Clinton County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 41°14′N 77°38′W / 41.24°N 77.64°W / 41.24; -77.64

Clinton County, Pennsylvania
Clinton County Pennsylvania Courthouse 2 crop.jpg
Clinton County Courthouse
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Clinton County
Location in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Map of the United States highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Founded June 21, 1839
Named for DeWitt Clinton
Seat Lock Haven
Largest city Lock Haven
Area
 • Total 897 sq mi (2,323 km2)
 • Land 888 sq mi (2,300 km2)
 • Water 8.9 sq mi (23 km2), 1.0%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 39,441
 • Density 44/sq mi (17/km²)
Congressional district 5th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.clintoncountypa.com
Footnotes:
Designated June 12, 1982[1]

Clinton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 39,238.[2] Its county seat is Lock Haven.[3] The county was created on June 21, 1839, from parts of Centre and Lycoming Counties. Its name is in honor of the seventh Governor of New York State, DeWitt Clinton, however some sources suggest the namesake is Henry Clinton.[4]

Clinton County comprises the Lock Haven, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Williamsport-Lock Haven, PA Combined Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

1883 map of Clinton County, with the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad running through the center.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 897 square miles (2,320 km2), of which 888 square miles (2,300 km2) is land and 8.9 square miles (23 km2) (1.0%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Landforms[edit]

  • Bear Mountain - a USGS GNIS registered mountain peak (Bear Mountain: summit type feature at Latitude/Longitude: 41.0095121,-77.4338743 or 41°00'34"N,077°26'02"W) on the "Mill Hall" topographic map[6]

Major Highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 8,323
1850 11,207 34.7%
1860 17,723 58.1%
1870 23,211 31.0%
1880 26,278 13.2%
1890 28,685 9.2%
1900 29,197 1.8%
1910 31,545 8.0%
1920 33,555 6.4%
1930 32,319 −3.7%
1940 34,557 6.9%
1950 36,532 5.7%
1960 37,619 3.0%
1970 37,721 0.3%
1980 38,971 3.3%
1990 37,182 −4.6%
2000 37,910 2.0%
2010 39,238 3.5%
Est. 2016 39,233 [7] 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790–1960[9] 1900–1990[10]
1990–2000[11] 2010–2013[2]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 37,914 people, 14,773 households, and 9,927 families residing in the county. The population density was 43 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 18,166 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.3% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. 0.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 36.0% were of German, 15.6% American, 9.6% Irish, 8.6% Italian and 7.4% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 14,773 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 13.6% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

Micropolitan Statistical Area[edit]

Map of the Williamsport-Lock Haven, PA Combined Statistical Area (CSA), composed of the following parts:

The United States Office of Management and Budget[13] has designated Clinton County as the Lock Haven, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area (µSA). As of the 2010 U.S. Census[14] the micropolitan area ranked 16th most populous in the State of Pennsylvania and the 315th most populous in the United States with a population of 39,238. Clinton County is also a part of the Williamsport-Lock Haven, PA Combined Statistical Area (CSA), which combines the population of both Clinton County and the Lycoming County areas. The Combined Statistical Area ranked 11th in the State of Pennsylvania and 143rd most populous in the United States with a population of 155,349.

