Clarion County

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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18, 1905, in Foxburg, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, to Mayme Smith and James Kelly.
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.
In addition, the universities attract visitors from outside the region who spend money locally." With specific reference to the case study in question, the report continues, "The substantial impact of Clarion University on Clarion County and the Commonwealth is calculated in a variety of ways: direct, indirect, and total economic impact.
In July 2005, an 8-foot long beehive was removed from the rafters of Saint Mark's United Church of Christ in Clarion County, Pennsylvania.
At the career center in Clarion County, students can take automotive and welding courses.
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:
For example, George Freeman, a volunteer who owns 600 acres in Clarion County, recently hosted a tour of his property that drew more than 200 people.