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Clinton County, Pennsylvania
Clinton County Pennsylvania Courthouse 2 crop.jpg
Clinton County Courthouse
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Clinton County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the U.S. 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
 - Land
 - Water

897 sq mi (2,323 km²)
888 sq mi (2,300 km²)
8.9 sq mi (23 km²), 1.0%
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

37,450 decrease
43/sq mi (17/km²)
Congressional district 12th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.clintoncountypa.com
Footnotes:
Invalid designation
Designated: June 12, 1982[1]

Clinton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2020 census, the population was 37,450.[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, DeWitt Clinton. Some alternatesources 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[]

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] The county has a humid continental climate which is warm-summer (Dfb) except in lower areas near the West Branch and the Bald Eagle Creek which are hot-summer (Dfa). Average monthly temperatures in Lock Haven range from 26.5 °F in January to 72.2 °F in July, while in Renovo they range from 25.6 °F in January to 71.0 °F in July. [1]

Adjacent counties[]

Landforms[]

  • 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[]

  • I-80
  • Future I-99
  • US 220
  • [[Template:Infobox road/PA/link PA|PA 64]]
  • [[Template:Infobox road/PA/link PA|PA 120]]
  • [[Template:Infobox road/PA/link PA|PA 144]]
  • [[Template:Infobox road/PA/link PA|PA 150]]
  • [[Template:Infobox road/PA/link PA|PA 477]]
  • [[Template:Infobox road/PA/link PA|PA 664]]
  • [[Template:Infobox road/PA/link PA|PA 880]]

Demographics[]

Historical populations
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%
[7]

As of the census[8] 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.

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[]

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

  Williamsport, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

The United States Office of Management and Budget[9] has designated Clinton County as the Lock Haven, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area (µSA). As of the 2010 U.S. Census[10] 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[]

United States presidential election results for Clinton County, Pennsylvania[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 11,902 67.39% 5,502 31.15% 257 1.46%
2016 10,022 64.64% 4,744 30.60% 739 4.77%
2012 7,303 54.86% 5,734 43.08% 274 2.06%
2008 7,504 50.73% 7,097 47.98% 190 1.28%
2004 8,035 57.53% 5,823 41.69% 109 0.78%
2000 6,064 50.56% 5,521 46.03% 409 3.41%
1996 4,293 37.39% 5,658 49.27% 1,532 13.34%
1992 4,471 35.57% 5,397 42.94% 2,701 21.49%
1988 5,735 49.38% 5,759 49.59% 119 1.02%
1984 6,678 59.24% 4,525 40.14% 70 0.62%
1980 6,288 52.36% 4,842 40.32% 880 7.33%
1976 5,858 46.63% 6,532 51.99% 174 1.38%
1972 8,205 62.54% 4,772 36.37% 142 1.08%
1968 6,563 48.59% 6,301 46.65% 644 4.77%
1964 4,298 29.91% 10,038 69.84% 36 0.25%
1960 9,184 60.58% 5,965 39.34% 12 0.08%
1956 8,250 60.32% 5,411 39.56% 17 0.12%
1952 8,125 58.29% 5,758 41.31% 55 0.39%
1948 5,618 52.85% 5,013 47.15% 0 0.00%
1944 5,915 50.66% 5,703 48.85% 57 0.49%
1940 6,291 45.80% 7,419 54.01% 26 0.19%
1936 6,479 43.28% 8,351 55.79% 139 0.93%
1932 4,851 54.54% 3,741 42.06% 302 3.40%
1928 8,120 73.62% 2,849 25.83% 60 0.54%
1924 5,129 54.62% 1,939 20.65% 2,323 24.74%
1920 4,303 54.58% 2,976 37.75% 605 7.67%
1916 2,794 45.14% 2,967 47.93% 429 6.93%
1912 1,214 20.12% 2,200 36.45% 2,621 43.43%
1908 3,477 54.54% 2,547 39.95% 351 5.51%
1904 3,535 61.36% 1,941 33.69% 285 4.95%
1900 3,157 50.58% 2,879 46.13% 205 3.28%
1896 3,486 51.23% 3,053 44.87% 265 3.89%
1892 2,572 43.91% 3,075 52.49% 211 3.60%
1888 2,756 45.38% 3,204 52.76% 113 1.86%
1884 2,625 41.32% 3,625 57.06% 103 1.62%
1880 2,284 41.82% 3,117 57.08% 60 1.10%



As of November 1, 2021, there are 21,907 registered voters in Clinton County.[12]

  • Republican: 11,861 (54.14%)
  • Democratic: 7,214 (32.93%)
  • Independent: 1,959 (8.94%)
  • Third Party: 873 (3.99%)

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% [2].

