Granville Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania

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Granville Township,
Mifflin County,
Pennsylvania
Part of the Juniata Division Canal
Map of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania highlighting Granville Township
Map of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania highlighting Granville Township
Map of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
Map of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyMifflin
Settled1755
Incorporated1833
Government
 • TypeBoard of Supervisors
 • ChairmanMark M. Ellinger
 • Vice-chairmanLynn E. Aurand
 • SupervisorWilliam W. Page
Area
 • Total41.15 sq mi (106.57 km2)
 • Land40.23 sq mi (104.19 km2)
 • Water0.92 sq mi (2.38 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total5,104
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
5,033
 • Density125.11/sq mi (48.30/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)717
FIPS code42-087-30480
WebsiteGranville Township
Local phone exchanges: 242, 247, 248, 363

Granville Township is a township in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,895 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

The Pennsylvania Main Line Canal, Juniata Division, Canal Section was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 40.9 square miles (106 km2), of which, 40.2 square miles (104 km2) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) of it (1.81%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
20105,104
Est. 20165,033[2]−1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 4,895 people, 1,971 households, and 1,452 families residing in the township. The population density was 121.9 people per square mile (47.1/km2). There were 2,110 housing units at an average density of 52.5/sq mi (20.3/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.77% White, 0.35% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.

There were 1,971 households, out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the township the population was spread out, with 22.4% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,690, and the median income for a family was $42,222. Males had a median income of $31,738 versus $19,362 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,807. About 6.1% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under age 18 and 8.7% 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. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  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°35′00″N 77°39′59″W / 40.58333°N 77.66639°W / 40.58333; -77.66639