Sandy Creek Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania
|Sandy Creek Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania|
Location of Sandy Creek Township in Mercer County
Location of Mercer County in Pennsylvania
|• Total||16.2 sq mi (42 km2)|
|• Land||15.9 sq mi (41 km2)|
|• Water||0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)|
|• Density||49/sq mi (19/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-5)|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 16.2 square miles (42.0 km2), of which, 15.9 square miles (41.3 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km2) of it (1.79%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 848 people, 324 households, and 246 families residing in the township. The population density was 53.2 people per square mile (20.5/km2). There were 350 housing units at an average density of 22.0/sq mi (8.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 99.17% White, 0.24% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% Asian, and 0.35% from two or more races.
There were 324 households, out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the township the population was spread out, with 21.9% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 103.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.2 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $40,132. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,986. About 6.0% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.