Huston Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania

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Huston Township,
Centre County,
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania highlighting Huston Township
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania highlighting Huston Township
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Centre
Settled 1784
Incorporated 1838
 • Total 26.0 sq mi (67.4 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,311
 • Density 50.4/sq mi (19.5/km2)

Huston Township is a township in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,311 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 26.0 square miles (67 km2), all of it land.

Huston Township is bordered by Rush Township to the northwest, Union Township to the northeast, Patton Township to the southeast and Worth Township to the southwest.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,311 people, 500 households, and 370 families residing in the township. The population density was 50.4 people per square mile (19.5/km²). There were 547 housing units at an average density of 21.0/sq mi (8.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.25% White, 0.31% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.53% of the population.

There were 500 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,500, and the median income for a family was $42,386. Males had a median income of $30,417 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,268. About 10.3% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.


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

Coordinates: 40°52′35″N 78°00′59″W / 40.87639°N 78.01639°W / 40.87639; -78.01639