Clinton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
As of 2000, the population was 37,914.
included in the Lock Haven, Pennsylvania Micropolitan Statistical
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.
is at Lock Haven .
Government and politics
As of November 2008, there were 22,997 registered voters in Clinton
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
received 56% of the vote against Lynn Swann
- 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,
- District Attorney, Michael Salisbury, Republican
- Register of Wills, Gail Gephart, Republican
- Treasurer, Patricia Edwards, Republican
Pennsylvania State Senate
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
United States House of Representatives
United States Senate
According to the U.S.
county has a total area of of which is land and (0.81%) is
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
, and 0.52%
from two or more races. 0.54% of the population were Hispanic
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
Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated
, and, in
at most two cases, towns
following cities, boroughs and townships are located in Clinton
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