Little Beaver Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

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Little Beaver
Township
Old Homestead, a historic site in the township
Old Homestead, a historic site in the township
Location of Little Beaver Township in Lawrence County
Location of Little Beaver Township in Lawrence County
Location of Lawrence County in Pennsylvania
Location of Lawrence County in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lawrence County
Established 1796
Area
 • Total 20.5 sq mi (53 km2)
 • Land 20.4 sq mi (53 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,411
 • Density 69/sq mi (27/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 724

Little Beaver Township is a township in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,411 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

Old Homestead was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.5 square miles (53 km2), of which 20.4 square miles (53 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 0.63%, is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,310 people, 451 households, and 362 families residing in the township. The population density was 64.1 people per square mile (24.8/km²). There were 502 housing units at an average density of 24.6/sq mi (9.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.39% White, 0.23% African American, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.61% of the population.

There were 451 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.5% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.7% were non-families. 16.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,368, and the median income for a family was $40,795. Males had a median income of $33,929 versus $21,023 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,689. About 13.8% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.7% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 40°53′20″N 80°26′03″W / 40.88889°N 80.43417°W / 40.88889; -80.43417