Shirley Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

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Shirley Township, Pennsylvania
The Lewis Smalley Farmhouse, built 1794
The Lewis Smalley Farmhouse, built 1794
Map of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Shirley Township
Map of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Shirley Township
Map of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Map of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Huntingdon
 • Total 58.5 sq mi (152 km2)
 • Land 58.2 sq mi (151 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,524
 • Density 43.4/sq mi (16.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 17066, 17260
Area code(s) 814
School District: Mount Union Area School District
Local phone exchanges: 447, 448, 542, 543
Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 2,526
2010 2,524 −0.1%

Shirley Township is a township in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,524 at the 2010 census.[1]


The Runk Bridge and Lewis Smalley Homestead are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

Municipal Office[edit]

Shirley Township Municipal Building is located at 15480 Croghan Pike, Shirleysburg, PA 17260 (between Allenport and Shirleysburg). Its office hours are currently Monday through Friday from 8 am until 12 pm.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 58.5 square miles (151.6 km²), of which, 58.2 square miles (150.8 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (0.56%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,526 people, 988 households, and 728 families residing in the township. The population density was 43.4 people per square mile (16.8/km²). There were 1,272 housing units at an average density of 21.8/sq mi (8.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.50% White, 0.63% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.28% Asian, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

There were 988 households, out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the township the population was spread out, with 23.6% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,366, and the median income for a family was $36,386. Males had a median income of $30,662 versus $19,115 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,757. About 8.3% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.2% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.


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  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 40°21′00″N 77°44′58″W / 40.35000°N 77.74944°W / 40.35000; -77.74944