Davidson Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania

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Davidson Township, Pennsylvania
Sonestown Covered Bridge in Davidson Township
Sonestown Covered Bridge in Davidson Township
Map of Sullivan County, Pennsylvania highlighting Davidson Township
Map of Sullivan County, Pennsylvania highlighting Davidson Township
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Sullivan County
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Sullivan County
Coordinates: 41°20′00″N 76°26′59″W / 41.33333°N 76.44972°W / 41.33333; -76.44972Coordinates: 41°20′00″N 76°26′59″W / 41.33333°N 76.44972°W / 41.33333; -76.44972
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountySullivan
Settled1806
Incorporated1833
Area
 • Total77.92 sq mi (201.82 km2)
 • Land77.86 sq mi (201.66 km2)
 • Water0.06 sq mi (0.15 km2)
Elevation
2,385 ft (727 m)
Population
 • Total573
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
539
 • Density6.92/sq mi (2.67/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST)
 • Summer (DST)EDT
FIPS code42-113-18296

Davidson Township is a township in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 573 at the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

The Sonestown Covered Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[4]

Geography[edit]

Big Run falls in Davidson Township
Jamison City Road in Davidson Township

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 78.2 square miles (203 km2), of which, 78.1 square miles (202 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.08%) is water.

Davidson Township is bordered by Laporte Township to the north, Colley Township and Luzerne County to the east and Columbia and Lycoming Counties to the south and Shrewsbury Township to the west.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010573
Est. 2016539[2]−5.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 626 people, 269 households, and 189 families residing in the township. The population density was 8.0 people per square mile (3.1/km²). There were 602 housing units at an average density of 7.7/sq mi (3.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.40% White, 0.16% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.16% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

There were 269 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the township the population was spread out with 18.4% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,857, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $24,875 versus $22,054 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,483. About 3.0% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.

Muncy Creek Valley in Davidson Township

Notable people[edit]

American Idol season 9 Star, Aaron Kelly

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. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.