Porter Township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania

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Porter Township,
Clinton County,
A farm in the Nittany Valley in the township
A farm in the Nittany Valley in the township
Location in Clinton County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Clinton County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Clinton
Settled 1795
Incorporated 1840
 • Total 25.67 sq mi (66.49 km2)
 • Land 25.55 sq mi (66.19 km2)
 • Water 0.12 sq mi (0.30 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,460
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 1,497
 • Density 58.58/sq mi (22.62/km2)
FIPS code 42-035-62152
Website portertownshippa.com

Porter Township is a township in Clinton County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,460 at the 2010 census.[3]


Porter Township is located in southern Clinton County and is bordered to the southwest by Centre County. The unincorporated community of Lamar is in the western part of the township next to the county line. Interstate 80 passes through the township, with access from Exit 173 (Pennsylvania Route 64).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 25.7 square miles (66.5 km2), of which 25.6 square miles (66.2 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), or 0.45%, is water.[3]


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,419 people, 559 households, and 427 families residing in the township. The population density was 55.3 people per square mile (21.3/km²). There were 615 housing units at an average density of 23.9/sq mi (9.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.37% White, 0.07% African American, 0.14% Asian, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.35% of the population.

There were 559 households, out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.5% 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 2.89.

In the township the population was spread out, with 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.1 males.

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,497[2]2.5%

The median income for a household in the township was $35,833, and the median income for a family was $41,125. Males had a median income of $29,866 versus $20,720 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,161. About 7.6% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.9% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.


  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 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Porter township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Clinton County Comprehensive Plan" (PDF). Clinton County, Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2007-09-19. 
  6. ^ "Population Change 1990–2000: Pennsylvania". Pennsylvania State Data Center. Archived from the original on 2007-11-17. Retrieved 2007-09-19. 

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Coordinates: 41°02′30″N 77°31′29″W / 41.04167°N 77.52472°W / 41.04167; -77.52472