Clearfield is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 6,030 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Clearfield is the 221st largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Clearfield was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Clearfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clearfield is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Clearfield who work in sales jobs (16.46%), office and administrative support (14.41%), and management occupations (5.98%).
One of the benefits of Clearfield is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.71 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.
As is often the case in a small borough, Clearfield doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Clearfield citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.65% of adults 25 and older in Clearfield have a college degree.
The per capita income in Clearfield in 2010 was $21,144, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,576 for a family of four.
The people who call Clearfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clearfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Clearfield include Italian, Irish, English, and French .
The most common language spoken in Clearfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.