Patton Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania highlighting Patton Township
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania
|• Type||Board of Supervisors|
|• Total||24.8 sq mi (64.3 km2)|
|• Land||24.8 sq mi (64 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2) 0.08%|
|• Density||617.4/sq mi (238.1/km2)|
Patton Township is a township in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 15,311 at the 2010 census, which is a 34.1% increase from the 2000 census. Patton Township was established in 1794 and named after Colonel John Patton, who co-owned the Centre Furnace, along with Colonel Samuel Miles.
Patton Township is served by the Patton Township Police Department and Alpha Fire Company. Alpha Fire Company maintains one of its two substations in Patton Township.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 24.8 square miles (64.3 km²), of which, 24.8 square miles (64.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.08%) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 15,311 people, 6,874 households, and 2,920 families residing in the township. The population density was 617.4 people per square mile (238.1/km²). There were 7,306 housing units at an average density of 294.6/sq mi (113.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 83.3% White, 5.7% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 7.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.
There were 6,874 households out of which 18.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.7% were married couples living together, 2.2% had a male householder with no wife present, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 57.5% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the township the population was spread out with 14.6% under the age of 18, 30.6% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 107.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.3 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $51,052, and the median income for a family was $73,409. The per capita income for the township was $31,201. About 5.6% of families and 21.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over. However, traditional measures of income and poverty can be a bit misleading when applied to this area due to a notable portion of university student residents.