Indiana County, Pennsylvania
|Indiana County, Pennsylvania|
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
|Founded||November 3, 1806|
|• Total||834 sq mi (2,160 km2)|
|• Land||827 sq mi (2,142 km2)|
|• Water||7.3 sq mi (19 km2), 0.9%|
|• Density||107/sq mi (41/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Indiana County is a
|Jefferson County||Clearfield County|
|Westmoreland County||Cambria County|
- Indiana County official website
- The Indiana County Tourist Bureau
- The Historical & Genealogical Society of Indiana County
- Running for Office. Dos.state.pa.us. Retrieved on 2013-07-23.
- Indiana County Transit Authority
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Indiana County, Pennsylvania
- John Buccigross, ESPN anchor, former co-host of NHL 2Night
- Samuel Kier, "Grandfather of the American Oil Industry"
- Jim Nance, former football player, Running Back Syracuse University and later professionally with the New England/Boston Patriots
- James Stewart, actor, born in Indiana Borough
- Edward Abbey, environmentalist and author
Notable natives and residents
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.
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:
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. The plant also ranked high, in 2003, in the emissions of both sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide ranking 4th and 28th in the nation.
- Cambria-Rowe Business College – Indiana
- Indiana University of Pennsylvania – Indiana
- Westmoreland County Community College – Indiana
- WyoTech – Blairsville
- Armstrong School District (part)
- Apollo-Ridge School District (part)
- Blairsville-Saltsburg School District (part)
- Harmony Area School District (part)
- Homer-Center School District
- Indiana Area School District
- Marion Center Area School District
- Penns Manor Area School District
- Punxsutawney Area School District (part)
- Purchase Line School District (part)
- United School District
Public school districts
- Bill Shuster, Republican, 9th district
- Donald C. White, Republican, 41st district
- Jeff Pyle, Republican, 60th district
- David Reed, Republican, 62nd district
- Cris Dush, (politician), Republican, 66th district
- Coroner, Jerry L Overman Jr, Republican
- District Attorney, Patrick Dougherty, Democrat
- Prothonotary, Randy Degenkolb, Republican
- Recorder of Deeds and Register of Wills, Patricia Streams-Warman, Republican
- Sheriff, Robert Fyock, Republican
- Treasurer, Sandra Kirkland, Democrat
Other county offices
- Rodney Ruddock, Chairman, Republican
- Patricia Evanko, Democrat
- Michael A Baker, Republican
As of November 2008, there are 58,077 registered voters in Indiana County.
Government and politics
The United States Office of Management and Budget has designated Indiana County as the Indiana, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area (µSA). As of the 2010 U.S. Census the micropolitan area ranked 4th most populous in the State of Pennsylvania and the 50th most populous in the United States with a population of 88,880. Indiana County is also a part of the Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA-OH-WV Combined Statistical Area (CSA), which combines the population of Indiana, as well as the Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland county areas in Pennsylvania. In West Virginia the counties included are Brooke and Hancock. And in Ohio, Jefferson County. The Combined Statistical Area ranked 4th in the State of Pennsylvania and 20th most populous in the United States with a population of 2,660,727.
Micropolitan Statistical Area
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.
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.
As of the census 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.
- Jefferson County (north)
- Clearfield County (northeast)
- Cambria County (southeast)
- Westmoreland County (south)
- Armstrong County (west)
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 834 square miles (2,160 km2), of which 827 square miles (2,140 km2) is land and 7.3 square miles (19 km2) (0.9%) is water.
- Adjacent counties 1.1
- Demographics 2
- Micropolitan Statistical Area 3
Government and politics 4
- County commissioners 4.1
- Other county offices 4.2
- State Representatives 4.3
- State Senator 4.4
- US Representatives 4.5
- Public school districts 5.1
- Post-secondary education 5.2
- Environment 6
- Boroughs 7.1
- Townships 7.2
- Census-designated places 7.3
- Unincorporated communities 7.4
- Notable natives and residents 8
- See also 9
- References 10
- External links 11
The county proclaims itself the "Christmas Tree Capital of the World", shipping over one million trees annually.
Indiana County comprises the Indiana, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton, PA-OH-WV Combined Statistical Area. It is in the defined region of the Pittsburgh media market. Indiana County is served by three different area codes: 724, 814, and 582.
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