Center Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania

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Center Township,
Indiana County,
Pennsylvania
Township
View of the Homer City Generating Station from Cherry Run Road in Center Township
View of the Homer City Generating Station from Cherry Run Road in Center Township
Map of Indiana County, Pennsylvania, highlighting Center Township
Map of Indiana County, Pennsylvania, highlighting Center Township
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Indiana County
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Indiana County
Coordinates: 40°39′33″N 79°05′33″W / 40.65917°N 79.09250°W / 40.65917; -79.09250Coordinates: 40°39′33″N 79°05′33″W / 40.65917°N 79.09250°W / 40.65917; -79.09250
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Indiana
Established 1807
Area[1]
 • Total 40.61 sq mi (105.19 km2)
 • Land 40.17 sq mi (104.04 km2)
 • Water 0.45 sq mi (1.16 km2)
Elevation 348 ft (106 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,764
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 4,546
 • Density 113.17/sq mi (43.70/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 724
FIPS code 42-063-12040

Center Township is a township in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,764 at the 2010 census.[3] It includes the communities of Aultman, Coral, Coy, Coy Junction, Edgewood, Graceton, Lucerne Mines, Luciusboro, Red Barn, Tearing Run, Tide, Two Licks, and Waterman.[4] It surrounds but does not include the borough of Homer City.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 40.5 square miles (105 km2), of which, 40.4 square miles (105 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.25%) is water.

History[edit]

Center Township was created in 1807 from parts of Armstrong Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. It was named for its position within the county. The first election was held at Peter Sutton's house in Indiana.

The Homer City Generating Station, owned by Edison Mission Energy, is located within Center Township. It is also home to the oldest church in Indiana County, Bethel Presbyterian Church.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
20104,764
Est. 20164,546[2]−4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 4,876 people, 2,024 households, and 1,455 families residing in the township. The population density was 120.8 people per square mile (46.6/km²). There were 2,132 housing units at an average density of 52.8/sq mi (20.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.95% White, 0.51% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.

There were 2,024 households, out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the township the population was spread out, with 20.7% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,311, and the median income for a family was $36,563. Males had a median income of $30,997 versus $20,472 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,891. About 7.3% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Center township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 11, 2018. 
  4. ^ http://www.usgwarchives.net/maps/pa/county/indian/usgs/
  5. ^ "Center, Indiana County, Pennsylvania". IndianaInfo. Archived from the original on 2000-07-09. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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