Decatur Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania

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Decatur Township,
Mifflin County,
Pennsylvania
Township
Old schoolhouse on Armstrong Lane and Back Maitland Road
Old schoolhouse on Armstrong Lane and Back Maitland Road
Map of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania highlighting Decatur Township
Map of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania highlighting Decatur Township
Map of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
Map of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Mifflin
Settled 1763
Incorporated 1813
Government
 • Type Board of Supervisors
 • Chairman Rodney Goss
 • Vice-chairman Robert Rager
 • Supervisor Richard Fultz
Area[1]
 • Total 45.17 sq mi (116.99 km2)
 • Land 45.08 sq mi (116.75 km2)
 • Water 0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,137
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 3,087
 • Density 68.48/sq mi (26.44/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717
FIPS code 42-087-18464
Website Decatur Township

Decatur Township is a township in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,021 at the 2000 census. This township is named after war hero Stephen Decatur, Jr.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 45.2 square miles (117 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 3,137
Est. 2016 3,087 [2] −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,021 people, 1,114 households, and 885 families residing in the township. The population density was 66.8 people per square mile (25.8/km2). There were 1,237 housing units at an average density of 27.4/sq mi (10.6/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.81% White, 0.60% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

There were 1,114 households, out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.5% were non-families. 16.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the township the population was spread out, with 25.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 106.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,474, and the median income for a family was $42,206. Males had a median income of $30,906 versus $20,096 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,248. About 5.6% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.9% of those under age 18 and 3.8% 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. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°45′00″N 77°21′59″W / 40.75000°N 77.36639°W / 40.75000; -77.36639