Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania

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Gregg Township,
Centre County,
Pennsylvania
Township
Near 322 in the Seven Mountains
Near 322 in the Seven Mountains
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania highlighting Gregg Township
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania highlighting Gregg Township
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Centre
Settled 1766
Incorporated 1826
Government
 • Type Board of Supervisors
 • Chairman Patrick Leary
 • Vice-chairman Douglas P. Bierly
 • Roadmaster Walter R. Strouse
Area
 • Total 45.5 sq mi (117.8 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,219
 • Density 46.6/sq mi (18.0/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 16875
Area code(s) 814
Website Gregg Township

Gregg Township is a township in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,119 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

The William Allison House and Maj. Jared B. Fisher House were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. Penn's Cave and Hotel was added in 1978.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 45.5 square miles (118 km2), of which, 45.5 square miles (118 km2) of it is land and 0.02% is water.

Gregg Township is bordered by Walker Township to the north, Miles and Penn Townships to the east, Mifflin County to the south and Potter Township to the west. It is also part of the Penns Valley region of Centre County

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,119 people, 785 households, and 606 families residing in the township. The population density was 46.6 people per square mile (18.0/km²). There were 927 housing units at an average density of 20.4/sq mi (7.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.24% White, 0.14% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 785 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.5% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.8% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,858, and the median income for a family was $44,063. Males had a median income of $29,702 versus $23,400 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,504. About 4.5% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 5.9% 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: 40°53′00″N 77°37′59″W / 40.88333°N 77.63306°W / 40.88333; -77.63306