Choconut Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

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Choconut Township,
Pennsylvania
Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Susquehanna
Coordinates 41°57′00″N 75°59′29″W / 41.95000°N 75.99139°W / 41.95000; -75.99139Coordinates: 41°57′00″N 75°59′29″W / 41.95000°N 75.99139°W / 41.95000; -75.99139
Area 20.2 sq mi (52.3 km2)
 - land 20.1 sq mi (52 km2)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 0.5%
Population 713 (2010)
Density 35.5/sq mi (13.7/km2)
Settled 1806
 - Incorporated 1813
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 570
Map of Susquehanna County Pennsylvania highlighting Choconut Township.PNG
Location of Choconut Township in Susquehanna County
Choconut Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Choconut Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
Location of Choconut Township in Pennsylvania
Website: www.stny.rr.com/choconut/

Choconut Township is a township in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 713 at the 2010 census.

It is named for the native tribe of Choconut, or Ochugnut people, who settled the area prior to European/American settlers.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.2 square miles (52 km2), of which, 20.1 square miles (52 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.5%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 713 people, 313 households, and 207 families residing in the township. The population density was 35.5 people per square mile (13.7/km²). There were 376 housing units at an average density of 18.7/sq mi (7.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.6% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% some other race, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 313 households out of which 19.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 3.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the township the population was spread out with 17% under the age of 18, 60.6% from 18 to 64, and 22.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $54,231, and the median income for a family was $72,857. Males had a median income of $48,846 versus $44,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $29,742. About 1.3% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ George P. Donehoo. "History". Susquehanna County Historical Society. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.