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Clinton County, Pennsylvania
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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
Seat Lock Haven
Largest city Lock Haven
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

898 sq mi (2,326 km²)
891 sq mi (2,308 km²)
7 sq mi (18 km²), 0.81%
 - (2010)
 - Density

44/sq mi (17/km²)

Clinton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2010, the population was 39,238. It is included in the Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, Micropolitan Statistical Area. Its name is in honor of the seventh Governor of New York State, DeWitt Clinton. It was created on June 21, 1839, from parts of Centre and Lycoming Counties. Its county seat is at Lock Haven[1].

Government and politics[]

As of November 2008, there were 22,997 registered voters in Clinton County [1].

  • Democratic: 10,829 (47.09%)
  • Republican: 9,640 (41.92%)
  • Other Parties: 2,528 (10.99%)

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.

County commissioners[]

  • Adam Coleman, Chairman, Democrat
  • Joel Long, Vice Chaiman, Democrat
  • Tom Bossert, Republican

Other county offices[]

  • Chief Clerk, vacant
  • Clerk of Courts and Prothonotary, Sherry Yarrison, Democrat
  • District Attorney, Michael Salisbury, Republican
  • Register of Wills, Gail Gephart, Republican
  • Treasurer, Patricia Edwards, Republican

Pennsylvania State Senate[]

District Senator Party
35 John Wozniak Democrat

Pennsylvania House of Representatives[]

District Representative Party
76 Mike Hanna Democrat

United States House of Representatives[]

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

United States Senate[]

Senator Party
Pat Toomey Republican
Bob Casey Democrat


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 898 square miles (2,330 km2) of which 891 square miles (2,310 km2) is land and 7 square miles (18 km2) (0.81%) is water.

Adjacent counties[]


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%

As of the census[4] 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 98.29% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.54% 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 27.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.00% were married couples living together, 9.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.80% were non-families. 26.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% 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 21.50% under the age of 18, 13.60% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.80% 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.


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:



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


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

Census-designated places[]

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.

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)


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

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

See also[]

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


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