Harris Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania

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Harris Township,
Pennsylvania
Township
Penn-Roosevelt State Park is in Harris Township
Penn-Roosevelt State Park is in Harris Township
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania highlighting Harris Township
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania highlighting Harris Township
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Centre
Settled 1802
Incorporated 1835
Government
 • Type Board of Supervisors
 • Chairman Charles (Bud) Graham
 • Vice Chairman Nigel Wilson
 • Supervisor Dennis Hameister
 • Supervisor Christopher Lee
 • Supervisor Paul Rittenhouse Sr.
Area
 • Total 31.9 sq mi (82.7 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,873
 • Density 152.8/sq mi (58.9/km2)
Time zone EST
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC)
Zip code 16827
Area code(s) 814
Website Harris Township

Harris Township is a township in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. Boalsburg, a census-designated place (CDP), is located within the township. The population was 4,873 at the 2010 census, which is a 4.6% increase since the 2000 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.9 square miles (83 km2), all of it land.

Harris Township is bordered by Ferguson Township to the west, College Township to the north, Potter Township to the east and Huntingdon County to the south.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 4,873 people, 1,985 households, and 1,433 families residing in the township. The population density was 152.8 people per square mile (58.9/km²). There were 2,148 housing units at an average density of 67.3/sq mi (26.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.2% White, 1.9% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 1,985 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 34.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $68,920, and the median income for a family was $75,380. The per capita income for the township was $37,835. About 3.5% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°47′00″N 77°45′59″W / 40.78333°N 77.76639°W / 40.78333; -77.76639

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