Clark, Pennsylvania

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Clark, Pennsylvania
Borough
Location of Clark in Mercer County
Location of Clark in Mercer County
Clark, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Clark, Pennsylvania
Clark, Pennsylvania
Location of Clark within Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°16′55″N 80°24′35″W / 41.28194°N 80.40972°W / 41.28194; -80.40972Coordinates: 41°16′55″N 80°24′35″W / 41.28194°N 80.40972°W / 41.28194; -80.40972
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Mercer
Established 1829
Area
 • Total 3.8 sq mi (10 km2)
 • Land 3.0 sq mi (8 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (2 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 633
 • Density 170/sq mi (64/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Zip code 16113
Area code(s) 724

Clark is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 633 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Clark is located at 41°16′55″N 80°24′35″W / 41.28194°N 80.40972°W / 41.28194; -80.40972 (41.282049, -80.409591).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) of it (19.31%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 264
1900 220
1910 216 −1.8%
1920 224 3.7%
1930 279 24.6%
1940 321 15.1%
1950 345 7.5%
1960 312 −9.6%
1970 467 49.7%
1980 667 42.8%
1990 610 −8.5%
2000 633 3.8%
2010 640 1.1%
Est. 2015 630 [2] −1.6%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 633 people, 227 households, and 194 families residing in the borough. The population density was 207.9 people per square mile (80.1/km2). There were 233 housing units at an average density of 76.5 per square mile (29.5/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.53% White, 0.16% African American, 0.16% from other races, and 0.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 227 households, out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.7% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.1% were non-families. 11.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 23.4% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $53,438, and the median income for a family was $56,944. Males had a median income of $40,729 versus $26,625 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,892. About 1.0% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Clark bore the name of Clarksville into the late 1950s. The original community was moved to the present site following the construction of a Shenango River dam for flood control near Sharpsville.

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