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Overview

Introduction to Clarion, Pennsylvania

Clarion, Pennsylvania is 62 miles NE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is in Clarion county and has a populatino of 6,185.

Clarion History

Scotch-Irish and German settlers arrived in the region in 1801, and a settlement was officially established in 1839. The area was named after the Clarion River. On April 6, 1841, the community was officially incorporated as the Borough of Clarion. It later became the seat of Clarion County which was formed on March 11, 1839, from portions of Venango and Armstrong counties. The Clarion area witnessed a rise in population because of its rich natural resources like oil, natural gas, lumber, and coal.

Clarion and Nearby Attractions

  • Clear Creek State Park
  • Old Economy Historical Site
  • Baker Mansion
  • Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
  • Sutton-Ditz House Museum

Things To Do In Clarion

Every fall, residents of Clarion celebrate the weeklong Autumn Leaf Festival which features various motorcycle and tractor shows, pageants, food vendors, and parades. The Sutton-Ditz House Museum preserves artifacts and memorabilia reflecting the cultural and historical heritage of the region. The 1,500-acre Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site is a place of historic interest near Clarion. This site marks the area where the first railroad was built over the Allegheny Mountains. Another popular place to visit is the Old Economy Historical Site which includes the remains of a utopian village established in 1824. Cook Forest State Park, which occupies an area of 6,668 acres on the Clarion River, offers opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing, and canoeing.

Clarion Transportation

Air transportation is available from Pittsburgh International Airport.

Clarion Higher Education

Clarion University of Pennsylvania is located in Clarion. Allegheny College, Butler County Community College, Grove City College, and University of Pittsburgh - Titusville are some of the other nearby colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,073
Male Share of the Population43.4%
Female Share of the Population56.6%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+2,173
Age of the Population24

Families

% of people married28.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.2%
Median Earnings25+$33,125
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$17,232

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,542
% Above Poverty Level63.9%
% Below Poverty Level36.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work17.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone40%
Median Gross Rent$595
Median House Value$116,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.7%
Irish15.6%
English10.4%
Italian10.2%
Polish6.1%
Canadian3.4%
French Except Basque2.6%
Dutch2.5%
Scottish1.9%
Swedish1.6%
Russian0.8%
Czech0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Slovak0.3%
Croatian0.3%
German0.3%
Palestinian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Romanian0.2%
African0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Clarion Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clarion County
Standard Zip Codes16214
Phone Area Codes814
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.21
Approximate Longitude-79.38

Clarion Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCLARION 3 SW
Distance2.7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp31 to 60 F
Jul Temp55 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.7 inches
StationBROOKVILLE SEWAGE PLT
Distance16.4 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 57 F
Jul Temp56 to 80 F
Oct Temp36 to 61 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
StationTITUSVILLE WATER WORKS
Distance33.2 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 56 F
Jul Temp56 to 81 F
Oct Temp36 to 61 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Callensburg150$50,938
Corsica343$55,208
Knox1,126$57,292
Shippenville572$57,656
Sligo603$56,875
Strattanville710$57,083

Clarion Public Libraries

Clarion Free Library
644 MAIN ST.
Clarion, Pennsylvania
(814) 226-7172

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Clarion Hospitals

Clarion Hospital
(Non-profit)
One Hospital Drive
(814) 226-9500
Clarion Psychiatric Center
(Proprietary)
2 Hospital Drive
(814) 226-9545

Clarion Public Schools

Clarion Area El Sch
800 Boundary St
ZIP: 16214
(814) 226-8118
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Clarion Area Jshs
219 Liberty St
ZIP: 16214
(814) 226-8112
High
Total Enrollment 395

Clarion Private Schools

Clarion Center School
2 Hospital Dr
ZIP: 16214
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 27
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