Jenks Township, Forest County, Pennsylvania

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Jenks Township,
Pennsylvania
Township
Marienville is a village in the township
Marienville is a village in the township
Map of Forest County, Pennsylvania highlighting Jenks Township
Map of Forest County, Pennsylvania highlighting Jenks Township
Map of Forest County, Pennsylvania
Map of Forest County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Forest
Settled 1833
Government
 • Type Board of Supervisors
Area
 • Total 84.7 sq mi (219.3 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,629
 • Density 42.8/sq mi (16.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 814

Jenks Township is a township in Forest County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,629 at the 2010 census. It is the most populous municipality in all of Forest County.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 84.7 square miles (219 km2), of which, 84.5 square miles (219 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.19%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,629 people and 640 households within the township. The population density was 14.9 people per square mile (5.8/km²). There were 1,623 housing units at an average density of 42.8/sq mi (16.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 56.63% White, 34.25% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 8.40% from Other races and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.20% of the population.

There were 640 households out of which 21.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% 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 2.84.

In the township the population was spread out with 6.6% under the age of 18, 1.0% from 18 to 19, 14.0% from 20 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 34, 24.9% from 35 to 49, 15.2% from 50 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. The population was 80.10% male, and 19.90% female.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 41°28′00″N 79°02′59″W / 41.46667°N 79.04972°W / 41.46667; -79.04972