Hemlock Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania
The western end of Wanich Covered Bridge No. 69 is in the township; the bridge crosses Fishing Creek into Mount Pleasant Township
Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania highlighting Hemlock Township
Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania
|• Total||17.6 sq mi (45.6 km2)|
|• Density||106.5/sq mi (41.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 17.6 square miles (46 km2), all of it land. Its natural eastern boundary is formed by the Fishing Creek. It includes the census-designated places of Buckhorn and Fernville.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,874 people, 712 households, and 548 families residing in the township. The population density was 106.5 people per square mile (41.1/km²). There were 747 housing units at an average density of 42.5/sq mi (16.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.13% White, 0.32% African American, 0.48% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.
There were 712 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% 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 2.97.
In the township the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $42,292, and the median income for a family was $49,097. Males had a median income of $33,229 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,125. About 4.1% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.