Howe Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania
Map of Perry County, Pennsylvania highlighting Howe Township
Map of Perry County, Pennsylvania
|• Total||8.6 sq mi (22.4 km2)|
|• Land||8.2 sq mi (21.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.4 sq mi (1.2 km2)|
|• Density||60.1/sq mi (23.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 8.6 square miles (22 km2), of which, 8.2 square miles (21 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (5.20%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 493 people, 201 households, and 144 families residing in the township. The population density was 60.1 people per square mile (23.2/km²). There were 275 housing units at an average density of 33.5/sq mi (12.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.77% White, 0.20% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.41% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.61% of the population.
There were 201 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% 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 2.79.
In the township the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 109.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.8 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $46,563, and the median income for a family was $46,875. Males had a median income of $38,542 versus $25,962 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,521. About 4.8% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.