Clarion County

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Clarion County, Pennsylvania

421 Main St Courthouse
Clarion, PA 16214
Phone: (814) 226-1119
Fax: (814) 227-2501

In central portion of western PA, northeast of Pittsburgh; organized Mar 11, 1839 from Venango and Armstrong counties. Name Origin: For the Clarion River, which flows through it. The rippling waters of the river sounded "like the notes of a distant clarion" to Daniel Stanard, one of the state surveyors

Area (sq mi):: 608.95 (land 602.44; water 6.51) Population per square mile: 67.40
Population 2005: 40,589 State rank: 55 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.80%; 1990-2000 0.20% Population 2000: 41,765 (White 97.80%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.70%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 36.30
Income 2000: per capita $15,243; median household $30,770; Population below poverty level: 15.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,966-$24,319
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 22.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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In Clarion County, Pennsylvania American Water acquired the assets of the Shippenville Borough Wastewater System, which provides wastewater service to approximately 600 residents, plus a number of commercial customers.
Abandoned Mine Reclamation Project, Spaces Corner, Redbank Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania.
Ruth Anne Mears (1989), extension agent, Family Living Program, Cooperative Extension Service, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, underscores the importance of recognizing the needs of low-income families: