McKean County, Pennsylvania

McKean County: County in Pennsylvania, United States


McKean County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,450 and a population density of 17 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 40,333 inhabitants. Its county seat is Smethport. The county was created 197 years ago in 1826.

McKean County locator map
Location of McKean County on Pennsylvania map.

Quick Facts about McKean County

Population : 40,333 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
Different from : McKean
Area : 2549 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.5%
Land as percent of area : 99.5%
Named for : Thomas McKean
Altitude : 1,850 feet / 564 meters
Capital : Smethport
Establishment : September 09, 1826
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 17:17:37 (24th February 2024)
Density : 16 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -7.73% (2010-2020)
McKean County Courthouse image
McKean County Courthouse
McKean County Courthouse image


McKean County is located at 41°48'28"N 78°34'9"W (41.8077500, -78.5690300). It has 7 neighbors: Allegany County, Cattaraugus County, Cameron County, Elk County, Forest County, Potter County and Warren County.

McKean County map

The largest city of McKean County is Bradford with a population of 4,564. Other cities include, Kane population 3,421, Port Allegany population 1,991, Smethport population 1,518 and Mount Jewett population 842. See all McKean County cities & populated places.

McKean County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in McKean County.

City Name Population Title
West Bradford 13,713 Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania
Bradford 4,564 City in McKean County, Pennsylvania, United States
Kane 3,421 Borough in Pennsylvania
Lafayette 2,023 Township of Pennsylvania
Port Allegany 1,991 Borough of Pennsylvania
Wetmore 1,552 Township in McKean County, Pennsylvania
Smethport 1,518 Borough of Pennsylvania
Mount Jewett 842 Borough of Pennsylvania
Eldred 754 Borough of Pennsylvania
Bingham 661 Township in Potter County, Pennsylvania
Lewis Run 564 Borough of Pennsylvania
Norwich 540 Township in McKean County, Pennsylvania
McKean 366 Borough of Pennsylvania
Sergeant 131 Human settlement in United States of America

McKean County has 7 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of McKean County decreased by 7.73% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 43,450 - census
2011 43,138 -0.72% estimation process
2012 43,145 0.02% estimation process
2013 42,808 -0.79% estimation process
2014 42,643 -0.39% estimation process
2015 42,400 -0.57% estimation process
2016 41,670 -1.75% estimation process
2017 41,362 -0.74% estimation process
2018 40,950 -1.01% estimation process
2019 40,625 -0.8% estimation process
2020 40,333 -0.72% estimation process

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People born in McKean County (1)

English botanist (1903-1982) Clair Alan Brown was born in McKean County

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