Government and politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 64.6% 10,022 30.6% 4,744 4.8% 739
2012 54.9% 7,303 43.1% 5,734 2.1% 274
2008 50.7% 7,504 48.0% 7,097 1.3% 190
2004 57.5% 8,035 41.7% 5,823 0.8% 109
2000 50.6% 6,064 46.0% 5,521 3.4% 409
1996 37.4% 4,293 49.3% 5,658 13.3% 1,532
1992 35.6% 4,471 42.9% 5,397 21.5% 2,701
1988 49.4% 5,735 49.6% 5,759 1.0% 119
1984 59.2% 6,678 40.1% 4,525 0.6% 70
1980 52.4% 6,288 40.3% 4,842 7.3% 880
1976 46.6% 5,858 52.0% 6,532 1.4% 174
1972 62.5% 8,205 36.4% 4,772 1.1% 142
1968 48.6% 6,563 46.7% 6,301 4.8% 644
1964 29.9% 4,298 69.8% 10,038 0.3% 36
1960 60.6% 9,184 39.3% 5,965 0.1% 12
1956 60.3% 8,250 39.6% 5,411 0.1% 17
1952 58.3% 8,125 41.3% 5,758 0.4% 55
1948 52.9% 5,618 47.2% 5,013
1944 50.7% 5,915 48.9% 5,703 0.5% 57
1940 45.8% 6,291 54.0% 7,419 0.2% 26
1936 43.3% 6,479 55.8% 8,351 0.9% 139
1932 54.5% 4,851 42.1% 3,741 3.4% 302
1928 73.6% 8,120 25.8% 2,849 0.5% 60
1924 54.6% 5,129 20.7% 1,939 24.7% 2,323
1920 54.6% 4,303 37.8% 2,976 7.7% 605
1916 45.1% 2,794 47.9% 2,967 6.9% 429
1912 20.1% 1,214 36.5% 2,200 43.4% 2,621[16]
1908 54.5% 3,477 40.0% 2,547 5.5% 351
1904 61.4% 3,535 33.7% 1,941 5.0% 285
1900 50.6% 3,157 46.1% 2,879 3.3% 205
1896 51.2% 3,486 44.9% 3,053 3.9% 265
1892 43.9% 2,572 52.5% 3,075 3.6% 211
1888 45.4% 2,756 52.8% 3,204 1.9% 113

As of February 24, 2014, there were 20,246 registered voters in Clinton County.

While Clinton County has historically been Republican like the rest of central Pennsylvania, Democrats captured the registration edge in early 2008. Each of the three row-office statewide winners carried Clinton in 2008. In 2006, Democrat Bob Casey Jr. received 54% of its vote when he unseated incumbent Republican US Senator Rick Santorum and Ed Rendell received 56% of the vote against Lynn Swann. The conservative tendencies of the county were again reestablished in 2008 when then-Senator Obama lost the county vote 48% to John McCain's 51%. This was followed in 2010 with U.S. Senate candidate, Republican Pat Toomey, receiving 59% to 41% for Democrat Joe Sestak. In 2012, Mitt Romney carried the county 55% to President Obama's 43%, while incumbent Democratic Senator Bob Casey, Jr. received 44% to his Republican challenger, Tom Smith's 53% [1].

County commissioners[edit]

  • Pete Smeltz, Chairman, Republican
  • Jeffrey Snyder, Republican
  • Paul Conklin, Democrat

Other county offices[edit]

  • Chief Clerk, Jann Meyers
  • Clerk of Courts and Prothonotary, Marie Vilello, Democrat
  • District Attorney, David Strouse, Democrat
  • Register of Wills, Jennifer Hoy, Republican
  • Treasurer, Michelle Kunes
  • Auditor, Peggy Heller, Republican
  • Auditor, Robert Rooney, Democrat
  • Auditor, Michelle Crowell, Democrat

State Senate[edit]

District Senator Party
25 Joseph B. Scarnati III Republican

State House of Representatives[edit]

District Representative Party
76 Mike Hanna Democratic

United States House of Representatives[edit]

District Representative Party
5 Glenn "G.T." Thompson Republican

United States Senate[edit]

Senator Party
Pat Toomey Republican
Bob Casey Democratic

Education[edit]

Map of Clinton County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts

Colleges and universities[edit]

Public school districts[edit]

Recreation[edit]

There are five Pennsylvania state parks in Clinton County.

Communities[edit]

Map of Clinton County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Cities and Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following cities, boroughs and townships are located in Clinton County:

City[edit]

Boroughs[edit]

Townships[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law. Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well.

Population ranking[edit]

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Clinton County.[14]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 Lock Haven City 9,772
2 Mill Hall Borough 1,613
3 Avis Borough 1,484
4 Dunnstown CDP 1,360
5 Flemington Borough 1,330
6 Renovo Borough 1,228
7 Castanea CDP 1,125
8 Rauchtown (partially in Lycoming County) CDP 726
9 Beech Creek Borough 701
10 McElhattan CDP 598
11 Lamar CDP 562
12 Rote CDP 507
13 Loganton Borough 468
14 South Renovo Borough 439

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers Search" (Searchable database). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 85. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ summit type feature
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 24, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  13. ^ http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb
  14. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  15. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  16. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 1,926 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 613 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 77 votes, and Socialist Labor candidate Arthur Reimer received 5 votes.

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