Montour Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania

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Montour Township,
Pennsylvania
Township
Montour Township has the southern portal of Rupert Covered Bridge No. 56, which crosses Fishing Creek to the town of Bloomsburg.
Montour Township has the southern portal of Rupert Covered Bridge No. 56, which crosses Fishing Creek to the town of Bloomsburg.
Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania highlighting Montour Township
Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania highlighting Montour Township
Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Columbia
Settled 1788
Incorporated 1837
Area
 • Total 9.6 sq mi (24.9 km2)
 • Land 9.2 sq mi (23.9 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,437
 • Density 155.9/sq mi (60.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 570

Montour Township is a township in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,437 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

The Rupert Covered Bridge No. 56 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

Geography[edit]

Scenery in Montour Township

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 9.6 square miles (24.9 km²), of which, 9.2 square miles (23.9 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (4.36%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,437 people, 592 households, and 425 families residing in the township. The population density was 155.9 people per square mile (60.2/km²). There were 612 housing units at an average density of 66.4/sq mi (25.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.91% White, 0.42% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.

There were 592 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,125, and the median income for a family was $42,583. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $22,868 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,670. About 7.8% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.3% of those under age 18 and 6.0% 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: 40°58′00″N 76°30′59″W / 40.96667°N 76.51639°W / 40.96667; -76.51639