Spruce Hill Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania

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Spruce Hill Township,
Academia Pomeroy Covered Bridge
Map of Juniata County, Pennsylvania highlighting Spruce Hill Township
Map of Juniata County, Pennsylvania highlighting Spruce Hill Township
Map of Juniata County, Pennsylvania
Map of Juniata County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Juniata
Settled 1762
Incorporated 1858
 • Total 21.75 sq mi (56.34 km2)
 • Land 21.75 sq mi (56.34 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 834
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 871
 • Density 40.04/sq mi (15.46/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717
FIPS code 42-067-73504

Spruce Hill Township is a township in Juniata County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 724 at the 2000 census.


The Academia Pomeroy Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.7 square miles (56.1 km²), all of it land.

Spruce Hill Township is bordered by Beale and Milford Townships to the north, Turbett Township to the east, Perry County to the south and Tuscarora Township to the west.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 834
Est. 2016 871 [2] 4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 724 people, 271 households, and 199 families residing in the township. The population density was 33.4 people per square mile (12.9/km²). There were 335 housing units at an average density of 15.5/sq mi (6.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.41% White, 1.93% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.55% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.80% of the population.

There were 271 households, out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% 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 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out, with 25.3% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 108.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,962, and the median income for a family was $40,547. Males had a median income of $33,929 versus $20,278 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,135. About 4.9% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°27′00″N 77°30′59″W / 40.45000°N 77.51639°W / 40.45000; -77.51639