Lower Turkeyfoot Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania

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Lower Turkeyfoot Township,
Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Township
The Lower Humbert Covered Bridge in Lower Turkeyfoot Township
The Lower Humbert Covered Bridge in Lower Turkeyfoot Township
Map of Somerset County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Lower Turkeyfoot Township
Map of Somerset County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Lower Turkeyfoot Township
Map of Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Map of Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Somerset
Area
 • Total 36.3 sq mi (94 km2)
 • Land 36.0 sq mi (93 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 672
 • Density 18.7/sq mi (7.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Lower Turkeyfoot Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 672 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The Lower Humbert Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles (93.9 km²), of which, 36.0 square miles (93.2 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (0.80%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 672 people, 259 households, and 183 families residing in the township. The population density was 18.7 people per square mile (7.2/km²). There were 444 housing units at an average density of 12.3/sq mi (4.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.96% White, 0.74% Native American, and 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

There were 259 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% 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 2.91.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 105.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $27,891, and the median income for a family was $30,789. Males had a median income of $29,643 versus $15,833 for females. The per capita income for the township was $12,812. About 14.6% of families and 18.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.4% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 39°51′00″N 79°20′59″W / 39.85000°N 79.34972°W / 39.85000; -79.34972