Mahoning Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania

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Mahoning Township,
Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
The historic Bridge between Madison and Mahoning Townships
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania highlighting Mahoning Township
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania highlighting Mahoning Township
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyArmstrong
Settled1787
Incorporated1851
Area
 • Total25.22 sq mi (65.32 km2)
 • Land24.78 sq mi (64.19 km2)
 • Water0.44 sq mi (1.13 km2)
Population
 • Total1,425
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
1,358
 • Density54.80/sq mi (21.16/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code42-005-46632

Mahoning Township is a township in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,425 at the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

The Bridge between Madison and Mahoning Townships and Colwell Cut Viaduct are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

Mahoning 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]

Mahoning Township is located along the northern border of Armstrong County and is bordered by Clarion County to the north across the river

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 25.2 square miles (65.3 km2), of which 24.8 square miles (64.2 km2) is land and 0.42 square miles (1.1 km2), or 1.73%, is water.[3]

Recreation[edit]

Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 137 is located in the northern portion of Mahoning Township just outside of South Bethlehem near Redbank Creek.[7][8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
20101,425
Est. 20161,358[2]−4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 1,502 people, 607 households, and 449 families residing in the township. The population density was 60.5 people per square mile (23.3/km²). There were 667 housing units at an average density of 26.8/sq mi (10.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.20% White, 0.27% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% Pacific Islander, and 0.40% from two or more races.

There were 607 households, out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.90.

The township median age of 40 years was the same as the county median age of 40 years. The distribution by age group was 23.8% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $29,934, and the median income for a family was $35,337. Males had a median income of $26,891 versus $16,813 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,833. About 7.3% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

Cemeteries[edit]

  • Baptist Narrows Cemetery[11]
  • Colwell Cemetery[12]
  • Deanville Cemetery[13]
  • Mount Zion Cemetery[14]
  • Oakland Cemetery[15]
  • Putneyville Cemetery[16]
  • Smullin Cemetery[17]

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): Mahoning 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 52". Pomeroy, Whitman & Co. 1876. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  6. ^ Robert Walter Smith (1883). "History of Armstrong County Pennsylvania, Chapter 15, page 346" (PDF). Chicago: Waterman, Watkins. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  7. ^ https://viewer.nationalmap.gov/advanced-viewer/ The National Map, retrieved 22 October 2018
  8. ^ Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 137, 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. ^ "Baptist Narrows Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  12. ^ "Colwell Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  13. ^ "Deanville Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  14. ^ "Mount Zion Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  15. ^ "Oakland Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  16. ^ "Putneyville Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  17. ^ "Smullin Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.

Coordinates: 40°57′26″N 79°20′38″W / 40.95722°N 79.34389°W / 40.95722; -79.34389