Kingsley Township, Forest County, Pennsylvania

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Kingsley Township,
Pennsylvania
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Map of Forest County, Pennsylvania highlighting Kingsley Township
Map of Forest County, Pennsylvania highlighting Kingsley Township
Map of Forest County, Pennsylvania
Map of Forest County, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyForest
Settled1860
Incorporated1866
Government
 • TypeBoard of Supervisors
Area
 • Total61.26 sq mi (158.65 km2)
 • Land60.83 sq mi (157.54 km2)
 • Water0.43 sq mi (1.11 km2)
Population
 • Total363
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
331
 • Density5.44/sq mi (2.10/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)814
FIPS code42-053-39760
Historical population
Census Pop.
2000261
201036339.1%
Est. 2016331[2]−8.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Kingsley Township is a township in Forest County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 363 at the 2010 census,[4] up from 261 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

The township is in the center of Forest County, extending north to the Warren County line and reaching south to a point just north of the Clarion County line. Tionesta Creek, a tributary of the Allegheny River, crosses the township from northeast to southwest and is partially followed by Pennsylvania Route 666. Unincorporated communities in the township include Mayburg, Whig Hill, Kellettville, Crystal Springs, and Starr.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 61.3 square miles (158.7 km2), of which 60.8 square miles (157.5 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km2), or 0.70%, is water.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 261 people, 119 households, and 79 families residing in the township. The population density was 4.2 people per square mile (1.6/km²). There were 1,294 housing units at an average density of 21.1/sq mi (8.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.32% White, 0.38% African American, 0.77% Native American, 0.38% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.77% of the population.

There were 119 households, out of which 21.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the township the population was spread out, with 19.9% under the age of 18, 1.9% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 31.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $23,646, and the median income for a family was $24,167. Males had a median income of $31,563 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the township was $12,307. About 9.4% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 2.5% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  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), Kingsley Township, Forest County, Pennsylvania". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 41°29′30″N 79°27′29″W / 41.49167°N 79.45806°W / 41.49167; -79.45806