Juniata Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania

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Juniata Township,
Bedford County,
Map of Bedford County, Pennsylvania highlighting Juniata Township
Map of Bedford County, Pennsylvania highlighting Juniata Township
Map of Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Map of Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bedford
Settled 1790
Incorporated 1853
 • Total 47.5 sq mi (123.1 km2)
 • Land 47.4 sq mi (122.8 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 954
 • Density 20/sq mi (7.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 814

Juniata Township is a township in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 954 at the 2010 census.[1]


Juniata Township is located in western Bedford County, along the Somerset County line. It is bordered to the northeast by Napier Township, to the east by Harrison Township, and to the south by Londonderry Township. Neighboring Somerset County townships are Allegheny Township to the west and Shade Township to the north.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Juniata Township has a total area of 47.5 square miles (123.1 km2), of which 47.4 square miles (122.8 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.17%, is water.[1]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,016 people, 395 households, and 310 families residing in the township. The population density was 21.4 people per square mile (8.3/km²). There were 585 housing units at an average density of 12.3/sq mi (4.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.23% White, 0.10% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 395 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 105.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $34,081, and the median income for a family was $35,952. Males had a median income of $30,737 versus $20,156 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,990. About 13.1% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under age 18 and 21.1% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 39°59′40″N 78°42′07″W / 39.99444°N 78.70194°W / 39.99444; -78.70194