Jackson Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania

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Jackson Township,
Perry County,
Book's Covered Bridge
Map of Perry County, Pennsylvania highlighting Jackson Township
Map of Perry County, Pennsylvania highlighting Jackson Township
Map of Perry County, Pennsylvania
Map of Perry County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Perry
Settled 1755
Incorporated 1844
 • Total 37.3 sq mi (96.7 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 525
 • Density 14.1/sq mi (5.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717

Jackson Township is a township in Perry County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 547 at the 2010 census.[1]


The Israel and Samuel Lupfer Tannery Site and House, Book's Covered Bridge, Mount Pleasant Covered Bridge, and New Germantown Covered Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 37.3 square miles (97 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 525 people, 182 households, and 143 families residing in the township. The population density was 14.1 people per square mile (5.4/km²). There were 264 housing units at an average density of 7.1/sq mi (2.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.05% White, 0.19% African American, 0.19% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 182 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 111.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,054, and the median income for a family was $39,821. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $17,679 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,005. About 11.6% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.7% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2010 Population Finder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°14′30″N 77°29′29″W / 40.24167°N 77.49139°W / 40.24167; -77.49139