Porter Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

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Porter Township,
Schuylkill County,
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Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Porter Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Porter Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
Settled 1774
Incorporated 1840
 • Total 18.1 sq mi (47 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,032
 • Density 112.3/sq mi (43.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Porter Township is a township in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,032 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 18.1 square miles (46.9 km²), of which, 18.1 square miles (46.9 km²) of it is land and 0.06% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,032 people, 851 households, and 622 families residing in the township. The population density was 112.3 people per square mile (43.4/km²). There were 921 housing units at an average density of 50.9/sq mi (19.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.61% White, 0.15% Asian, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 851 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,957, and the median income for a family was $43,684. Males had a median income of $31,418 versus $21,705 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,373. About 4.2% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°36′00″N 76°31′59″W / 40.60000°N 76.53306°W / 40.60000; -76.53306