Renovo, Pennsylvania

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Renovo is a borough in Clinton County, Pennsylvania, 28 miles (45 km) northwest of Lock Haven. Deposits of bituminous coal and fire clay are in the region. In 1900, 4,082 people lived there, and in 1910, 4,621 lived there. In the 2000 census, the borough population was 1,318.

The borough is located along Pennsylvania's Bucktail State Park Natural Area, also known as Pennsylvania Route 120, which winds through the surrounding mountains following the West Branch Susquehanna River. The town is also the home of the "Flaming Foliage Festival" held each October, generally in the second weekend, that celebrates the glorious fall colors of the area's mountains. The festival includes a parade, a queen is chosen (usually from one of the nearby high schools) and crowned. The festival serves as a 'homecoming' event for former residents of Renovo, many of whom return annually for the event.



Renovo is located at 41°19′43″N 77°44′54″W / 41.32861°N 77.74833°W / 41.32861; -77.74833 (41.327669, -77.749580)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,318 people, 593 households, and 333 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,136.0 people per square mile (438.7/km²). There were 727 housing units at an average density of 626.6/sq mi (242.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.94% White, 0.23% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.08% Pacific Islander, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 593 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.4% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.7% were non-families. 38.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.94.

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