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Forest County, Pennsylvania
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Forest County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the U.S. highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Seat Tionesta
Largest city Tionesta
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

431 sq mi (1,116 km²)
428 sq mi (1,109 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.76%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

4,946
10/sq mi (4/km²)
Founded April 11, 1848
Website www.co.forest.pa.us

Forest County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population is 4,946 making it the least populous county in the state. Forest County is famous as a rural retreat. Nearly 75% of all dwellings in the county are second or vacation homes [1]. Forest County does not have a single traffic light.[2]

Forest County was created on April 11, 1848, from part of Jefferson County. The county was enlarged on October 31, 1866, when part of Venango County was incorporated into the county.

Its county seat is Tionesta[1].

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 431 square miles (1,117 km²), of which, 428 square miles (1,109 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (8 km²) of it (0.76%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National Forest

Part of Allegheny National Forest covers Forest County.

State Park

Part of Cook Forest State Park is in Forest County.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,946 people, 2,000 households, and 1,328 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 8,701 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.94% White, 2.22% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.69% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 38.1% were of German, 13.9% Irish, 8.1% American and 7.8% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,000 households out of which 23.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.60% were non-families. 29.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.70% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 22.60% from 25 to 44, 28.90% from 45 to 64, and 19.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 111.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.30 males.

Municipalities

Map of Forest County , Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red) and Townships (white).

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

Boroughs

Townships

Education

Public School Districts

See also

References

Coordinates: 41°31′N 79°14′W / 41.52°N 79.24°W / 41.52; -79.24


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Forest County, Pennsylvania
Map
File:Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Forest County.png
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the USA highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded April 11, 1848
Seat Tionesta
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.76%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

4946
Website: www.co.forest.pa.us

Forest County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population is 4,946 making it the least populous county in the state. Forest County is famous as a rural retreat. Nearly 75% of all dwellings in the county are second or vacation homes [1]. Forest County does not have a single traffic light.[2]

Forest County was created on April 11, 1848 from part of Jefferson County. The county was enlarged on October 31, 1866 when part of Venango County was incorporated into the county.

Its county seat is Tionesta6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,117 km² (431 sq mi). 1,109 km² (428 sq mi) of it is land and 8 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.76%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

National Forest

Part of Allegheny National Forest covers Forest County.

State Park

Part of Cook Forest State Park is in Forest County.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 4,946 people, 2,000 households, and 1,328 families residing in the county. The population density was 4/km² (12/sq mi). There were 8,701 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (20/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.94% White, 2.22% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.69% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,000 households out of which 23.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.60% were non-families. 29.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.70% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 22.60% from 25 to 44, 28.90% from 45 to 64, and 19.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 111.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.30 males.

Municipalities

Map of Forest County , Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red) and Townships (white).

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

Boroughs

Townships

Education

Public School Districts

Coordinates: 41°31′N 79°14′W / 41.52, -79.24

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Forest County, Pennsylvania. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.
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