Cumberland Valley Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania

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Cumberland Valley Township, Pennsylvania
Mason-Dixon line
Map of Bedford County, Pennsylvania highlighting Cumberland Valley Township
Map of Bedford County, Pennsylvania highlighting Cumberland Valley Township
Map of Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Map of Bedford County, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyBedford
Settled1771
Incorporated1771
Area
 • Total60.25 sq mi (156.04 km2)
 • Land59.66 sq mi (154.51 km2)
 • Water0.59 sq mi (1.52 km2)
Population
 • Total1,597
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
1,551
 • Density26.00/sq mi (10.04/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)814
FIPS code42-009-17664

Cumberland Valley Township is a township in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,597 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

The township is located in southern Bedford County in the Cumberland Valley, a narrow Appalachian valley bounded by Wills Mountain to the west and Evitts Mountain to the east. Evitts Creek, a tributary of the North Branch Potomac River, flows southwards through the valley, and U.S. Route 220 runs through the center of the valley as well.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 60.2 square miles (156.0 km2), of which 59.7 square miles (154.5 km2) is land and 0.58 square miles (1.5 km2), or 0.98%, is water.[3]

Adjacent municipalities[edit]

Recreation[edit]

A portion of the Buchanan State Forest and portions of the Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 48 and Number 104 are located in the township.[4][5][6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
20101,597
Est. 20161,551[2]−2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census of 2000,[8] there are 1,494 people, 596 households, and 448 families residing in the township. The population density is 9.7/km² (25.1/mi²). There are 710 housing units at an average density of 4.6 persons/km² (11.9 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 99.13% White, 0.07% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.20% from two or more races. 0.27% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 596 households, out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the township the population was spread out, with 23.1% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,268, and the median income for a family was $40,060. Males had a median income of $29,926 versus $21,023 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,768. About 6.7% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Cumberland Valley township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  4. ^ https://viewer.nationalmap.gov/advanced-viewer/ The National Map, retrieved 3 October 2018
  5. ^ Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 48, retrieved 6 October 2018
  6. ^ Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 104, retrieved 20 October 2018
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 39°54′00″N 78°36′59″W / 39.90000°N 78.61639°W / 39.90000; -78.61639