Potter Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Raccoon Creek in Potter Township, near its mouth
Location in Beaver County and state of Pennsylvania
|• Total||6.9 sq mi (17.9 km2)|
|• Land||6.4 sq mi (16.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)|
|• Density||85/sq mi (32.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
According to a Monday, March 15, 2012, online Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article by Eric Schwartzel, "Shell Oil Co. announced it will build a massive petrochemical "cracker" plant in Potter, Beaver County, making Pennsylvania the winner in a tri-state competition for the billion-dollar operation. ..." Shell confirmed that it would build the plant on June 7th, 2016.
Potter Township is located in central Beaver County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 6.9 square miles (17.9 km2), of which 6.4 square miles (16.7 km2) is land and 0.46 square miles (1.2 km2), or 6.75%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 580 people, 210 households, and 168 families residing in the township. The population density was 94.6 people per square mile (36.5/km²). There were 222 housing units at an average density of 36.2/sq mi (14.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.14% White, 0.34% Native American, and 0.52% from two or more races.
There were 210 households, out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.0% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the township the population was spread out, with 23.3% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 105.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $48,438, and the median income for a family was $51,500. Males had a median income of $38,000 versus $19,219 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,451. About 1.7% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Potter township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
- DeLorme. Pennsylvania Atlas & Gazetteer. 8th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2003, 56. ISBN 0-89933-280-3.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.