Claysburg, Pennsylvania

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Claysburg, Pennsylvania
Claysburg (depicted in red) in Blair County
Claysburg (depicted in red) in Blair County
Coordinates: 40°17′35″N 78°27′7″W / 40.29306°N 78.45194°W / 40.29306; -78.45194Coordinates: 40°17′35″N 78°27′7″W / 40.29306°N 78.45194°W / 40.29306; -78.45194
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.6 sq mi (6.6 km2)
 • Total1,625
 • Density586.7/sq mi (223.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)814
Local phone exchange239

Claysburg is a census-designated place (CDP) along Interstate 99 and the Allegheny Front near the base of Blue Knob (Pennsylvania). As of 2010 census, it had a population of 1,625.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,503 people, 616 households, and 442 families residing in the CDP. There were 653 housing units at an average density of 254.9/sq mi (98.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.54% White, 0.13% African American, 0.33% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.

There were 616 households, out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 20.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 26.3% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $27,625, and the median income for a family was $29,792. Males had a median income of $28,911 versus $17,931 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,277. About 17.0% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.

Interesting facts[edit]

The town is the 1961 location of Claysburg Air Force Station (originally Blue Knob Park).


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.