Eldred Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

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Eldred Township,
Jefferson County,
Clear Creek State Forest
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Eldred Township
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Eldred Township
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Jefferson
Settled 1828
Incorporated 1836
 • Total 46.6 sq mi (121 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,277
 • Density 27.4/sq mi (10.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Eldred Township is a township in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,277 at the 2000 census. It was named for Hon. Nathaniel B. Eldred, President Judge of the judicial district of which Jefferson County was a part.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 46.6 square miles (121 km2), all of it land. There are two unincorporated villages, Sigel and Howe, located in the township.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,277 people, 501 households, and 381 families residing in the township. The population density was 27.4 people per square mile (10.6/km²). There were 873 housing units at an average density of 18.7/sq mi (7.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.37% White, 0.16% Native American, 0.08% Asian, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.16% of the population.

There were 501 households, out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.1% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the township the population was spread out, with 22.8% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 105.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,205, and the median income for a family was $38,945. Males had a median income of $30,809 versus $21,976 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,596. About 5.7% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ McKnight, William James (1917). Historical. J.H. Beers. p. 457. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 41°16′00″N 79°04′59″W / 41.26667°N 79.08306°W / 41.26667; -79.08306