Cascade Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

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Cascade Township, Pennsylvania
Township
Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Cascade Township
Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Cascade Township
Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°28′0″N 76°52′19″W / 41.46667°N 76.87194°W / 41.46667; -76.87194Coordinates: 41°28′0″N 76°52′19″W / 41.46667°N 76.87194°W / 41.46667; -76.87194
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lycoming
Formed 1843
Area
 • Total 40.9 sq mi (105.9 km2)
 • Land 40.9 sq mi (105.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,352 ft (412 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 419
 • Density 10.2/sq mi (4.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern Time Zone (North America) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 17771
Area code(s) 570
FIPS code 42-11560[1]
GNIS feature ID 1216743[2]

Cascade Township is a township in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The population was 419 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Williamsport, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Cascade Township was formed from parts of Hepburn and Plunketts Creek Townships on August 9, 1843. It is named for the series of waterfalls or cascades that are abundant in the many mountain streams of Cascade Township.

Many of the early settlers in Cascade Township were Irish Catholic. Under the leadership of Michael Kelly they established the village of Kellyburg in one of the most remote parts of Lycoming County. Michael Kelly also cut a road deep into Cascade Township from a sawmill along Lycoming Creek. He built a gristmill and a sawmill in the township. Kelly who had helped establish Cascade Township left the area in 1877 following a bitter defeat in the sheriff election of 1872. He moved to Kansas where he lived until he died in 1883. Michael Kelly also helped his fellow Catholics establish the mission parish of St. Mary's.[3]

Geography[edit]

Cascade Township is bordered by McIntyre Township to the north, McNett Township to the north and east, Plunketts Creek Township to the east, Gamble Township to the south, and Lewis Township to the west.[4] As the crow flies, Lycoming County is about 130 miles (209 km) northwest of Philadelphia and 165 miles (266 km) east-northeast of Pittsburgh.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 40.9 square miles (106 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 419 people, 172 households, and 130 families residing in the township. The population density was 10.2 people per square mile (4.0/km²). There were 245 housing units at an average density of 6.0/sq mi (2.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.81% White, 0.72% Native American and 0.48% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 172 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.3% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 106.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,896, and the median income for a family was $45,208. Males had a median income of $31,000 versus $22,813 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,465. About 5.1% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 15.5% of those age 65 or over.

See also[edit]

For histories of the other townships in Lycoming County see

History of the Townships of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

References[edit]