Hickory Township, Forest County, Pennsylvania

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Hickory Township,
Forest County,
Pennsylvania
Township
Map of Forest County, Pennsylvania highlighting Hickory Township
Map of Forest County, Pennsylvania highlighting Hickory Township
Map of Forest County, Pennsylvania
Map of Forest County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Forest
Incorporated 1866
Government
 • Type Board of Supervisors
Area
 • Total 37.8 sq mi (98.0 km2)
 • Land 37.5 sq mi (97.1 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 525
 • Density 14.0/sq mi (5.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 814

Hickory Township is a township in Forest County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 525.

History[edit]

The West Hickory Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 37.8 square miles (98 km2), of which, 37.5 square miles (97 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (0.98%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 525 people, 226 households, and 150 families residing in the township. The population density was 14.0 people per square mile (5.4/km²). There were 1,017 housing units at an average density of 27.1/sq mi (10.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.10% White, 0.19% African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.38% Asian, and 0.57% from two or more races.

There were 226 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $36,964. Males had a median income of $27,361 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,856. About 7.5% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 16.5% 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°37′31″N 79°22′59″W / 41.62528°N 79.38306°W / 41.62528; -79.38306