Highland Township, Elk County, Pennsylvania

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Highland Township,
Elk County,
Pennsylvania
Township
A welcome sign for Allegheny National Forest along Route 948
A welcome sign for Allegheny National Forest along Route 948
Map of Elk County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Highland Township
Map of Elk County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Highland Township
Map of Elk County, Pennsylvania
Map of Elk County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Elk
Settled 1825
Incorporated 1850
Area
 • Total 86.9 sq mi (222.43 km2)
 • Land 86.8 sq mi (222.2 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 492
 • Density 5.6/sq mi (2.2/km2)
ZIP Code 16735
Area code(s) 814

Highland Township is a township in Elk County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 492 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 86.9 square miles (225 km2), of which 86.8 square miles (225 km2) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) (0.1%) is water. Much of the township is very mountainous and relatively high in elevation.

Climate[edit]

Highland Township, like many areas in the northeast, has four distinct seasons. The spring consists of many rainy and cool days with a lot of cloud cover, because of its proximity to Lake Erie. The summer is much warmer, but it is one of the few areas in Pennsylvania to never reach 100° Fahrenheit. The hottest temperature ever recorded was 96° on July 16, 1988. The Fall is relatively short period from September through early November. The trees in the area produce beautiful colors and then fall. The winters in Highland Township are rough. The period of winter can last from November all the way until mid to late April. Snowfall is very heavy in Highland Township and low temperatures during the nighttime hours are brutal. The coldest temperature ever recorded is -39°F in 1994. Average snowfall is around 120 inches per year. The record snowfall is far above 250 inches. Information retrieved from[1].

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 492 people, 216 households, and 144 families residing in the township. The population density was 5.6 people per square mile (2.2/km²). There were 493 housing units at an average density of 5.7/sq mi (2.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.6% White and 1.4% two or more races.

There were 216 households out of which 20.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the township the population was spread out with 17.3% under the age of 18, 59.5% from 18 to 64, and 23.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $43,654, and the median income for a family was $44,712. Males had a median income of $52,500 versus $20,469 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,610. About 14.6% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.7% of those under age 18 and 18.6% of those age 65 or over.

2000[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 509 people, 210 households, and 145 families residing in the township. The population density was 5.9 people per square mile (2.3/km²). There were 651 housing units at an average density of 7.5/sq mi (2.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.61% White, 0.20% African American and 0.20% Native American.

There were 210 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 113.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $34,643, and the median income for a family was $37,656. Males had a median income of $31,167 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,086. About 7.7% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 41°35′00″N 78°49′59″W / 41.58333°N 78.83306°W / 41.58333; -78.83306