Spring Creek Township, Elk County, Pennsylvania

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Spring Creek Township,
Elk County,
Site of the ghost town of Irwintown
Site of the ghost town of Irwintown
Location in Elk County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Elk County and the state of Pennsylvania.
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedBefore 1843
 • Total64.35 sq mi (166.65 km2)
 • Land63.63 sq mi (164.81 km2)
 • Water0.71 sq mi (1.85 km2)
 • Total233
 • Estimate 
 • Density3.47/sq mi (1.34/km2)
FIPS code42-047-72928

Spring Creek Township is a township in Elk County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 233 at the 2010 census.[3]


The Lake City School was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[4]


The township is in the southwest part of Elk County and is bordered by Jefferson County to the southwest. The Clarion River crosses the township from east to west. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 64.4 square miles (166.7 km2), of which 63.6 square miles (164.8 km2) is land and 0.69 square miles (1.8 km2), or 1.11%, is water.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016221[2]−5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 260 people, 111 households, and 77 families residing in the township. The population density was 4.1 people per square mile (1.6/km²). There were 634 housing units at an average density of 10.0/sq mi (3.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.23% White, and 0.77% from two or more races.

There were 111 households, out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the township the population was spread out, with 23.1% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 111.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 119.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $25,179, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $22,159 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,383. About 2.8% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 4.8% of those sixty five or over.


  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): Spring Creek township, Elk County, Pennsylvania". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 41°20′00″N 78°49′59″W / 41.33333°N 78.83306°W / 41.33333; -78.83306