Porter Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

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Porter Township,
Huntingdon County,
Fields east of Alexandria
Fields east of Alexandria
Map of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Porter Township
Map of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Porter Township
Map of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Map of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Huntingdon
 • Total 35.6 sq mi (92 km2)
 • Land 35.4 sq mi (92 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,968
 • Density 54.2/sq mi (20.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 16611, 16652
Area code(s) 814
School District: Juniata Valley School District
Local phone exchanges: 641, 643, 644, 669
Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 1,917
2010 1,968 2.7%

Porter Township is a township in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,968 at the 2010 census.[1]


The Juniata Iron Works, Barree Forge and Furnace, and Pulpit Rocks are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92.3 km²), of which, 35.4 square miles (91.6 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (0.67%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,917 people, 768 households, and 565 families residing in the township. The population density was 54.2 people per square mile (20.9/km²). There were 870 housing units at an average density of 24.6/sq mi (9.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.27% White, 0.21% African American, 0.10% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

There were 768 households, out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the township the population was spread out, with 23.7% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,145, and the median income for a family was $43,813. Males had a median income of $30,863 versus $23,819 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,764. About 8.3% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml#
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°29′59″N 78°04′59″W / 40.49972°N 78.08306°W / 40.49972; -78.08306