Warren County, Pennsylvania

Warren County, Pennsylvania

Infobox U.S. County
county = Warren County
state = Pennsylvania




map size = 225
founded = March 12, 1800
seat = Warren
largest city = Warren
area_total_sq_mi =898
area_total_km2 = 2325
area_land_sq_mi = 883
area_land_km2 = 2288
area_water_sq_mi = 14
area_water_km2 = 37
area percentage = 1.60%
census yr = 2000
pop = 43863
density_km2 = 19
density_sq_mi = 50
web = www.warrencountypa.net

Warren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population was 43,863. It was formed in 1800 from parts of Allegheny and Lycoming counties; attached to Crawford County until 1805 and then to Venango County until Warren was formally organized in 1819. Its county seat is WarrenGR|6.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 898 square miles (2,325 km²), of which, 883 square miles (2,288 km²) of it is land and 14 square miles (37 km²) of it (1.60%) is water. Notable physical features include the Allegheny River, the Allegheny Reservoir, the Kinzua Dam, and the Allegheny National Forest.

Adjacent counties

*Chautauqua County, New York (north)
*Cattaraugus County, New York (northeast)
*McKean County (east)
*Elk County (southeast)
*Forest County (south)
*Venango County (southwest)
*Crawford County (west)
*Erie County (west)

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 43,863 people, 17,696 households, and 12,121 families residing in the county. The population density was 50 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 23,058 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.68% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.34% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 22.2% were of German, 12.4% Swedish, 11.2% American, 10.5% Irish, 8.8% English, 8.2% Italian and 5.1% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 17,696 households out of which 29.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% were non-families. 27.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% 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 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

Municipalities

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, , and, in at most two cases, towns. The following cities, boroughs and townships are located in Warren County:

City

*Warren

Boroughs

Townships

Census-designated places

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.
*Sheffield
*Warren South
*Lander and Russell

Education

Public School Districts

* Corry Area School District
* Titusville Area School District
* Warren County School District

Recreation

There is one Pennsylvania state park in Warren County. Chapman State Park is adjacent to Allegheny National Forest and State Game Land 29 just of U.S. Route 6, near Clarendon. Warren County also contains a tract of old growth forest called Hearts Content National Scenic Area.

ee also

*Hickory Creek Wilderness

References


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