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Clarion County, Pennsylvania
Seal of Clarion County, Pennsylvania
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Clarion County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the U.S. highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Founded March 11, 1839
Seat Clarion
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

609 sq mi (1,577 km²)

7 sq mi (18 km²), 1.07%
 - (2000)
 - Density

70/sq mi (27/km²)

Clarion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and is part of the Pittsburgh DMA. Its county seat is Clarion6. The county was formed on March 11, 1839 from parent counties Venango Co. and Armstrong Co.

Law and Government[]

Pennsylvania State Senate[]

District Senator Party
21 Mary Jo White Republican

Pennsylvania House of Representatives[]

District Representative Party
63 Fred McIlhattan Republican

United States House of Representatives[]

District Representative Party
3 Phil English Republican

United States Senate[]

Senator Party
Arlen Specter Republican
Bob Casey Democrat

District Attorney[]

  • Mark T. Aaron; Republican


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,577 km² (609 sq mi). 1,560 km² (602 sq mi) of it is land and 17 km² (7 sq mi) of it (1.07%) is water.

Adjacent Counties[]

State Park[]

Part of Cook Forest State Park is in Clarion County.


As of the census² of 2000, there were 41,765 people, 16,052 households, and 10,738 families residing in the county. The population density was 27/km² (69/sq mi). There were 19,426 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (32/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.16% White, 0.79% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,052 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.90% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.10% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.60% under the age of 18, 15.40% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.40 males.

Notable residents[]

Map of Clarion County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red) and Townships (white).


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




Map of Clarion County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts

Colleges and universities[]

Public School Districts[]

Coordinates: 41°11′N 79°25′W / 41.19, -79.42

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