Gaskill Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

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Gaskill Township, Pennsylvania
Township
Wooded scene along Winslow Road
Wooded scene along Winslow Road
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Gaskill Township
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Gaskill Township
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Jefferson
Settled 1818
Incorporated 1842
Area[1]
 • Total 21.50 sq mi (55.67 km2)
 • Land 21.38 sq mi (55.36 km2)
 • Water 0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 708
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 690
 • Density 32.28/sq mi (12.46/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 42-065-28592

Gaskill Township is a township in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 671 at the 2000 census. It was named for the Hon. Charles C. Gaskill, agent of the Holland Land Company.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.5 square miles (56 km2), of which, 21.5 square miles (56 km2) of it is land and 0.05% is water.

History[edit]

Gaskill was founded in 1841, from a portion of Young Township.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 708
Est. 2016 690 [2] −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 671 people, 247 households, and 189 families residing in the township. The population density was 31.2 people per square mile (12.0/km²). There were 327 housing units at an average density of 15.2/sq mi (5.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.11% White, 0.15% Asian, 0.45% Pacific Islander, and 0.30% from two or more races.

There were 247 households, out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% 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 2.98.

In the township the population was spread out, with 24.9% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $30,536, and the median income for a family was $36,563. Males had a median income of $29,444 versus $16,719 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,649. About 7.6% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 6.7% 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. ^ McKnight, William James (1917). Historical. J.H. Beers. p. 479. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°57′00″N 78°52′59″W / 40.95000°N 78.88306°W / 40.95000; -78.88306