Reade Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania

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Reade Township, Pennsylvania
Township
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania highlighting Reade Township
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania highlighting Reade Township
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cambria
Incorporated 1879
Area
 • Total 38.68 sq mi (100.18 km2)
 • Land 38.66 sq mi (100.14 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,619
 • Density 42/sq mi (16.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 814

Reade Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,619 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

The township is in the northeast corner of Cambria County and is bordered by Clearfield County to the north and Blair County to the east. Clearfield Creek, a north-flowing tributary of the West Branch Susquehanna River, forms the western boundary of the township. The unincorporated community of Blandburg is located just east of the center of the township. Blandburg is about 14 miles (23 km) north of Altoona.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 38.7 square miles (100.2 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.04%, is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,764 people, 623 households, and 457 families residing in the township. The population density was 45.2 people per square mile (17.5/km²). There were 726 housing units at an average density of 18.6/sq mi (7.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.87% White, 0.23% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.11% Pacific Islander, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.17% of the population.

There were 623 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $25,903, and the median income for a family was $29,464. Males had a median income of $25,647 versus $17,292 for females. The per capita income for the township was $10,989. About 13.2% of families and 18.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 40°41′37″N 78°27′37″W / 40.69361°N 78.46028°W / 40.69361; -78.46028