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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
Clarion is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 5,436. Clarion is in Clarion County. Living in Clarion offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Clarion there are a lot of bars and coffee shops. Many young professionals live in Clarion and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$125,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$625
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    18.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    37.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    18.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    263.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    37.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    33%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    6%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Clarion

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,116
National
$55,322
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There’s something about a small town that no matter how much you dream of escaping it, you can’t help but think of what you’d miss. I’d miss the small businesses. The local cafe where they know my name and the local breakfast joint where my favorite waitress doesn’t need to ask my order. I’d miss Autumn Leaf Festival, a week long affair that has Main Street packed with carnival favorites, crafters and vendors and all the faces you hadn’t seen in years, because of course they came home for ALF. There’s definitely a charm. But often small towns breed small minds and Clarion is no exception unfortunately. Clarion will have a piece of me always. It’s where I lived on my own for the first time, and had my first job. It’s where I went to college, where I met lifelong friends- but if you’re looking to surround yourself with progressive, open-minded individuals then don’t come here.
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I initially moved to Clarion for college and immediately fell in love with the town. While emerging as a "college town" complete with amenities like Starbucks, it has managed to keep it's small town feel with it's close-knit family community, small inviting churches, and Main Street shopping district full of "Mom and Pop" shops. My fiance and I eventually chose to return to Clarion to settle down and start a family. With the low crime rate, good schools and family-friendly environment, it was a no-brainer. Clarion is our home.
What I like about Clarion, PA is it's small town feeling town. Everyone who lives here is amazing and respectful. The college here is out of this world awesome! If any student is looking for a big college atmosphere, but a small class size I would totally recommend Clarion University of Pennsylvania.