Oliver Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

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Oliver Township,
Jefferson County,
Coolspring General Store
Coolspring General Store
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, highlighting Oliver Township
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, highlighting Oliver Township
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Jefferson
Settled 1822
Incorporated 1851
 • Type A Township of the Second Class, having a three member board of Supervisors
 • Total 30.4 sq mi (79 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,129
 • Density 37.1/sq mi (14.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Oliver Township is a township in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,129 at the 2000 census. It was named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.4 square miles (78.7 km²), all of it land.


At the 2000 census,[2] there were 1,129 people, 438 households and 332 families residing in the township. The population density was 37.1 per square mile (14.3/km²). There were 518 housing units at an average density of 17.0/sq mi (6.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.96% White, 0.27% African American, 0.89% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.44% from other races and 0.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 438 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.9% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.97.

22.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median household income was $32,125 and the median family income was $38,309. Males had a median income of $27,500 and females $20,114. The per capita income was $15,308. About 5.0% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ McKnight, William James (1917). Historical. J.H. Beers. p. 504. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 

Coordinates: 41°01′19″N 79°03′55″W / 41.02194°N 79.06528°W / 41.02194; -79.06528