Montgomery Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania

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Montgomery Township,
Franklin County,
Hays Covered Bridge
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania highlighting Montgomery Township
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania highlighting Montgomery Township
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Franklin
Settled 1730
Incorporated 1781
 • Total 67.1 sq mi (174 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,949
 • Density 73.8/sq mi (28.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717

Montgomery Township is a township in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,949 at the 2000 census.


Mansfield, Robert Kennedy Memorial Presbyterian Church, Hays Bridge Historic District, Angle Farm, Millmont Farm, Rock Hill Farm, and the Col. John Work House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 67.1 square miles (173.8 km²), of which, 67.1 square miles (173.8 km²) of it is land and 0.01% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,949 people, 1,782 households, and 1,448 families residing in the township. The population density was 73.8 people per square mile (28.5/km²). There were 1,849 housing units at an average density of 27.6/sq mi (10.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.23% White, 0.24% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 1,782 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.2% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.7% were non-families. 15.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 109.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,538, and the median income for a family was $50,653. Males had a median income of $31,364 versus $23,775 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,699. About 3.7% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.


  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°44′00″N 77°49′59″W / 39.73333°N 77.83306°W / 39.73333; -77.83306