McNett Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

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McNett Township,
Lycoming County,
Pennsylvania
Township
The Old Loggers Path in McNett Township
The Old Loggers Path in McNett Township
Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting McNett Township
Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting McNett Township
Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°32′22″N 76°49′46″W / 41.53944°N 76.82944°W / 41.53944; -76.82944Coordinates: 41°32′22″N 76°49′46″W / 41.53944°N 76.82944°W / 41.53944; -76.82944
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lycoming
Settled 1805
Incorporated 1878
Area
 • Total 33.8 sq mi (87.5 km2)
 • Land 33.8 sq mi (87.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,798 ft (548 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 211
 • Density 6.2/sq mi (2.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 42-46352[2]
GNIS feature ID 1216759[1]

McNett Township is a township in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The population was 211 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Williamsport, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

McNett Township, in the northeastern corner of Lycoming County, was formed by the Pennsylvania General Assembly on January 26, 1878 from McIntyre Township. The formation was a result of a successful petition and election by the citizens of the northeastern corner of Lycoming County who were under the leadership of H. I. McNett, for whom the township was named.[3]

McNett Township has always been a remote portion of Pennsylvania. Farming and industry is at a minimum. Most of the land is mountainous and is covered with a thriving second growth forest. The population which was 619 persons in the 1890 census has fallen to just 211 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

McNett Township is bordered by Tioga County to the north, Bradford and Sullivan Counties to the east, and Cascade and McIntyre Townships to the south and east.[4] As the crow flies, Lycoming County is about 130 miles (209 km) northwest of Philadelphia and 165 miles (266 km) east-northeast of Pittsburgh.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.8 square miles (87.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 211 people, 81 households, and 57 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.2 people per square mile (2.4/km²). There were 191 housing units at an average density of 5.7/sq mi (2.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.31% White, 3.79% African American, 0.95% Native American, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 81 households out of which 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the township the population was spread out with 16.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 106.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $22,917, and the median income for a family was $23,068. Males had a median income of $24,750 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $10,556. About 24.5% of families and 29.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 17.0% of those sixty five or over.

See also[edit]

For histories of the other townships in Lycoming County see

History of the Townships of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

References[edit]