Demographic Data for Downtown Lock Haven, PA
The City of Lock Haven is located in the south central section of Clinton County in the north central portion of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The 2.6-mile City occupies a triangular plain just west of the confluence of the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Creek boundaries. The City has direct access to Interstate 80 via U. S. Route 220 and State Routes 64 & 120, providing the City with access to the remainder of the State’s major urban centers.
The City of Lock Haven is the most populous municipality in Clinton County with a total population of 39,208 (2000 census), which accounts for nearly 25 percent of the County’s population. The City’s median family income in 2000 was $38,177, which is 78% of the State’s MFI of $49,184.
The 2000 Census reported 3,565 housing units in the City of Lock Haven. Of the City’s total occupied housing units 3,306, 39% were owner occupied while 61% were renter-occupied.
The largest employers in Lock Haven today are: Lock Haven University (465 faculty and staff) and Lock Haven Hospital (443 employees).
The City of Lock Haven accounts for over one-half of all commercial activity in Clinton County. Approximately 200 retail/service businesses are located in the City’s central business district.
The largest geographical school district in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, KCSD encompasses most of Clinton County and serves a student population of approximately 5,400 and is comprised of 9 elementary schools and three secondary schools.
Located on 135 acres, Lock Haven University is one of 14 schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Council on Social Work Education and the National Athletic Trainers Association. Home to approximately 4,500 on and off campus students, LHU offers most of the amenities of home in addition to the latest in technologies and facilities.
Lock Haven Hospital, along with other medical facilities within our surrounding areas, provide medical care with a substantial medical community of physicians, surgeons, eye care facilities and dentists. There are over 30 religious institutions in Clinton County, two newspapers (The Express and The Record), and two commercial radio stations (WBPZ/WSNU and Bear Country).