Athens Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
|• Total||45.1 sq mi (116.7 km2)|
|• Land||43.8 sq mi (113.4 km2)|
|• Water||1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)|
|• Density||115.5/sq mi (44.6/km2)|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 45.1 square miles (117 km2), of which, 43.8 square miles (113 km2) of it is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) of it (2.86%) is water.
Athens Township is bordered by New York to the north, Litchfield Township to the east, Sheshequin, Ulster and Smithfield Townships to the south and Ridgebury Township to the west. Athens Townships also borders the boroughs of South Waverly, Sayre and Athens in the center part of the township along the Susquehanna River.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,058 people, 2,002 households, and 1,449 families residing in the township. The population density was 115.5 people per square mile (44.6/km²). There were 2,189 housing units at an average density of 50.0/sq mi (19.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.90% White, 0.40% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.58% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.
There were 2,002 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the township the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $35,425, and the median income for a family was $45,781. Males had a median income of $32,969 versus $23,594 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,936. About 10.5% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.