Madison Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania

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Madison Township,
Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 9
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania highlighting Madison Township
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania highlighting Madison Township
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyArmstrong
Settled1824
Incorporated1837
Area
 • Total30.92 sq mi (80.07 km2)
 • Land30.03 sq mi (77.78 km2)
 • Water0.89 sq mi (2.30 km2)
Population
 • Total820
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
781
 • Density26.01/sq mi (10.04/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code42-005-46456

Madison Township is a township in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 820 at the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

The Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 9 and Bridge between Madison and Mahoning Townships are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

Madison Township appears in the 1876 Atlas of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.[5] Its early history is detailed in Robert Walter Smith's 1883 History of Armstrong County.[6]

Geography[edit]

Madison Township is located along the northern edge of Armstrong County and is bordered on three sides by waterways: Mahoning Creek to the south, the Allegheny River to the south and west, and Redbank Creek

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.9 square miles (80.1 km2), of which 30.0 square miles (77.8 km2) is land and 0.89 square miles (2.3 km2), or 2.87%, is water.[3]

Recreation[edit]

A portion of Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 287 is located in the south of Madison Township.[7][8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010820
Est. 2016781[2]−4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 943 people, 362 households, and 258 families residing in the township. The population density was 31.1 people per square mile (12.0/km²). There were 566 housing units at an average density of 18.7/sq mi (7.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.94% White, 0.42% African American, 0.11% Native American, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 362 households, out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.12.

The township median age of 38 years was less than that of the county median age of 40 years. The distribution by age group was 24.4% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 106.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $26,875, and the median income for a family was $35,156. Males had a median income of $30,227 versus $16,667 for females. The per capita income for the township was $12,583. About 14.5% of families and 19.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.1% of those under age 18 and 21.3% of those age 65 or over.

Cemeteries[edit]

  • Duncan Cemetery[11]
  • Kellersburg Lutheran Cemetery[12]
  • Kellersburg Methodist Cemetery[13]
  • Reynolds Cemetery[14]
  • Rimer Hill Cemetery[15]
  • Saint Marys Episcopal Cemetery[16]
  • Tidal Cemetery[17]
  • Widnoon Methodist Cemetery[18]

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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Madison township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  5. ^ "Atlas of Armstrong County Pennsylvania, page 49". Pomeroy, Whitman & Co. 1876. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  6. ^ Robert Walter Smith (1883). "History of Armstrong County Pennsylvania, Chapter 12, page 259" (PDF). Chicago: Waterman, Watkins. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  7. ^ https://viewer.nationalmap.gov/advanced-viewer/ The National Map, retrieved 24 October 2018
  8. ^ Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 287, retrieved 23 October 2018
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  11. ^ "Duncan Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  12. ^ "Kellersburg Lutheran Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  13. ^ "Kellersburg Methodist Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  14. ^ "Reynolds Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  15. ^ "Rimer Hill Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  16. ^ "Saint Marys Episcopal Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  17. ^ "Tidal Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  18. ^ "Widnoon Methodist Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.

Coordinates: 40°57′39″N 79°27′47″W / 40.96083°N 79.46306°W / 40.96083; -79.46306