Redbank Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania

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Redbank Township,
Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Mahoning Creek Dam; Redbank Township is to the left
Mahoning Creek Dam; Redbank Township is to the left
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania highlighting Redbank Township
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania highlighting Redbank Township
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyArmstrong
Settled1807
Incorporated1806
Area
 • Total32.59 sq mi (84.41 km2)
 • Land32.30 sq mi (83.66 km2)
 • Water0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
Population
 • Total1,064
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
1,017
 • Density31.48/sq mi (12.16/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code42-005-63712

Redbank Township is a township in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,064 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Redbank Township is located in the northeast corner of Armstrong County. Redbank Creek forms the northern boundary of the township (and the Clarion County boundary), and Mahoning Creek forms the southern boundary. The eastern boundary is with Jefferson County and a small portion of Indiana County. To the west is Mahoning Township of Armstrong County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.6 square miles (84.4 km2), of which 32.3 square miles (83.7 km2) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2), or 0.89%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
20101,064
Est. 20161,017[2]−4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,296 people, 435 households, and 331 families residing in the township. The population density was 40.1 people per square mile (15.5/km²). There were 510 housing units at an average density of 15.8/sq mi (6.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.07% White, 0.15% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.08% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.

There were 435 households, out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.05.

The township median age of 40 years was the same as the county median age of 40 years. The distribution by age group was 23.8% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $30,121, and the median income for a family was $33,625. Males had a median income of $26,848 versus $20,188 for females. The per capita income for the township was $12,384. About 10.9% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Red Bank Township appears in the 1876 Atlas of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.[6] Its early history is detailed in Robert Walter Smith's 1883 History of Armstrong County.[7]

Cemeteries[edit]

  • Copenhaver Crossroads Cemetery[8]
  • Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery[9]
  • Mount Tabor Cemetery[10]
  • Mudlic Cemetery[11]
  • New Salem Cemetery[12]
  • Trinity Reformed Cemetery[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Redbank township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Atlas of Armstrong County Pennsylvania, page 67". Pomeroy, Whitman & Co. 1876. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  7. ^ Robert Walter Smith (1883). "History of Armstrong County Pennsylvania, Chapter 7, page 186" (PDF). Chicago: Waterman, Watkins. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Copenhaver Crossroads Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  9. ^ "Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  10. ^ "Mount Tabor Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  11. ^ "Mudlic Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  12. ^ "New Salem Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  13. ^ "Trinity Reformed Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.

Coordinates: 40°58′35″N 79°14′40″W / 40.97639°N 79.24444°W / 40.97639; -79.24444