|Clearfield County, Pennsylvania|
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 26, 1804|
1,154 sq mi (2,989 km²)
1,147 sq mi (2,971 km²)
71/sq mi (27.4/km²)
- 1 Law and Government
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Municipalities
- 5 Recreation
- 6 Education
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Law and Government[edit | edit source]
As of November 2008, there are 51,471 registered voters in Clearfield County.
While the county registration tends to be evenly matched between Democrats and Republicans, the county trends Republican in statewide elections. In 2006, Democrat Bob Casey Jr. received 55% of its vote when he unseated incumbent Republican US Senator Rick Santorum and Ed Rendell received 50.2% of the vote against Lynn Swann. Each of the three row-office statewide winners carried Clearfield in 2008.
County commissioners[edit | edit source]
- John Sobel, Republican
- Joan McMillen, Republican
- Mark McCracken, Democrat
Other county offices[edit | edit source]
- Clerk of Courts and Prothonotary, William A. Shaw, Democrat
- Controller, Antonio Scotto, Republican
- District Attorney, William A. Shaw Jr., Democrat
- Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds, Maurene Inlow, Republican
- Sheriff, Chester Hawkins, Republican
- Treasurer, Carol Fox, Democrat
Pennsylvania State Senate[edit | edit source]
|25||Joseph B. Scarnati||Republican|
|35||John N. Wozniak||Democrat|
|41||Donald C. White||Republican|
Pennsylvania House of Representatives[edit | edit source]
|74||Camille "Bud" George||Democrat|
United States House of Representatives[edit | edit source]
|5||Glenn "G.T." Thompson||Republican|
United States Senate[edit | edit source]
Geography[edit | edit source]
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,988 square kilometers (1,154 sq mi). 2,972 km2 (1,147 sq mi) of it is land and 17 km2 (7 sq mi) of it (0.56%) is water.
The mountainous terrain of the county made traffic difficult for early settlers. Various Native American paths and trails crossing the area were used intermittently by settlers, invading armies, and escaped slaves travelling north along the Underground Railroad. A major feature located in Bloom Township, Pennsylvania within the county is known as Bilger's rocks and exhibits fine examples of exposed sandstone bedrock that was created during the formation of the Appalachian Mountains.
Adjacent counties[edit | edit source]
- Elk County (north)
- Cameron County (north)
- Clinton County (northeast)
- Centre County (east)
- Blair County (southeast)
- Cambria County (south)
- Indiana County (west)
- Jefferson County (west)
Demographics[edit | edit source]
As of the census of 2000, there were 83,382 people, 32,785 households, and 22,916 families residing in the county. The population density was 73 people per square mile (28/km2). There were 37,855 housing units at an average density of 33 per square mile (13/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.40% White, 1.49% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 22.9% were of German, 13.6% American, 10.2% English, 9.9% Irish, 9.1% Italian and 6.0% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 32,785 households out of which 29.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.60% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the county, the population was spread out with 22.70% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 28.80% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.50 males.
Municipalities[edit | edit source]
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 Clearfield County:
Cities[edit | edit source]
Boroughs[edit | edit source]
Townships[edit | edit source]
Census-designated places[edit | edit source]
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.
Recreation[edit | edit source]
There are two Pennsylvania state parks in Clearfield County.
Clearfield County is also home to the largest wild area in Pennsylvania, the Quehanna Wild Area. A culturally and historically significant natural formation of massive sandstone megaliths can be found at Bilger's rocks.
Education[edit | edit source]
Colleges and universities[edit | edit source]
- Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania at Clearfield, Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania State University at DuBois, Pennsylvania
Community, Junior and Technical Colleges[edit | edit source]
Public School Districts[edit | edit source]
- Clearfield Area School District
- Curwensville Area School District
- DuBois Area School District
- Glendale School District
- Harmony Area School District
- Moshannon Valley School District
- Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District
- Purchase Line School District
- West Branch Area School District (also in Clinton County)
See also[edit | edit source]
- List of municipal authorities in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
- Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania#Highest Point on 80
- Indian old field
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
References[edit | edit source]
- ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- ^ http://www.dos.state.pa.us/elections/lib/elections/055_voter_registration_statistics/currentstats/currentvotestats.xls
- ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov
- ^ http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu/
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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