Mill Creek Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

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Mill Creek Township,
Lycoming County,
Pennsylvania
Township
Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Mill Creek Township
Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Mill Creek Township
Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°18′30″N 76°47′15″W / 41.30833°N 76.78750°W / 41.30833; -76.78750Coordinates: 41°18′30″N 76°47′15″W / 41.30833°N 76.78750°W / 41.30833; -76.78750
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lycoming
Settled 1772
Incorporated 1879
Area
 • Total 11.4 sq mi (29.5 km2)
 • Land 11.4 sq mi (29.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 889 ft (271 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 572
 • Density 50.2/sq mi (19.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 42-49568[2]
GNIS feature ID 1216761[1]

Mill Creek Township is a township in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The population was 572 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Williamsport, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Mill Creek Township was formed from part of Muncy Township on February 25, 1879 by the order of a judge who certified the results of an election regarding a petition to form the new township by the residents of what was the northern portion of Muncy Township. The election held on December 10, 1878 was a close one. 122 citizens voted in favor of creating Mill Creek Township and 104 voted against the measure. The township is named for Mill Creek a tributary of Loyalsock Creek.[3]

Geography[edit]

Mill Creek Township is bordered by Plunketts Creek Township to the north, Wolf Township to the east, Muncy Township to the south, and Upper Fairfield Township to the west.[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 11.4 square miles (29.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 572 people, 207 households, and 166 families residing in the township. The population density was 50.2 people per square mile (19.4/km²). There were 238 housing units at an average density of 20.9/sq mi (8.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.55% White, 0.35% Native American, 0.70% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 207 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.9% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 116.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,139, and the median income for a family was $51,346. Males had a median income of $36,875 versus $25,694 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,034. About 1.9% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 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]