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Clarion, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Clarion had a population of 4,833 as of July 1, 2016. Clarion ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clarion is located at latitude 41.2094 and longitude -79.3801 in Clarion County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Clarion (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Clarion County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,486 feet.

The Borough of Clarion (GNIS ID: 1215082) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clarion population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Clarion, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,833
Population in Households 3,715
Population in Familes 1,747
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,118
Population Density1 3,070
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 1,782
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 642
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,995 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 574 (28.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,208 (60.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 213 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $134,834
Average Home Value $148,084


Median Household Income $29,570
Average Household Income $49,366
Per Capita Income $19,699
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.39% -0.32%
Households -0.27% -0.28%
Families -0.49% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Clarion, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clarion to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 268 85th
Population Density1 # 407 77th
Diversity Index2 # 509 71st
Median Household Income # 1724 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1579 10th

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