Pine Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania

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Pine Township,
Columbia County,
Pennsylvania
Township
Scenery of Pine Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Scenery of Pine Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania highlighting Pine Township
Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania highlighting Pine Township
Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Columbia
Settled 1796
Incorporated 1853
Area
 • Total 26.5 sq mi (68.6 km2)
 • Land 26.4 sq mi (68.5 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,046
 • Density 40/sq mi (15.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 570

Pine Township is a township in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,046 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

Pine Township remained without settlers for a longer time than the neighboring townships. However, by the early 1800s, there was a tannery and a sawmill in the township.[2]

Covered bridges[edit]

The Sam Eckman Covered Bridge No. 92, Jud Christie Covered Bridge No. 95, Creasyville Covered Bridge, and Shoemaker Covered Bridge were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[3]

Geography[edit]

Pine Township is located along the northwestern boundary of Columbia County, adjacent to Lycoming County. The southeast border of the township follows Little Fishing Creek, which flows south towards the Susquehanna River. The unincorporated community of Pine Summit is located in the southwest part of the township, along Pennsylvania Route 442.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 26.5 square miles (68.6 km2), of which 26.4 square miles (68.5 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.20%, is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,092 people, 404 households, and 324 families residing in the township. The population density was 41.1 people per square mile (15.9/km²). There were 483 housing units at an average density of 18.2/sq mi (7.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.36% White, 0.09% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.18% of the population.

There were 404 households, out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.6% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the township the population was spread out, with 25.1% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,375, and the median income for a family was $41,750. Males had a median income of $30,750 versus $21,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,621. About 4.7% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 21.2% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Pine township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.pa-roots.com/columbia/history/chapter15.html
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 41°15′01″N 76°27′29″W / 41.25028°N 76.45806°W / 41.25028; -76.45806