Warren County, Pennsylvania facts for kids
|Warren County, Pennsylvania|
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
|Founded||October 1, 1819|
899 sq mi (2,328 km²)
884 sq mi (2,290 km²)
14 sq mi (36 km²), 1.6%
46/sq mi (18/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
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.
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.
National protected area
- Allegheny National Forest (part)
- Allegheny National Recreation Area (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
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 according to Census 2000.
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.
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.
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:
- Warren (county seat)
- Cherry Grove
- Pine Grove
- Spring Creek
- Sugar Grove
Some communities are neither incorporated nor treated as census-designated places.
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)|
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