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Clearfield is a borough in Clearfield County, in the DuBois metro area.

It is the county seat.

So named because buffalo are supposed to have cleared undergrowth from large tracts.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Clearfield. For links to other places called Clearfield, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Clearfield is 41.027N. The longitude is -78.439W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,089 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,413.


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Median household income
Local
$27,414
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Clearfield demographic reports
Clearfield is on the West Branch of the Susquehanna.
On the site of an Indian village called Chinklacamoose, which means "no one tarries here willingly."
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Clearfield County Fair - July 30-Aug. 54, 2007
Dates often change. Check Clearfield web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: S. B. Elliott State Park, Parker Dam State Park
Colleges and universities: Lock Haven University-Clearfield Campus
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Clearfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clearfield County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 16830 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

23% of Clearfield residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Clearfield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Clearfield was $17,374, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Clearfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Clearfield include Old Town Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Clearfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $290.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $760.


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Libraries in Clearfield include Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Clearfield include Clearfield Progress

TV stations in Clearfield include WPSX.

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Clearfield County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clearfield political report.

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The average commute time for Clearfield workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Clearfield include Budget Inn Clearfield, Comfort Inn Clearfield, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express Clearfield, Ramada Inn.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other PA communities named Clearfield:
  �Butler County township
  �Cambria County township

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