Curwensville, Pennsylvania

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Curwensville is a borough located in Clearfield County, Pennsylvaniain the United States of America, 34 miles (55 km) northwest of Altoona on the West Branch Susquehanna River. Coal mining, tanning, and the manufacture of fire bricks were the industries at the turn of the 20th century. In 1900, 1,937 people lived in the borough, and in 1910, 2,549 lived there. As of the 2000 U.S. census, the borough had a total population of 2,650.



NARCO was a brick plant in Curwensville. The "Brick Yard" as most called it in the community made many different types of brick. Seneca, acid, and cardic brick were all manufactured in NARCO. They were also noted for hot gun models and specialty shapes.


Curwensville is located at 40°58′24″N 78°31′20″W / 40.97333°N 78.52222°W / 40.97333; -78.52222 (40.973408, -78.522318),[1] along the banks of the West Branch Susquehanna River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.1 km²), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it is water. The total area is 3.85% water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there are 2,650 people, 1,144 households, and 758 families residing in the borough. The population density is 1,178.4 people per square mile (454.7/km²). There are 1,254 housing units at an average density of 557.7/sq mi (215.2/km²). The ethnic composition of the borough is 99.02% White, 0.34% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.04% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. 0.30% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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