Oliver Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania

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Oliver Township,
Perry County,
Fleisher Covered Bridge
Map of Perry County, Pennsylvania highlighting Oliver Township
Map of Perry County, Pennsylvania highlighting Oliver Township
Map of Perry County, Pennsylvania
Map of Perry County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Perry
Settled 1788
Incorporated 1837
 • Type Board of Supervisors
 • Chairman James Spotts
 • Vice-chairman Lee Morrison
 • Supervisor Joseph Baker
 • Total 8.54 sq mi (22.10 km2)
 • Land 8.23 sq mi (21.33 km2)
 • Water 0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,931
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 1,935
 • Density 235.00/sq mi (90.73/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 717
FIPS code 42-099-56728
Website Oliver Township

Oliver Township is a township in Perry County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,931 at the 2010 census.[3]


The Bridge in Newport Borough, Fleisher Covered Bridge, and Newport Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 8.6 square miles (22.1 km²), of which, 8.3 square miles (21.4 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (3.16%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,935[2]0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 2,061 people, 811 households, and 603 families residing in the township. The population density was 249.1 people per square mile (96.1/km²). There were 858 housing units at an average density of 103.7/sq mi (40.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.96% White, 0.68% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

There were 811 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,063, and the median income for a family was $44,375. Males had a median income of $32,311 versus $28,542 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,295. About 10.4% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ "2010 Population Finder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°28′00″N 77°06′59″W / 40.46667°N 77.11639°W / 40.46667; -77.11639