Perry Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

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Perry Township,
Jefferson County,
Pennsylvania
Township
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Perry Township
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Perry Township
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Jefferson
Settled 1809
Incorporated 1818
Government
 • Type A Township of the Second Class, having a three member board of Supervisors
Area
 • Total 28.7 sq mi (74 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,289
 • Density 44.9/sq mi (17.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Perry Township is a township in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,289 at the 2000 census. It was named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 28.7 square miles (74.4 km²), of which, 28.7 square miles (74.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.10%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,289 people, 498 households, and 369 families residing in the township. The population density was 44.9 people per square mile (17.3/km²). There were 557 housing units at an average density of 19.4/sq mi (7.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.61% White, 0.08% Asian, and 0.31% from two or more races.

There were 498 households, out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the township the population was spread out, with 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 107.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,595, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $20,789 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,962. About 5.6% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ McKnight, William James (1917). Historical. J.H. Beers. p. 418. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°56′43″N 79°07′31″W / 40.94528°N 79.12528°W / 40.94528; -79.12528