Fox Township, Elk County, Pennsylvania

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Fox Township,
Elk County,
Pennsylvania
Township
Location in Elk County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Elk County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Elk
Settled 1811
Incorporated 1814
Government
 • Type Board of Supervisors
 • Supervisor Michael Keller
 • Supervisor Dave Mattiuz
 • Supervisor Randy Gradizzi
Area
 • Total 67.26 sq mi (172.15 km2)
 • Land 67.2 sq mi (172 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.15 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,630
 • Density 54/sq mi (21.1/km2)
Zip code 15846
Area code(s) 814
Website Fox Township

Fox Township is a township in Elk County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,630 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 67.26 square miles (174.2 km2), of which 67.2 square miles (174 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (0.09%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 3,630 people, 1,497 households, and 1,060 families residing in the township. The population density was 54 people per square mile (21.1/km²). There were 1,694 housing units at an average density of 25.2/sq mi (9.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.2% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 1,497 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the township the population was spread out 22.1% under the age of 18, 61.3% from 18 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,000, and the median income for a family was $49,923. Males had a median income of $36,886 versus $31,729 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,235. About 2.4% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.

2000[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,734 people, 1,421 households, and 1,055 families residing in the township. The population density was 55.5 people per square mile (21.4/km²). There were 1,569 housing units at an average density of 23.3/sq mi (9.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.54% White, 0.05% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.

There were 1,421 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,703, and the median income for a family was $44,412. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $24,107 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,529. About 4.4% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Children residing in the township may chose to attend Saint Marys Area School District, a local public school district. The elementary school in the township is called Fox Township Elementary School. The district operates two other elementary schools, Saint Marys Area Middle School and Saint Marys Area High School. All children living in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may also choose to attend one of 12 public cyber charter schools that are licensed in the state.

Children in the township are also served by Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit Nine. The Intermediate Unit is located at 499 Spruce Street in Saint Marys. The IU serves all schools (public, private, charter) in Cameron County, Elk County, McKean County and Potter County. IU9 serves 15,761 public school students in fourteen school districts and 1,673 non-public school students in nineteen schools. Intermediate Unit Nine covers an area of 3,300 square miles with a population of 105,102.

Coordinates: 41°18′N 78°36′W / 41.300°N 78.600°W / 41.300; -78.600

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.