Franklin Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

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Franklin Township,
Susquehanna County,
Pennsylvania
Township
Fall Brook, Salt Springs State Park, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania (16 March 2008).jpg
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Susquehanna
Coordinates 41°52′29″N 75°49′59″W / 41.87472°N 75.83306°W / 41.87472; -75.83306Coordinates: 41°52′29″N 75°49′59″W / 41.87472°N 75.83306°W / 41.87472; -75.83306
Area 23.8 sq mi (61.6 km2)
 - land 23.7 sq mi (61 km2)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 0.42%
Population 937 (2010)
Density 39.5/sq mi (15.3/km2)
Settled 1797
 - Incorporated 1835
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 570
Map of Susquehanna County Pennsylvania highlighting Franklin Township.PNG
Location of Franklin Township in Susquehanna County
Franklin Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Franklin Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
Location of Franklin Township in Pennsylvania
Website: franklintwp.info

Franklin Township is a township in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 937 at the 2010 census. Salt Springs State Park, a Pennsylvania state park, is in Franklin Township.

History[edit]

Franklin Township was formed from the south part of Lawsville Township and north part of Bridgewater Township in May 1835.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 23.8 square miles (62 km2), of which, 23.7 square miles (61 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.42%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 938 people, 362 households, and 274 families residing in the township. The population density was 39.4 people per square mile (15.2/km²). There were 484 housing units at an average density of 20.3/sq mi (7.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.72% White, 0.21% African American, 0.21% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 362 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,125, and the median income for a family was $34,167. Males had a median income of $26,776 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,866. About 6.4% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 937 people, 371 households, and 286 families residing in the township. The population density was 39.5 people per square mile (15.3/km²). There were 488 housing units at an average density of 20.6/sq mi (8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.9% White, 0.1% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 371 households out of which 28% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 60.5% from 18 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.3 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,833, and the median income for a family was $52,708. Males had a median income of $39,583 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,069. About 6.7% of families and 9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Township Incorporations, 1790 to 1853". Susquehanna County Historical Society. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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