Clearfield Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania

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Clearfield Township,
Cambria County,
Hills outside Chest Springs
Hills outside Chest Springs
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania highlighting Clearfield Township
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania highlighting Clearfield Township
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cambria
Incorporated 1822
 • Total 31.0 sq mi (80.3 km2)
 • Land 31.0 sq mi (80.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,604
 • Density 52/sq mi (20.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 814

Clearfield Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,604 at the 2010 census.[1] It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Clearfield Township is located in northeastern Cambria County at 40.570154,-78.659363.[2] It is bordered on the east by Clearfield Creek and on the west by Chest Creek, both of which are north-flowing tributaries of the West Branch Susquehanna River. The township is bordered by the borough of Patton to the northwest, Chest Springs to the south, and Ashville to the southeast. Ebensburg, the county seat, is 12 miles (19 km) to the southwest, and Altoona is 15 miles (24 km) to the southeast.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Clearfield Township has a total area of 31.0 square miles (80.3 km2), all of it land.[1]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,680 people, 571 households, and 452 families residing in the township. The population density was 54.3 people per square mile (21.0/km²). There were 627 housing units at an average density of 20.3/sq mi (7.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.29% White, 0.18% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 571 households, out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.4% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the township the population was spread out, with 26.8% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 104.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,200, and the median income for a family was $45,707. Males had a median income of $30,069 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,241. About 6.3% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Clearfield township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°36′30″N 78°34′28″W / 40.60833°N 78.57444°W / 40.60833; -78.57444