|• Type||Borough council|
|• Mayor||Andrea Estadt|
|• Total||1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)|
|• Density||4,142.8/sq mi (1,602.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Website||Borough of Clarion|
Clarion is a borough in Clarion County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, about 100 miles (161 km) north-northeast of Pittsburgh and part of the Pittsburgh DMA. Clarion was settled in 1839 and incorporated in 1841. In the past, the surrounding area produced natural gas, oil, lumber and coal. The population was 2,004 in 1900, 2,864 in 1910, and 5,276 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Clarion County and home to the annual Autumn Leaf Festival and Clarion University of Pennsylvania. The county courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
Clarion is located at (41.211791, -79.384005).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (1.97%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,185 people, 2,000 households, and 718 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,142.8 people per square mile (1,602.7/km²). There were 2,192 housing units at an average density of 1,468.2 per square mile (568.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.55% White, 3.48% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.99% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.
There were 2,000 households out of which 15.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 25.3% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 64.1% were non-families. 38.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.75.
In the borough the population was spread out with 8.8% under the age of 18, 56.4% from 18 to 24, 13.1% from 25 to 44, 11.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 73.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.2 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $19,902, and the median income for a family was $40,208. Males had a median income of $31,204 versus $20,214 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $10,832. About 18.8% of families and 41.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.1% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.
Clarion Borough is governed by an elected, seven member Borough Council. Current council members include President J. David Walters, Vice President Carol Lapinto, President Pro Tem Earl Zerfoss, Charles Bartley, Brenda Sanders Dede, Jason Noto, and Jamie Simpson. Andrea Estadt is Mayor.
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