Cameron County, Pennsylvania
|Cameron County, Pennsylvania|
Location in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 29, 1860|
|Named for||Simon Cameron|
|• Total||398 sq mi (1,031 km2)|
|• Land||396 sq mi (1,026 km2)|
|• Water||2.2 sq mi (6 km2), 0.5%|
|• Density||12/sq mi (5/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
|Designated||September 14, 1982|
Cameron County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,085, making it Pennsylvania's least populous county. Its county seat is Emporium. The county was created on March 29, 1860, from parts of Clinton, Elk, McKean, and Potter Counties. It is named for Senator Simon Cameron.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Law and government
- 4 Education
- 5 Recreation
- 6 Communities
- 7 Notable people
- 8 References
- 9 External links
- McKean County (north)
- Potter County (northeast)
- Clinton County (east)
- Clearfield County (south)
- Elk County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census 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.
Law and government
- County Commissioners: Lori J. Reed, Chairman (R); H. James Thomas (D); Phil Jones (D)
- Sheriff: Allen Neyman (R)
- Prothonotary/Clerk/Register/Recorder: Mary Grace Olay (R)
- Treasurer: Staci Brown (R)
- Paul Malizia: District Attorney (I)
State House of Representatives
United States House of Representatives
United States Senate
Public school districts
- Cameron County School District
- There are 11 public cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania that are available for free statewide, to children K-12. See: Education in Pennsylvania.
There are three Pennsylvania state parks that are partly in Cameron County.
- Bucktail State Park Natural Area is a 75-mile (121-km) scenic route along Pennsylvania Route 120 stretching from Lock Haven in Clinton County to Emporium the county seat of Cameron County.
- Sinnemahoning State Park
- Sizerville State Park
- both of these state parks straddle the Cameron and Potter County line.
The West Creek Rail Trail has been built on the abandoned rail corridor between Emporium and St. Mary's in Elk County. It provides a paved surface with guard rails and is suitable for hiking or biking in the warm seasons or snowmobiling in winter.
The Fred Woods Trail offers a 4.57 mile loop of blazed trail with scenic valley views and a challenging section running through unique rock formations. The trailhead is accessed off Mason Hill Road above Driftwood, PA.
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:
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Population (2010 Census)||Municipal type||Incorporated|
- "PHMC Historical Markers Search" (Searchable database). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
- "County Totals Dataset: Population, Population Change and Estimated Components of Population Change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
- "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
- Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 24, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
- "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cameron County, Pennsylvania.|
- Official Cameron County website
- Cameron County Chamber of Commerce website
- Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Planning and Research, Geographic Information Division, "2005 General Highway Map of Cameron Countiy". Note: shows boroughs, townships, roads, villages, some streams. URL accessed on April 6, 2006.
- Sizerville & Portage Township - A website dedicated to the history of Sizerville & Portage Township, Cameron County Pennsylvania