Porter Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

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Porter Township,
Jefferson County,
Pennsylvania
Township
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Porter Township
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Porter Township
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Jefferson
Settled 1803
Incorporated 1840
Government
 • Type A Township of the Second Class, having a three member board of Supervisors
Area
 • Total 17.7 sq mi (46 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 282
 • Density 15.9/sq mi (6.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Porter Township is a township in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 282 at the 2000 census.

Porter Township was organized in 1840, and was named for Governor of Pennsylvania David R. Porter.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 17.7 square miles (45.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 282 people, 110 households, and 85 families residing in the township. The population density was 15.9 people per square mile (6.1/km²). There were 137 housing units at an average density of 7.7/sq mi (3.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White.

There were 110 households, out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the township the population was spread out, with 24.1% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $28,214, and the median income for a family was $29,500. Males had a median income of $28,393 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $12,800. About 7.7% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.8% of those under the age of 18 and 14.3% of those 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ McKnight, William James (1917). Historical. J.H. Beers. p. 473. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°56′17″N 79°10′12″W / 40.93806°N 79.17000°W / 40.93806; -79.17000