Plumcreek Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania

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Plumcreek Township, Pennsylvania
Township
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania highlighting Plumcreek Township
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania highlighting Plumcreek Township
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Armstrong
Settled 1788
Incorporated 1809
Area
 • Total 43.1 sq mi (111.5 km2)
 • Land 42.4 sq mi (109.8 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,375
 • Density 56/sq mi (21.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Plumcreek Township is a township in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,375 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

Plumcreek Township is located in southeastern Armstrong County, named for Plum Creek, a tributary of Crooked Creek and part of the Allegheny River watershed. The township surrounds the borough of Elderton.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 43.1 square miles (111.5 km2), of which 42.4 square miles (109.8 km2) is land and 0.66 square miles (1.7 km2), or 1.55%, is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,304 people, 877 households, and 678 families residing in the township. The population density was 54.5 people per square mile (21.0/km²). There were 935 housing units at an average density of 22.1/sq mi (8.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.44% White, 0.09% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.13% from other races, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.22% of the population.

There were 877 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $34,744, and the median income for a family was $39,559. Males had a median income of $28,802 versus $19,095 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,624. About 8.2% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.6% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 40°42′39″N 79°21′04″W / 40.71083°N 79.35111°W / 40.71083; -79.35111