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Clarion County, Pennsylvania


Horse Thief Capital of the World

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Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Knox is approximately 1,122 (2005), 1146 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 570 (2000), 533 (2010).
The amount of land area in Knox is 1.481 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Knox is 0.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Knox to Washington DC is 211 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 155 miles. (as the crow flies)
Knox is positioned 41.23 degrees north of the equator and 79.53 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Knox elevation is 1,380 feet above sea level.
Knox median income is $ 33,400 (2005).
The Knox median home price is $ 78,300 (2005).


located in northwest Pennsylvania in Clarion County. The nearest large city is Pittsburgh to the southwest. Surrounding counties to Clarion county are: Forest County to the North, Jefferson County to the east, Armstrong County to the South. On the west is Butler County. To the northwest is Venango County. Other nearby communities include Shippenville, Callensburg, Sligo, Stpetersburg, Clarion, Foxburg, Emlenton and Rimersburg.
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History & History Related Items

The nickname for Knox, Horse Thief Capital of the World is a unique one but the whole story is not entirely known. Apparently there used to be a famous gang of horse thieves that lived in our area. They would steal the horses and paint them to change their appearance, then resell them. Therefore, the nickname was coined.
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The population of Knox was:
1990 - 1,182
2000 - 1,176
2005 - 1,122
Median household income:
2000 - $ 32,407
2005 - $ 33,400

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 65,800
2005 - $ 78,300

Median age:
2000 - 40.9 years

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