Susquehanna Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania

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Susquehanna Township,
Juniata County,
North Oriental Covered Bridge
Map of Juniata County, Pennsylvania highlighting Susquehanna Township
Map of Juniata County, Pennsylvania highlighting Susquehanna Township
Map of Juniata County, Pennsylvania
Map of Juniata County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Juniata
Settled 1755
Incorporated 1858
 • Total 16.5 sq mi (42.7 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,261
 • Density 76.5/sq mi (29.5/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717

Susquehanna Township is a township in Juniata County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,261 at the 2000 census.


The East Oriental Covered Bridge and North Oriental Covered Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 16.5 square miles (42.7 km²), all of it land.

Susquehanna Township is bordered by Monroe Township and Snyder County to the north. The Susquehanna River forms the eastern boundary with Northumberland County. Susquehanna Township is bordered by Perry County to the south and Greenwood Township to the south.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,261 people, 403 households, and 336 families residing in the township. The population density was 76.5 people per square mile (29.5/km²). There were 444 housing units at an average density of 26.9/sq mi (10.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.41% White, 0.24% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.08% Asian, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.08% of the population.

There were 403 households, out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.7% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.6% were non-families. 12.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township the population was spread out, with 23.8% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,598, and the median income for a family was $42,885. Males had a median income of $30,313 versus $24,091 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,890. About 4.3% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.


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

Coordinates: 40°37′00″N 77°00′59″W / 40.61667°N 77.01639°W / 40.61667; -77.01639