Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania

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Gregg Township,
Centre County,
Near US 322 in the Seven Mountains
Near US 322 in the Seven Mountains
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania highlighting Gregg Township
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania highlighting Gregg Township
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Centre
Settled 1766
Incorporated 1826
 • Type Board of Supervisors
 • Chair Keri Miller
 • Vice-Chair Douglas Bierly
 • Roadmaster Brandon Ripka
 • Constable Casey Grove
 • Total 46.76 sq mi (121.11 km2)
 • Land 46.75 sq mi (121.09 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,405
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 2,411
 • Density 51.57/sq mi (19.91/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 16875
Area code(s) 814
FIPS code 42-027-31472
Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 2,119
2010 2,405 13.5%
Est. 2016 2,411 [2] 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Gregg Township is a township in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,405 at the 2010 census.[4]


"Gregg Township was erected in November, 1826, out of portions of Potter, Miles and Haines townships and named in honor of Hon. Andrew Gregg,[5] a resident of the township who had been a member of Congress from 1791 for sixteen years and United States Senator from 1807 to 1813. Its earliest settlers were George Woods in 1774, and George McCormick who settled at Spring Mills in 1773 and built the first mill there. It is a rich agricultural township. Penn's creek rises in the northern portion, its source a miniature lake in a cave. Penns Cave is now a noted place of resort. Township post-offices are Spring Mills, Farmers Mills, and Penn Hall."[6]

The William Allison House and Maj. Jared B. Fisher House were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. Penn's Cave and Hotel was added in 1978.[7]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 46.8 square miles (121.1 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.02%, is water.[4]

Gregg Township is bordered by Walker Township to the north, Miles and Penn townships to the east, Mifflin County to the south and Potter Township to the west. It is part of the Penns Valley region of Centre County.


As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 2,119 people, 785 households, and 606 families residing in the township. The population density was 46.6 people per square mile (18.0/km²). There were 927 housing units at an average density of 20.4/sq mi (7.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.24% White, 0.14% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 785 households, out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.5% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.8% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the township the population was spread out, with 26.7% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,858, and the median income for a family was $44,063. Males had a median income of $29,702 versus $23,400 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,504. About 4.5% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Gregg township, Centre County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
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  7. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 40°53′00″N 77°37′59″W / 40.88333°N 77.63306°W / 40.88333; -77.63306