Middlebury Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania

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Middlebury Township,
Pennsylvania
Township
Farm and cemetery in Middlebury Township
Farm and cemetery in Middlebury Township
Map of Tioga County Highlighting Middlebury Township
Map of Tioga County Highlighting Middlebury Township
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Tioga County
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Tioga County
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Tioga
Settled 1800
Incorporated 1822
Area
 • Total 48.8 sq mi (126.3 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,221
 • Density 25.2/sq mi (9.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern Time Zone (North America)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC)

Middlebury Township is a township in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The population was 1,221 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 48.8 square miles (126.3 km²), of which, 48.4 square miles (125.4 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (0.74%) is water.

Middlebury Township is bordered by Farmington Township to the north, Tioga and Richmond Townships to the east, Charleston and Delmar Township to the south and Chatham Township to the west.

Demographics[edit]

A wetland in Middlebury Township

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,221 people, 477 households, and 352 families residing in the township. The population density was 25.2 people per square mile (9.7/km²). There were 606 housing units at an average density of 12.5/sq mi (4.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.44% White, 0.08% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.90% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 477 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% 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 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 103.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,052, and the median income for a family was $40,662. Males had a median income of $26,800 versus $20,511 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,390. About 7.9% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.8% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations[edit]

  • Crooked Creek – A village on Pennsylvania Route 287 in the eastern part of the township.
  • Hammond – A village on Pennsylvania Route 287 in the northeast part of the township, near Hammond Lake.
  • Hammond Lake – A portion of Hammond Lake is located in northeastern Middlebury Township.
  • Holiday – A village on Pennsylvania Route 287, just west of Crooked Creek.
  • Keeneyville – A village on Pennsylvania Route 249 in the west-central part of the township.
  • Middlebury Center – A village at the junction of Pennsylvania Routes 249 and 287 in the south-central part of the township.
  • Niles Valley – A village on Pennsylvania Route 287 near the southern township line.
  • Shinglebury – A village in the northern part of the township.
  • Tioga State Forest – Part of southwestern Middlebury Township is covered by the Tioga State Forest.

Education[edit]

Map of Tioga County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Residents of Middlebury Township may attend the local, public schools operated by Wellsboro Area School District which provides full day kindergarten through 12th grade. In 2013, the District's enrollment declined to 1,526 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. In 2013, Wellsboro Area School District ranked 311th out of 498 public schools for academic achievement of its pupils, by the Pittsburgh Business Times.[2]

Middlebury Township residents may also apply to attend any of the Commonwealth's 14 public cyber charter schools (in 2013) at no additional cost to the parents. The resident’s public school district is required to pay the charter school and cyber charter school tuition for residents who attend these public schools.[3] [4] By Commonwealth law, if the District provides transportation for its own students, then the District must provide transportation to any school that lies within 10 miles of its borders. Residents may also seek admission for their school aged child to any other public school district. When accepted for admission, the student's parents are responsible for paying an annual tuition fee set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In 2012, the tuition fees for Wellsboro Area School District were: Elementary School - $8,343.38, High School - $9,951.51.[5]

BLaST Intermediate Unit #17 provides a wide variety of services to children living in its region which includes Middlebury Township. Early screening, special educations services, speech and hearing therapy and many other services like driver education are available. Services for children during the preschool years are provided without cost to their families when the child is determined to meet eligibility requirements.

Community members have access to the Green Free Library in Wellsboro; the Westfield Public Library which is located on Maple Street, in Westfield; the Elkland Area Community Library located on East Parkway Avenue, in Elkland and to the statewide PA Power Library [1] which is an online library funded with tax dollars from the state's education budget.

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania is a state university located in Mansfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Residents may take courses at a discounted tuition rate for state residents.

Government[edit]

Middlebury Township is governed by three locally elected Township Supervisors.

County level

Three, elected at large, County Commissioners. In 2014, the Commissioners are: Roger C. Bunn, Mark L. Hamilton and Erick J. Coolidge.

State level
Federal level 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Pittsburgh Business Times (April 5, 2013). "Guide to Pennsylvania Schools Statewide ranking 2013". 
  3. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (2013). "Charter Schools". 
  4. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (2013). "What is a Charter School?". 
  5. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education (May 2012). "Pennsylvania Public School District Tuition Rates". 

Coordinates: 41°52′00″N 77°16′59″W / 41.86667°N 77.28306°W / 41.86667; -77.28306