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

834 sq mi (2,160 km²)
829 sq mi (2,147 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 0.60%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

89,605
109/sq mi (42/km²)
Founded March 30, 1803
Website www.countyofindiana.org

Indiana County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. In 2000, its population was 89,605. Indiana County was created on March 30, 1803, from parts of Westmoreland and Clearfield Counties, and is probably named for the Indiana Territory. Its county seat is Indiana[1]. The county proclaims itself the "Christmas Tree Capital of the World", shipping over one million trees annually.[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 834 square miles (2,161 km²), of which, 829 square miles (2,148 km²) of it is land and 5 square miles (13 km²) of it (0.60%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Government and politics

As of November 2008, there are 58,077 registered voters in Indiana County [1].

County commissioners

  • Rodney Ruddock, Chairman, Republican
  • Patricia Evanko, Democrat
  • David S. Frick, Republican

Other county offices

  • Coroner, Mike Baker, Republican
  • District Attorney, Thomas Bianco, Democrat
  • Prothonotary, Linda Moore-Mack, Republican
  • Recorder of Deeds and Register of Wills, Patricia Streams-Warman, Republican
  • Sheriff, Robert Fyock, Republican
  • Treasurer, Sandra Kirkland, Democrat

State Representatives

State Senator

US Representatives

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 89,605 people, 34,123 households, and 22,521 families residing in the county. The population density was 108 people per square mile (42/km²). There were 37,250 housing units at an average density of 45 per square mile (17/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.87% White, 1.57% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 0.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.9% were of German, 11.6% Italian, 10.7% Irish, 8.6% American, 7.1% English and 6.8% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 34,123 households out of which 27.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.30% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.00% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.10% under the age of 18, 16.60% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.60 males.

Municipalities

Map of Indiana County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

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 Indiana County:

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.

Other communities

Environment

In 2003 the county was recommended for nonattainment under EPA ozone standards based upon mobile source contribution to smog-forming emissions.[4]

The county is also the site of the Homer City Generating Station, a coal-burning power plant. The plant has caught the attention of environmentalists as being ranked second in emissions, in 2002, of Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) in Pennsylvania.[5] The plant also ranked high, in 2003, in the emissions of both sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide ranking 4th and 28th in the nation.[6]

Notable natives and residents

Education

Map of Indiana County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts

Public School Districts

    • (pt.) – district partially in Indiana County, with school buildings located in another county.

† - district with facilities within Indiana County, but which also serves other regions.

Post-Secondary Education

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 40°39′N 79°05′W / 40.65°N 79.09°W / 40.65; -79.09


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Indiana County, Pennsylvania
Map
File:Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Indiana County.png
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the USA highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 30, 1803
Seat Indiana
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.60%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

89605
Website: www.countyofindiana.org

Indiana County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. In 2000, its population was 89,605. Indiana County was added to the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area in 2003. Indiana County was created on March 30, 1803 from parts of Westmoreland and Clearfield Counties, and is probably named for the Indiana Territory. Its county seat is Indiana6. The county proclaims itself the "Christmas Tree Capital of the World", shipping over one million trees annually.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,161 km² (834 sq mi). 2,148 km² (829 sq mi) of it is land and 13 km² (5 sq mi) of it (0.60%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 89,605 people, 34,123 households, and 22,521 families residing in the county. The population density was 42/km² (108/sq mi). There were 37,250 housing units at an average density of 17/km² (45/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.87% White, 1.57% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 0.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 34,123 households out of which 27.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.30% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.00% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.10% under the age of 18, 16.60% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.60 males.

Municipalities

Map of Indiana County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

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 Indiana County:

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.

Environment

In 2003 the county was recommended for nonattainment under EPA ozone standards based upon mobile source contribution to smog-forming emissions.[2]

The county is also the site of the Homer City Generating Station, a coal-burning power plant. The plant has caught the attention of environmentalists as being ranked second in emissions, in 2002, of Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) in Pennsylvania.[3]

Natives and residents of note

Education

Map of Indiana County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts

Public School Districts

+ serving mostly students from bordering county, with school buildings located in another county

Post-Secondary Education

References

  1. ^ {{cite web | title='Tis the season for tree farmers | publisher=Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  2. ^ Figure 3. Mobile Source Contribution to Smog-Forming Emissions in Counties Recommended for Nonattainment under New EPA Ozone Standards. Surface Transportation Policy Project (April 16, 2004). Retrieved on May 16, 2006.
  3. ^ {{cite web | title=Pa. ranks among worst states for toxic emissions | publisher=Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

External links

Coordinates: 40°39′N 79°05′W / 40.65, -79.09

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