Fairhope Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania

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Fairhope Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Township
Packsaddle Covered Bridge
Packsaddle Covered Bridge
Map of Somerset County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Fairhope Township
Map of Somerset County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Fairhope Township
Map of Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Map of Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Somerset
Area
 • Total 14.8 sq mi (38 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 137
 • Density 9.3/sq mi (3.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Fairhope Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 137 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The Packsaddle Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 14.8 square miles (38 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 137 people, 59 households, and 41 families residing in the township. The population density was 9.3 people per square mile (3.6/km²). There were 112 housing units at an average density of 7.6/sq mi (2.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White.

There were 59 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, and 30.5% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the township the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 124.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $28,958, and the median income for a family was $29,688. Males had a median income of $31,667 versus $14,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,087. There were 7.7% of families and 11.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including 14.7% of under eighteens and 16.0% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 39°50′11″N 78°47′02″W / 39.83639°N 78.78389°W / 39.83639; -78.78389