Greenwood Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania
|Greenwood Township, Crawford County,
Location of Greenwood Township in Crawford County
Location of Crawford County in Pennsylvania
|• Total||36.61 sq mi (94.81 km2)|
|• Land||36.43 sq mi (94.35 km2)|
|• Water||0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)|
|• Estimate (2016)||1,420|
|• Density||38.98/sq mi (15.05/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-5)|
Greenwood Township is in southern Crawford County, bordered to the south by Mercer County. It is bordered to the north by the Conneaut Outlet, a stream with associated wetlands flowing from Conneaut Lake towards French Creek, a tributary of the Allegheny River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.6 square miles (94.8 km2), of which 36.4 square miles (94.3 km2) is land and 0.19 square miles (0.5 km2), or 0.49%, is water. The township contains the unincorporated communities of Geneva in the north and Custards in the northeast.
Interstate 79 crosses the eastern side of the township, with access from Exit 141 (Pennsylvania Route 285) near Custards. U.S. Route 19, the Perry Highway, parallels I-79 to the west. From Exit 141, Meadville, the county seat, is 9 miles (14 km) to the north and Pittsburgh is 83 miles (134 km) to the south.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,487 people, 560 households, and 427 families residing in the township. The population density was 41.1 people per square mile (15.9/km²). There were 609 housing units at an average density of 16.8/sq mi (6.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.26% White, 0.20% African American, 0.20% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.20% of the population.
There were 560 households, out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the township the population was spread out, with 26.5% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $35,250, and the median income for a family was $38,977. Males had a median income of $31,154 versus $19,063 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,584. About 8.3% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.1% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.
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- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
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- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Greenwood township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.