Harris Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania

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Harris Township,
Penn-Roosevelt State Park in Harris Township
Penn-Roosevelt State Park in Harris Township
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania highlighting Harris Township
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania highlighting Harris Township
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Centre
Settled 1802
Incorporated 1835
 • Type Board of Supervisors
 • Chairman Dennis Hameister
 • Vice Chairman Bruce Lord
 • Supervisor Charles (Bud) Graham
 • Supervisor Nigel Wilson
 • Supervisor Frank Harden
 • Total 31.18 sq mi (80.75 km2)
 • Land 31.17 sq mi (80.73 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,873
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 5,635
 • Density 180.78/sq mi (69.80/km2)
Time zone EST
 • Summer (DST) EDT
ZIP code 16827
Area code(s) 814
FIPS code 42-027-32792
Website www.harristownship.org
Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20165,635[2]15.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Harris Township is a township in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. Boalsburg, a census-designated place (CDP), is located within the township. The population was 4,873 at the 2010 census,[4] which is a 4.6% increase since the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.2 square miles (80.8 km2), all of it land.[4]

Harris Township is bordered by Ferguson Township to the west, College Township to the north, Potter Township to the east and Huntingdon County to the south.


As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 4,873 people, 1,985 households, and 1,433 families residing in the township. The population density was 152.8 people per square mile (58.9/km²). There were 2,148 housing units at an average density of 67.3/sq mi (26.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.2% White, 1.9% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 1,985 households, out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.5% 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 2.86.

In the township the population was spread out, with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 34.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $68,920, and the median income for a family was $75,380. The per capita income for the township was $37,835. About 3.5% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and 3.4% 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". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Harris township, Centre County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 40°47′00″N 77°45′59″W / 40.78333°N 77.76639°W / 40.78333; -77.76639