Freedom Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania

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Freedom Township,
Blair County,
Pennsylvania
Township
Map of Blair County, Pennsylvania highlighting Freedom Township
Map of Blair County, Pennsylvania highlighting Freedom Township
Map of Blair County, Pennsylvania
Map of Blair County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Blair
Settled 1787
Incorporated 1857
Government
 • Type Board of Supervisors
Area
 • Total 17.38 sq mi (45.02 km2)
 • Land 17.37 sq mi (45.00 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,458
 • Density 199/sq mi (76.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 814

Freedom Township is a township in Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,458 at the 2010 census.[1]

General information[edit]

  • ZIP code: 16637
  • Area code: 814
  • Local telephone exchanges: 224, 693, 695, 696

Geography[edit]

Freedom Township is located in southern Blair County. It is bordered by Blair Township to the northeast, Taylor Township to the southeast, Greenfield Township to the south, Juniata Township to the northwest, and Allegheny Township at Freedom Township's northernmost point. The unincorporated community of East Freedom, a census-designated place, is in the eastern part of the township. Interstate 99 passes through East Freedom, with one exit in the township.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 17.4 square miles (45.0 km2), of which 0.008 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.04%, is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,261 people, 1,259 households, and 958 families residing in the township. The population density was 187.6 people per square mile (72.4/km²). There were 1,324 housing units at an average density of 76.2/sq mi (29.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.96% White, 0.21% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.12% Asian, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.09% of the population.

There were 1,259 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,442, and the median income for a family was $38,388. Males had a median income of $30,424 versus $18,229 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,539. About 4.4% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 40°21′31″N 78°28′05″W / 40.35861°N 78.46806°W / 40.35861; -78.46806