County commissioners[]

  • Miles Kessinger, Chairman, Republican
  • Jeffrey Snyder, Republican
  • Angela Harding, Democrat

Other county offices[]

  • Chief Clerk, Jann Meyers
  • Clerk of Courts and Prothonotary, Cynthia Love, Republican
  • District Attorney, David Strouse, Democrat
  • Register of Wills, Jennifer Hoy, Republican
  • Treasurer, Michelle Kunes, Republican
  • Auditor, Rita O'Brien, Republican
  • Auditor, Michelle Crowell, Democrat
  • Auditor, Brooke Fravel, Republican
  • Sheriff, Kerry Stover, Democrat

State Senate[]

District Senator Party
25 Cris Dush Republican

State House of Representatives[]

District Representative Party
76 Stephanie Borowicz Republican

United States House of Representatives[]

District Representative Party
12 Fred Keller Republican

United States Senate[]

Senator Party
Pat Toomey Republican
Bob Casey Democratic

Education[]

Map of Clinton County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts

Colleges and universities[]

  • Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Public school districts[]

  • Jersey Shore Area School District (also in Lycoming County)
  • Keystone Central School District (also in Centre County)
  • West Branch Area School District (also in Clearfield County)

Recreation[]

There are five Pennsylvania state parks in Clinton County.

  • Bucktail State Park Natural Area is a 75-mile (121 km) scenic route along Pennsylvania Route 120 stretching from Lock Haven to Emporium in Cameron County.
  • Hyner Run State Park
  • Hyner View State Park
  • Kettle Creek State Park
  • Ravensburg State Park

Communities[]

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[]

Boroughs[]

  • Avis
  • Beech Creek
  • Flemington
  • Loganton
  • Mill Hall
  • Renovo
  • South Renovo

Townships[]

  • Allison
  • Bald Eagle
  • Beech Creek
  • Castanea
  • Chapman
  • Colebrook
  • Crawford
  • Dunnstable
  • East Keating
  • Gallagher
  • Greene
  • Grugan
  • Lamar
  • Leidy
  • Logan
  • Noyes
  • Pine Creek
  • Porter
  • Wayne
  • West Keating
  • Woodward

Census-designated places[]

Census-designated places are unincorporated communities designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law.

  • Castanea
  • Clintondale
  • Dunnstown
  • Farwell
  • Lamar
  • McElhattan
  • North Bend
  • Rauchtown
  • Rote
  • Salona
  • Tylersville
  • Woolrich

Other unincorporated communities[]

Population ranking[]

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Clinton County.[10]

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[]

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Clinton County, Pennsylvania

References[]

  1. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers Search" (Searchable database). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/pennsylvania_historical_marker_program/2539/search_for_historical_markers. 
  2. ^ "Census - Geography Profile: Clinton County, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. https://data.census.gov/cedsci/profile?g=0500000US42035. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off.. pp. 85. https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_9V1IAAAAMAAJ. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. http://www2.census.gov/geo/docs/maps-data/data/gazetteer/counties_list_42.txt. 
  6. ^ summit type feature
  7. ^ "Census 2020". https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/clintoncountypennsylvania/PST045219. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov. 
  9. ^ "Office of Management and Budget". https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb. 
  10. ^ a b "2010 U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/decade.2010.html. 
  11. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS. 
  12. ^ "Voter registration statistics by county". https://www.dos.pa.gov/VotingElections/OtherServicesEvents/VotingElectionStatistics/Documents/currentvotestats.xls. 

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