Harford Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

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Harford Township,
Pennsylvania
Township
Harford Susque Co PA little house.jpg
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Coordinates: 41°44′00″N 75°41′59″W / 41.73333°N 75.69972°W / 41.73333; -75.69972Coordinates: 41°44′00″N 75°41′59″W / 41.73333°N 75.69972°W / 41.73333; -75.69972
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Susquehanna
Settled 1790
Incorporated 1808
Area[1]
 • Total 33.27 sq mi (86.16 km2)
 • Land 32.88 sq mi (85.16 km2)
 • Water 0.39 sq mi (1.00 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,430
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 1,348
 • Density 41.00/sq mi (15.83/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 18823
Area code(s) 570
FIPS code 42-115-32568
Website harfordtwp.org/index.htm

Harford Township is a township in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,430 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.3 square miles (86 km2), of which, 32.9 square miles (85 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (1.23%) is water.

History[edit]

In 1808, Harford Township was formed from the north part of Nicholson Township in what was then Luzerne County.[3]

The offices of the Harford Historical Society are located in Harford in a building that was used by the Harford Soldiers' Orphan School from 1865 to 1902 to house and school destitute children of Civil War veterans. The Orphan School was built on the campus of the former Franklin Academy (from 1836), later Harford University, which had been founded in 1817.[4][5]

The village of Kingsley, within Harford Township, was named after original settler and Revolutionary War veteran Rufus Kingsley.[4]

In 1865, residents in the village of Harford (within Harford Township) circulated a petition to formally incorporate their village as a borough but the petition was denied by the state.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 1,430
Est. 2016 1,348 [2] −5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2010, there were 1,430 people, 597 households, and 412 families residing in the township. The population density was 43.5 people per square mile (16.8/km²). There were 767 housing units at an average density of 23.3/sq mi (9.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.8% White, 0.05% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 597 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58% were married couples living together, 6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 59.3% from 18 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $53,600, and the median income for a family was $60,313. Males had a median income of $45,673 versus $26,515 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,006. About 3% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

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. ^ "Township Incorporations, 1790 to 1853". Susquehanna County Historical Society. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "Harford Township". Susquehanna County Historical Society. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "An Early History of Harford Township". Harford Twp. Retrieved 8 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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