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Cameron County, Pennsylvania
Cameron County Courthouse, Emporium, PA.jpg
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Cameron County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the U.S. highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Founded March 29, 1860
Seat Emporium
Largest city Emporium
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

399 sq mi (1,033 km²)
397 sq mi (1,028 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.36%
 - (2010)
 - Density

13/sq mi (4.9/km²)

Cameron County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. In 2010, its population was 5,085.

Cameron County was created on March 29, 1860, from parts of Clinton, Elk, McKean, and Potter Counties. It is named for Senator Simon Cameron. Its county seat is Emporium[1].

Law And Government[edit | edit source]

Pennsylvania State Senate[edit | edit source]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives[edit | edit source]

United States House of Representatives[edit | edit source]

United States Senate[edit | edit source]

Geography[edit | edit source]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 399 square miles (1,033.4 km2), of which 397 square miles (1,028.2 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.36%) is water.

Adjacent counties[edit | edit source]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1870 4,273
1880 5,159 20.7%
1890 7,238 40.3%
1900 7,048 −2.6%
1910 7,644 8.5%
1920 6,297 −17.6%
1930 5,307 −15.7%
1940 6,852 29.1%
1950 7,023 2.5%
1960 7,586 8.0%
1970 7,096 −6.5%
1980 6,674 −5.9%
1990 5,913 −11.4%
2000 5,974 1.0%
2010 5,085 −14.9%

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,974 people, 2,465 households, and 1,624 families residing in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 4,592 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.83% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 0.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 26.5 were of German, 13.5% American, 13.3% Italian, 10.9% Irish, 8.2% English and 5.8% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,465 households out of which 27.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.40% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.10% were non-families. 30.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 19.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.60 males.

Municipalities[edit | edit source]

Map of Cameron 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 Cameron County:

Boroughs[edit | edit source]

Townships[edit | edit source]

Education[edit | edit source]

Public School Districts[edit | edit source]

  • There are 11 public cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania that are available for free statewide, to children K-12. See: Education in Pennsylvania.

Notable people[edit | edit source]

Recreation[edit | edit source]

There are three Pennsylvania state parks that are partly in Cameron County.

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External links[edit | edit source]

Coordinates: 41°26′N 78°12′W / 41.44, -78.20

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