Black Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania

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Black Township, Pennsylvania
Map of Somerset County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Black Township
Map of Somerset County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Black Township
Map of Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Map of Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Somerset
Settled 1774
Incorporated 1886
 • Total 42.5 sq mi (110 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 980
 • Density 23.0/sq mi (8.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Black Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 980 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 42.5 square miles (110 km2), of which, 42.5 square miles (110 km2) of it is land and 0.02% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 980 people, 364 households, and 281 families residing in the township. The population density was 23.0 people per square mile (8.9/km²). There were 400 housing units at an average density of 9.4/sq mi (3.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.08% White, 0.61% African American, 0.10% Native American, and 0.20% from two or more races.

There were 364 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.8% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 101.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $28,958, and the median income for a family was $36,125. Males had a median income of $27,321 versus $21,382 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,504. About 13.2% of families and 16.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.9% of those under age 18 and 19.9% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 39°52′00″N 79°09′59″W / 39.86667°N 79.16639°W / 39.86667; -79.16639