Liberty Township, Montour County, Pennsylvania

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Liberty Township,
Mountour County,
A farm in the township
A farm in the township
Map of Montour County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Liberty Township
Map of Montour County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Liberty Township
Map of Montour County, Pennsylvania
Map of Montour County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montour
Settled 1771
Incorporated 1816
 • Total 27.5 sq mi (71.1 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,476
 • Density 53.8/sq mi (20.8/km2)

Liberty Township is a township in Montour County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,476 at the 2000 census.


The Gottlieb Brown Covered Bridge, Keefer Covered Bridge No. 7, and Mooresburg School are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]


Scenery of Liberty Township, Montour County, Pennsylvania near the Gottlieb Brown Covered Bridge

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 27.5 square miles (71.1 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,476 people, 556 households, and 429 families residing in the township. The population density was 53.8 people per square mile (20.8/km2). There were 593 housing units at an average density of 21.6/sq mi (8.3/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.98% White, 0.27% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.20% of the population.

There were 556 households, out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.2% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the township the population was spread out, with 25.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $43,500, and the median income for a family was $49,250. Males had a median income of $31,711 versus $23,920 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,986. About 2.1% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

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

Coordinates: 41°01′00″N 76°42′59″W / 41.01667°N 76.71639°W / 41.01667; -76.71639