Cameron County, Pennsylvania

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Cameron County, Pennsylvania
Cameron County Courthouse, Emporium, PA.jpg
Seal of Cameron County, Pennsylvania
Seal
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Cameron County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the United States highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Founded March 29, 1860
Named for Simon Cameron
Seat Emporium
Largest borough Emporium
Area
 • Total 398 sq mi (1,031 km2)
 • Land 396 sq mi (1,026 km2)
 • Water 2.2 sq mi (6 km2), 0.6%
Population
 • (2010) 5,085
 • Density 13/sq mi (4.9/km²)
Congressional district 5th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.cameroncountypa.com

Cameron County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,085,[1] making it Pennsylvania's least populous county. Its county seat is Emporium.[2] The county was created on March 29, 1860, from parts of Clinton, Elk, McKean, and Potter Counties. It is named for Senator Simon Cameron.

Law And Government[edit]

Pennsylvania State Senate[edit]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives[edit]

United States House of Representatives[edit]

United States Senate[edit]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 398 square miles (1,030.8 km2), of which 396 square miles (1,025.6 km2) is land and 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) (0.6%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
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%
Est. 2012 4,939 −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[5] 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]

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]

Townships[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

County Population Ranking[edit]

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Cameron County.[6]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Population (2010 Census) Municipal type Incorporated
1 Emporium 2,073 Borough 1864
2 Prospect Point 327 CDP
3 Driftwood 67 Borough 1872

Education[edit]

Public school districts[edit]

  • 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]

Recreation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ http://www.census.gov/2010census/

External links[edit]

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