Perry Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania

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Perry Township
Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Greene
Area 30.3 sq mi (78 km2)
Population 1,521 (2010)
Density 50 / sq mi (19 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code 724
Location of Perry Township in Greene County
Location of Greene County in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: www.co.greene.pa.us/perrytwp

Perry Township is a township in Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,521 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

It is the location of the westernmost point surveyed as part of the Mason-Dixon Line in 1767. In the early 19th century Perry Twp. was part of the Western frontier and immigrant families carved farms out of the forested hills. In the late 19th century oil and gas was discovered here, bringing considerable prosperity to many of the Townships residents. The major town located in the township is the village of Mt. Morris in eastern Perry Township. Mt. Morris is situated just north of Morgantown, West Virginia.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.3 square miles (78.5 km²), of which, 30.3 square miles (78.4 km²) of it is land and 0.03% is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 1,521 people, 643 households, and 464 families residing in the township. The population density was 50.2 people per square mile (19.4/km²). There were 716 housing units at an average density of 23.6/sq mi (9.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.9% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 643 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.8 years. For every 100 females there were 101.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,500, and the median income for a family was $55,000. Males had a median income of $44,676 versus $25,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,096. About 6.1% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°44′57″N 80°07′32″W / 39.74917°N 80.12556°W / 39.74917; -80.12556