Clinton County, Pennsylvania
Clinton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 39,238. Its county seat is Lock Haven. 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 State, DeWitt Clinton, however some sources suggest the namesake is Henry Clinton.
|Clinton County, Pennsylvania|
Clinton County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location within the U.S.
|Founded||June 21, 1839|
|Named for||DeWitt Clinton|
|Largest city||Lock Haven|
|• Total||897 sq mi (2,323 km2)|
|• Land||888 sq mi (2,300 km2)|
|• Water||8.9 sq mi (23 km2), 1.0%|
|• Density||44/sq mi (17/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC−5/−4|
|Designated||June 12, 1982|
- Potter County (north)
- Lycoming County (east)
- Union County (southeast)
- Centre County (south)
- Clearfield County (southwest)
- Cameron County (west)
- Bear Mountain - a USGS GNIS registered mountain peak ( at Latitude/Longitude: 41.0095121,-77.4338743 or 41°00'34"N,077°26'02"W) on the "Mill Hall" topographic map
|U.S. Decennial Census|
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/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 AreaEdit
The United States Office of Management and Budget has designated Clinton County as the Lock Haven, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area (µSA). As of the 2010 U.S. Census 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 politicsEdit
As of February 24, 2014, there were 20,246 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. 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% .
- Pete Smeltz, Chairman, Republican
- Jeffrey Snyder, Republican
- Paul Conklin, Democrat
Other county officesEdit
- Chief Clerk, Jann Meyers
- Clerk of Courts and Prothonotary, Marie Vilello, Democrat
- District Attorney, David Strouse, Democrat
- Register of Wills, Jennifer Hoy, Republican
- Treasurer, Michelle Kunes
- Auditor, Peggy Heller, Republican
- Auditor, Robert Rooney, Democrat
- Auditor, Michelle Crowell, Democrat
|25||Joseph B. Scarnati III||Republican|
State House of RepresentativesEdit
United States House of RepresentativesEdit
United States SenateEdit
Colleges and universitiesEdit
Public school districtsEdit
There are five Pennsylvania state parks in Clinton County.
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:
- Lock Haven (county seat)
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.
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2010 Census)|
|1||† Lock Haven||City||9,772|
|8||Rauchtown (partially in Lycoming County)||CDP||726|
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