Lower Mifflin Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

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Lower Mifflin Township, Pennsylvania
Township
Colonel Denning State Park
Map of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania highlighting Lower Mifflin Township
Map of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania highlighting Lower Mifflin Township
Map of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Map of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cumberland
Government
 • Type Board of Supervisors
Area
 • Total 23.9 sq mi (61.9 km2)
 • Land 23.8 sq mi (61.6 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,783
 • Density 75/sq mi (29.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717

Lower Mifflin Township is a township in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,783 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

The township is in northwestern Cumberland County, bordered to the north by Perry County. The county boundary follows the crest of Blue Mountain, which in this area makes a large double bend known as Doubling Gap. Colonel Denning State Park is located within the bend, in the valley of Doubling Gap Creek, which flows south out of the mountain area and across the township to Conodoguinet Creek, which forms the southern boundary of the township and is a tributary of the Susquehanna River.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76) crosses the southern end of the township, but with no direct access.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 23.9 square miles (61.9 km2), of which 23.8 square miles (61.6 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km2), or 0.58%, is water.[1]

Center Lutheran Church

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,620 people, 586 households, and 471 families residing in the township. The population density was 67.5 people per square mile (26.1/km²). There were 616 housing units at an average density of 25.7/sq mi (9.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.77% White, 0.56% African American, 0.06% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 586 households, out of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.1% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.5% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out, with 28.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,578, and the median income for a family was $43,846. Males had a median income of $31,528 versus $23,047 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,687. About 5.1% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Lower Mifflin township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°14′00″N 77°26′59″W / 40.23333°N 77.44972°W / 40.23333; -77.44972