Clearfield, Pennsylvania

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Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Borough
The Clearfield County courthouse
Map showing Clearfield in Clearfield County
Map showing Clearfield County in Pennsylvania
Clearfield, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°01′21″N 78°26′25″W / 41.02250°N 78.44028°W / 41.02250; -78.44028Coordinates: 41°01′21″N 78°26′25″W / 41.02250°N 78.44028°W / 41.02250; -78.44028
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyClearfield
Settled1805
Incorporated1840
Government
 • TypeBorough Council
 • MayorJames P. Schell
Area
 • Total1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total6,215
 • Density3,649.7/sq mi (1,406.7/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code16830
Area code(s)814
 
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Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Borough
The Clearfield County courthouse
Map showing Clearfield in Clearfield County
Map showing Clearfield County in Pennsylvania
Clearfield, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°01′21″N 78°26′25″W / 41.02250°N 78.44028°W / 41.02250; -78.44028Coordinates: 41°01′21″N 78°26′25″W / 41.02250°N 78.44028°W / 41.02250; -78.44028
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyClearfield
Settled1805
Incorporated1840
Government
 • TypeBorough Council
 • MayorJames P. Schell
Area
 • Total1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total6,215
 • Density3,649.7/sq mi (1,406.7/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code16830
Area code(s)814

Clearfield is a borough in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,215 at the 2010 census, and is part of the DuBois, Pennsylvania Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is the county seat of Clearfield County.[1]

History[edit]

There were many trade routes and paths for Native Americans living and passing through Clearfield County up to the 1600s. One major Indian path at the time was the Great Shamokin Path, which started near, at the time, the Indian village of Shamokin now Sunbury, and continued west past Lock Haven, to Chinklacamoose,[2] now the borough of Clearfield. Finally the path ended at the village of Kittanning, which is now the modern town of the same name.

National Register of Historic Places[edit]

Clearfield is home to four of Clearfield County's list of twenty National Registered Historic Places.

All-American City Award[edit]

In 1966, Clearfield was awarded the All-American City Award, given annually to the top ten cities in the United States. The other nine cities included in the top ten list in 1966 were, Pinellas County, Malden, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Cohoes, Greensboro, Richmond and Seattle.

Geography[edit]

Clearfield is located at 41°01′21″N 78°26′25″W / 41.022555°N 78.440233°W / 41.022555; -78.440233.[3], along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. It is also located near the confluence of Clearfield Creek.

Clearfield Neighborhoods[edit]

The borough of Clearfield has many neighborhoods, not all of which are within the borough boundary. These locations are not separate communities, and have the same zip code as Clearfield.

Schools[edit]

  • Bradford Township Elementary School
  • Centre Elementary School
  • Clearfield Area Elementary School
  • Clearfield Area Middle School
  • Clearfield Area High School
  • Girard-Goshen Elementary School

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
1850503
186075750.5%
18701,36179.8%
18801,80932.9%
18902,24824.3%
19005,081126.0%
19106,85134.8%
19208,52924.5%
19309,2218.1%
19409,3721.6%
19509,357−0.2%
19609,270−0.9%
19708,176−11.8%
19807,580−7.3%
19906,633−12.5%
20006,6310.0%
20106,215−6.3%
Est. 20126,132−1.3%
Sources:[8][9][10]

As of the census[9] of 2010, there were 6,215 people, a drop of 6.3% from the 2000 census.3,070 households, and 1,740 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,649.7 people per square mile (1,406.7/km2). There were 3,326 housing units at an average density of 1,830.6 per square mile (705.6/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.1% White, 2.6% African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 3,070 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.3% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the borough the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $27,414, and the median income for a family was $40,095. Males had a median income of $29,972 versus $22,607 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,374. About 8.3% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.6% of those under age 18 and 15.4% of those age 65 or over.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), of which, 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (3.70%) is water.

Notable people[edit]

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

Clearfield receives television programming from the Johnstown-Altoona-State College, PA media market.

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