Clarion is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,817 people and just one neighborhood, Clarion is the 271st largest community in Pennsylvania.
Occupations and Workforce
Clarion is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 86.21% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Clarion is a borough of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clarion who work in food service (14.65%), sales jobs (12.38%) and healthcare (11.38%).
Of important note, Clarion is also a borough of artists. Clarion has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Clarion’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Clarion is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Clarion area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Clarion maintain a good economy.
For a small borough, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Clarion. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Clarion.
One of the benefits of Clarion is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.70 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.