Greenwood Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania

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Greenwood Township, Columbia County,
Pennsylvania
Township
A snowy field in Greenwood Township
A snowy field in Greenwood Township
Map of Columbia County  highlighting Greenwood Township
Map of Columbia County
highlighting Greenwood Township
Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Columbia
Settled 1770
Incorporated (borough) 1799
Area
 • Total 27.9 sq mi (72.3 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,932
 • Density 69.3/sq mi (26.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 570

Greenwood Township is a township in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,932 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

The Sam Eckman Covered Bridge No. 92 and Kramer Covered Bridge No. 113 were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

Geography[edit]

Greenwood Valley looking northwest from Turkey Path Road in southern Greenwood Township
Bowmans Mill Road in southern Greenwood Township

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 27.9 square miles (72 km2).27.9 square miles (72.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.07%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,932 people, 721 households, and 553 families residing in the township. The population density was 69.3 people per square mile (26.7/km²). There were 783 housing units at an average density of 28.1/sq mi (10.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.55% White, 0.16% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.

There were 721 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,650, and the median income for a family was $41,473. Males had a median income of $28,884 versus $21,417 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,104. About 3.7% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

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: 41°08′00″N 76°30′59″W / 41.13333°N 76.51639°W / 41.13333; -76.51639