Clarence, Pennsylvania

Clarence is a census-designated place (CDP) in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 626 at the 2010 census.[1]

Clarence, Pennsylvania
Location of Clarence in Centre County
Location of Clarence in Centre County
Location of Centre County in Pennsylvania
Location of Centre County in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°02′53″N 77°56′25″W / 41.04806°N 77.94028°WCoordinates: 41°02′53″N 77°56′25″W / 41.04806°N 77.94028°W
CountryUnited States
TownshipSnow Shoe
 • Total1.65 sq mi (4.27 km2)
 • Land1.65 sq mi (4.27 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,400 ft (400 m)
 • Total626
 • Density380/sq mi (146.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code42-13768
GNIS feature ID1171899


Clarence is located in northern Centre County near the geographic center of Snow Shoe Township. It is bordered on the south by the borough of Snow Shoe. Exit 147 on Interstate 80 is 3 miles (5 km) south of Clarence on the southeastern edge of Snow Shoe borough.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.65 square miles (4.27 km2), all of it land. The town is in the valley of the North Fork of Beech Creek, which flows east to Bald Eagle Creek, a tributary of the West Branch Susquehanna River.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 577 people, 226 households, and 169 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 350.6 people per square mile (135.0/km2). There were 246 housing units at an average density of 149.5/sq mi (57.6/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 99.31% White, 0.17% Native American, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.17% of the population.

There were 226 households, out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $31,447, and the median income for a family was $40,375. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $22,045 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,666. About 2.3% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Clarence CDP, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Clarence may refer to:

Clarence (given name)

Clarence (carriage), a type of carriage

Clarence House, a royal home in London

HMS Clarence, three ships of the Royal Navy

Henry Clarence Pitz

Henry Clarence Pitz (June 16, 1895 – November 26, 1976) was an American artist, illustrator, editor, author, and teacher who wrote and/or illustrated over 160 books, and dozens of magazine covers and articles. His most well-known book is The Brandywine Tradition (1968).

Pitz was born in Philadelphia in 1895. His father was a bookbinder who immigrated from Germany. Pitz graduated from West Philadelphia High School and was awarded a scholarship to the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art. There Pitz studied illustration and became particularly fond of the work of Howard Pyle. One of Pitz's instructors at the Museum School was Thornton Oakley, who had been a student of Pyle.

After a few years in the Army Medical Corps spent in Europe, Pitz returned to Philadelphia. There he began a career of teaching and book illustration, his first notable book being Early American Costume, published by The Century Company of New York.

In 1935, Pitz married Mary "Molly" Wheeler Wood. They remained married until his death in 1976. In 1988, she wrote a short summary of his life, now available online.In the 1930s Pitz joined the monthly magazine American Artist as an associate editor and writer. He was a regular contributor to the magazine for the rest of his life. In 1950 Pitz was elected to the National Academy of Design.

In the 1960s Pitz was commissioned by Houghton, Mifflin and Company to write The Brandywine Tradition, which remained on the best seller list for ten weeks. A few years later, in 1975, Pitz published a comprehensive book on his favorite illustrator, Howard Pyle.

Henry Clarence Pitz died at his home in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, on November 26, 1976, after working on a painting the day before.

List of Pennsylvania locations by per capita income

Pennsylvania locations listed by per capita income This is a list of incorporated areas and census-designated places in Pennsylvania. The list is ranked from highest capita income to lowest per capita income. There are communities not on the list because they are not incorporated nor a census-designated place. If you are unable to find a location, try looking it up under the township in which it is located.

R.J. Corman Railroad/Pennsylvania Lines

R.J. Corman Railroad/Pennsylvania Lines (reporting mark RJCP) is a railroad in the R.J. Corman Railroad Group, operating a number of lines in central Pennsylvania. It primarily carries coal between mines and Norfolk Southern Railway connections at Cresson and Keating. The trackage was acquired from Conrail in 1996, when the latter company sold its "Clearfield Cluster"; Norfolk Southern acquired nearby Conrail lines in 1999. This is the longest R.J. Corman owned line, at over 300 miles in length.

Rail trail

A rail trail is the conversion of a disused railway track into a multi-use path, typically for walking, cycling and sometimes horse riding and snowmobiling. The characteristics of abandoned railways—flat, long, frequently running through historical areas—are appealing for various developments. The term sometimes also covers trails running alongside working railways; these are called "rails with trails". Some shared trails are segregated, with the segregation achieved with or without separation. Many rail trails are long-distance trails.

A rail trail may still include rails, such as light rail or streetcar. By virtue of their characteristic shape (long and flat), some shorter rail trails are known as greenways and linear parks.

Municipalities and communities of Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States


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