Freeport Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania

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Freeport Township, Greene County,
Pennsylvania
Township
New Freeport Volunteer Fire Company
New Freeport Volunteer Fire Company
Location of Freeport Township in Greene County
Location of Freeport Township in Greene County
Location of Greene County in Pennsylvania
Location of Greene County in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Greene
Area
 • Total 8.1 sq mi (21.0 km2)
 • Land 8.1 sq mi (21.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 310
 • Density 38/sq mi (14.8/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 724
FIPS code 42-059-27800
Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 302
2010 310 2.6%

Freeport Township is a township in Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 310 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

The township is in southwestern Greene County and is bordered to the south by the state of West Virginia. New Freeport is the primary settlement in the township, located in the north along the Pennsylvania Fork of Fish Creek, a west-flowing tributary of the Ohio River. Garrison is an unincorporated community in the southern part of the township. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 8.1 square miles (21.0 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

New Freeport Cornet Band c. 1900

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 302 people, 115 households, and 84 families residing in the township. The population density was 34.9 people per square mile (13.5/km²). There were 142 housing units at an average density of 16.4/sq mi (6.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.34% White, 0.33% Native American, and 0.33% from two or more races.

There were 115 households, out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township the population was spread out, with 26.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 105.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $22,813, and the median income for a family was $24,844. Males had a median income of $24,844 versus $19,063 for females. The per capita income for the township was $11,731. About 27.3% of families and 33.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.0% of those under the age of 18 and 24.0% of those 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Freeport township, Greene County, Pennsylvania". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 


Coordinates: 39°44′00″N 80°24′59″W / 39.73333°N 80.41639°W / 39.73333; -80.41639