Warren County, Pennsylvania

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Warren County, Pennsylvania
Warren County Courthouse Jul 12.jpg
Warren County Courthouse
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Warren County
Location in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Map of the United States highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Founded October 1, 1819
Seat Warren
Largest city Warren
Area
 • Total 899 sq mi (2,328 km2)
 • Land 884 sq mi (2,290 km2)
 • Water 14 sq mi (36 km2), 1.6%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 40,396
 • Density 46/sq mi (18/km²)
Congressional district 5th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.warrencountypa.net

Warren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,815.[1] Its county seat is Warren.[2] The county was formed in 1800 from parts of Allegheny and Lycoming counties; attached to Crawford County until 1805 and then to Venango County until Warren was formally organized in 1819.[3]

Warren County makes up the Warren, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 899 square miles (2,330 km2), of which 884 square miles (2,290 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) (1.6%) is water.[4] Notable physical features include the Allegheny River, the Allegheny Reservoir, the Kinzua Dam, and the Allegheny National Forest.

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 233
1810 827 254.9%
1820 1,976 138.9%
1830 4,697 137.7%
1840 9,278 97.5%
1850 13,671 47.3%
1860 19,190 40.4%
1870 23,897 24.5%
1880 27,981 17.1%
1890 37,585 34.3%
1900 38,946 3.6%
1910 39,573 1.6%
1920 40,024 1.1%
1930 41,453 3.6%
1940 42,789 3.2%
1950 42,698 −0.2%
1960 45,582 6.8%
1970 47,682 4.6%
1980 47,449 −0.5%
1990 45,050 −5.1%
2000 43,863 −2.6%
2010 41,815 −4.7%
Est. 2015 40,396 [5] −3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 43,863 people, 17,696 households, and 12,121 families residing in the county. The population density was 50 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 23,058 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.68% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.34% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 22.2% were of German, 12.4% Swedish, 11.2% American, 10.5% Irish, 8.8% English, 8.2% Italian and 5.1% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 17,696 households out of which 29.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% were non-families. 27.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% 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 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

County poverty demographics

According to research by The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, which is a legislative agency of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the poverty rate for Warren County was 14.1% in 2014.[11] The statewide poverty rate was 13.6% in 2014. The 2012 childhood poverty rate by school district was: Warren County School District - 46.1% living at 185% or below than the Federal Poverty Level and Titusville Area School District - 57.9%.[12] The child poverty rate is collected by the school districts as part of them operating the federal, free school lunch program.

Birth rate

Warren County's live birth rate was 566 births in 1990. The County's live birth rate in 2000 declined to 494 births, while in 2011 it had declined further to 392 babies.[13][14][15] From 1960 to 2010, rural Pennsylvania has experienced an ongoing decline in the number of residents under 18 years old.[16]

Teen Pregnancy rate

Warren County had a 257 babies born to teens (age15-19) in 2011. In 2015, the number of teen births in Warren County was 247.[17]

Micropolitan Statistical Area[edit]

The United States Office of Management and Budget[18] has designated Warren County as the Warren, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area (µSA).[19] As of the 2010 U.S. Census[20] the micropolitan area ranked 14th most populous in the State of Pennsylvania and the 298th most populous in the United States with a population of 41,815.

Education[edit]

Map of Warren County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Public school districts[edit]

Charter schools[edit]

Vocational school[edit]

Private schools[edit]

  • Beaver Valley Amish School
  • Calvary Chapel Christian School
  • Cozy Corners Amish School
  • Early Childhood Learning Center
  • Forest Amish School
  • HR Rouse Children's Center
  • Little Ash Parochial School, Sugar Grove
  • Meadow View Amish School, Sugar Grove
  • Pine Ridge School
  • Railroad School
  • Round Hill School
  • Ruth Smith Childrens Home
  • St Joseph School
  • Stoney Run Amish School
  • Warren County Christian School

per Education Names and Addresses directory which is annually developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2016

Post Secondary schools[edit]

Recreation[edit]

There is one Pennsylvania state park in Warren County. Chapman State Park is adjacent to Allegheny National Forest and State Game Land 29 just of U.S. Route 6, near Clarendon. Warren County also contains a tract of old-growth forest called Hearts Content National Scenic Area.

Communities[edit]

Map of Warren 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 Warren 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.

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Some communities are neither incorporated nor treated as census-designated places.

Population ranking[edit]

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Warren County.[20]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 Warren City 9,710
2 North Warren CDP 1,934
3 Youngsville Borough 1,729
4 Russell CDP 1,408
5 Sheffield CDP 1,132
6 Columbus CDP 824
7 Tidioute Borough 688
8 Sugar Grove Borough 614
9 Starbrick CDP 522
10 Clarendon Borough 450
11 Bear Lake Borough 164

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 41°49′N 79°16′W / 41.81°N 79.27°W / 41.81; -79.27

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Pennsylvania: Individual County Chronologies". Pennsylvania Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved March 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  5. ^ "County Totals Dataset: Population, Population Change and Estimated Components of Population Change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 24, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  11. ^ US Census Bureau (2015). "Poverty Rates by County Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates". 
  12. ^ Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (2012). "Student Poverty Concentration 2012". 
  13. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Health, Birth Age County Reports 1990, 1990
  14. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Health, Birth Age County Reports 2000, 2000
  15. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Health, Birth Age County Reports 2011, 2011
  16. ^ Center for Rural Pennsylvania, Number of Children Decreasing in Rural Pennsylvania, 2011
  17. ^ Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, (2016). "Pennsylvania Teen Births 2015,". 
  18. ^ http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb
  19. ^ http://www.census.gov/econ/census/media/forms/pa.html
  20. ^ a b http://www.census.gov/2010census/

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