Clinton County, Pennsylvania
|Clinton County, Pennsylvania|
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
|Founded||June 21, 1839|
|Largest city||Lock Haven|
898 sq mi (2,326 km²)
891 sq mi (2,308 km²)
7 sq mi (18 km²), 0.81%
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.
Government and politics
As of November 2008, there were 22,997 registered voters in Clinton County .
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.
- Pete Smeltz, Chairman, Republican
- Jeffrey Snyder, Republican
- Joel Long, Democrat
Other county offices
- Chief Clerk, Amy G. Dicello
- Clerk of Courts and Prothonotary, Marie Vilello, Democrat
- District Attorney, Michael Salisbury, Republican
- Register of Wills, Gail Gephart, Republican
- Treasurer, Michelle Kunes
- Auditor, Peggy Heller, Republican
- Auditor, Robert Rooney, Democrat
- Auditor, Michelle Crowell, Democrat
Pennsylvania State Senate
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
United States House of Representatives
|5||Glenn "G.T." Thompson||Republican|
United States Senate
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.
As of the census 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/kmÃ‚Â²). There were 18,166 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/kmÃ‚Â²). 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.
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:
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.
Colleges and universities
Public School Districts
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
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