calvary Chapel Christian School
  • Cozy Corners Amish School
  • Early Childhood Learning Center
  • Forest Amish School
  • HR Rouse Children's Center
  • Little Ash Parochial School, Sugar Grove
  • Meadow View Amish School, Sugar Grove
  • Pine Ridge School
  • Railroad School
  • Round Hill School
  • Ruth Smith Children's Home
  • St Joseph School
  • Stoney Run Amish School
  • Warren County Christian School

per Education Names and Addresses directory which is annually developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2016

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