Port Clinton, Pennsylvania

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Port Clinton, Pennsylvania
Reading and Northern Railroad depot in Port Clinton
Reading and Northern Railroad depot in Port Clinton
Port Clinton, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Port Clinton, Pennsylvania
Port Clinton, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°34′57″N 76°01′35″W / 40.58250°N 76.02639°W / 40.58250; -76.02639Coordinates: 40°34′57″N 76°01′35″W / 40.58250°N 76.02639°W / 40.58250; -76.02639
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
Settled 1829
Incorporated 1850
 • Type Borough Council
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 288
 • Density 577.4/sq mi (222.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 19549
Area code(s) 610 Exchange: 562

Port Clinton is a borough in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 288 at the 2000 census.


Port Clinton is located at 40°34′57″N 76°1′35″W / 40.58250°N 76.02639°W / 40.58250; -76.02639 (40.582467, -76.026381).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 374
1860 586 56.7%
1870 578 −1.4%
1880 686 18.7%
1890 606 −11.7%
1900 478 −21.1%
1910 491 2.7%
1920 474 −3.5%
1930 406 −14.3%
1940 407 0.2%
1950 451 10.8%
1960 739 63.9%
1970 363 −50.9%
1980 337 −7.2%
1990 328 −2.7%
2000 288 −12.2%
2010 326 13.2%
Est. 2015 320 [2] −1.8%

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 288 people, 132 households, and 81 families residing in the borough. The population density was 577.4 people per square mile (222.4/km²). There were 139 housing units at an average density of 278.7 per square mile (107.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.26% White, 0.35% Native American, 0.35% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.78% of the population.

There were 132 households out of which 19.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the borough the population was spread out with 16.7% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 30.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 110.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $28,333, and the median income for a family was $36,071. Males had a median income of $30,795 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,395. About 3.7% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 2.0% of those sixty five or over.


Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania public school districts showing Schuylkill Haven Area SD in green

Residents of Port Clinton may attend the local, public schools operated by Schuylkill Haven Area School District which provides full day kindergarten through 12th grade. In 2015, the Schuylkill Haven Area School District's enrollment declined to 1,255 students.[6] In 2012, Schuylkill Haven Area School District enrollment was 1,267 pupils.[7] The District's enrollment was 1,461 pupils in 2005-06.[8] Schuylkill Haven Area School District operates: Schuylkill Haven High School (8th-12th), Schuylkill Haven Middle School (5th-7th) and Schuylkill Haven Elementary Center (kindergarten-4th).

In 2015, Schuylkill Haven Area School District’s graduation rate was 93%.[9] The District ranked 280th out of 493 Pennsylvania public school districts, by the Pittsburgh Business Times.[10] The ranking was based on the last 3 years of student academic achievement as demonstrated by PSSAs results in: reading, writing, math and science and the three Keystone Exams (literature, Algebra 1, Biology I) in high school.[11]

In 2011 and 2012, Schuylkill Haven Area School District achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status.[12]

High school aged students can attend the taxpayer funded Schuylkill Technology Center, located in Marlin, for training in the building trades, auto mechanics, culinary arts, allied health careers and other areas. In 2015, 18 Schuylkill Haven Area students attended the school.[13]

Port Clinton residents may also apply to attend any of the Commonwealth's 14 public cyber charter schools (in 2013) at no additional cost to the parents.[14][15] Schuylkill Haven Area School District pays the tuition rate set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In 2014-15, Schuylkill Haven Area's tuition rate was $8,873.11 for elementary students and $8,857.51 for middle and high school pupils.[16] In school year 2014-15, 20 Schuylkill Haven Area School District residents attended charter schools.[17] By Pennsylvania law, all K-12 students residing in the school district, including those who attend a private nonpublic school, a Pennsylvania public cyber charter school, a charter school and those who are homeschooled, are all eligible to participate in the local school district's extracurricular programs including all athletics. They must meet the same eligibility rules as the students enrolled in the district's schools.[18]

Residents may also seek admission for their school aged child to any other public school district. When accepted for admission, the student's parents are responsible for paying an annual tuition fee set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Schuylkill Intermediate Unit #29 provides a wide variety of services to children living in its region, which includes Port Clinton. Early screening, special education services, speech and hearing therapy, autistic support, preschool classes and many other services like driver education are available. Services for children during the preschool years are provided without cost to their families when the child is determined to meet eligibility requirements. Intermediate units receive taxpayer funding: through subsidies paid by member school districts; through direct charges to users for some services; through the successful application for state and federal competitive grants and through private grants.[19]

Community members have access to the Schuylkill County Public Library System at Schuylkill Haven Free Public Library located at 104 Saint John Street, Schuylkill Haven. Through the library Port Clinton residents have access to all POWER Library [1] online resources.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (December 4, 2015). "Schuylkill Haven Area School District Fast Facts 2015". 
  7. ^ NCES, Common Core of Data - Schuylkill Haven Area School District, 2012
  8. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education, Enrollment and Projections by LEA 2005-06 - 2020, July 2010
  9. ^ PDE, Graduation rate by LEA, 2015
  10. ^ Pittsburgh Business Times (April 10, 2015). "Guide to Pennsylvania Schools Statewide School District Ranking 2015". 
  11. ^ Pittsburgh Business Times (April 11, 2014). "What makes up a district's School Performance Profile score?". 
  12. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (September 21, 2012). "Schuylkill Haven Area School District AYP Overview 2012". 
  13. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education, Schuylkill Haven Area School District Fast Facts 2015, December 2015
  14. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Charter Schools, 2013
  15. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education, What is a Charter School?, 2013
  16. ^ PDE, School District Tuition Rates 2014-15, 2014
  17. ^ PDE, Schuylkill Haven Area School District Fast Facts 2015, December 2015
  18. ^ Pennsylvania Office of the Governor Press Release (November 10, 2005). "Home-Schooled, Charter School Children Can Participate in School District Extracurricular Activities". 
  19. ^ Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 Administration (2016). "Services & Products". 

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