West Carroll Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania

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West Carroll Township, Pennsylvania
Township
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania highlighting West Carroll Township
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania highlighting West Carroll Township
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cambria
Incorporated 1910
Area
 • Total 10.7 sq mi (28 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,445
 • Density 135.5/sq mi (52.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 814

West Carroll Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States and consists of the communities of Bakerton, Barnes, Carrolltown Road, Elmora and St. Benedict. The population was 1,445 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

It is approximately at 40.605°N by 78.735°W, about 20 miles WNW of Altoona. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 10.7 square miles (27.6 km²), of which, 10.7 square miles (27.6 km²) of it is land and 0.09% is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,445 people, 534 households, and 410 families residing in the township. The population density was 135.5 people per square mile (52.3/km²). There were 570 housing units at an average density of 53.4/sq mi (20.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.58% White, 0.07% African American, and 0.35% from two or more races.

There were 534 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $27,917, and the median income for a family was $32,031. Males had a median income of $26,029 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,177. About 12.1% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.5% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

The township has three current supervisors, Drew Bassett, Tim Polites, and newly added Jennifer Flora.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 40°36′00″N 78°44′29″W / 40.60000°N 78.74139°W / 40.60000; -78.74139