Tuscarora Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania
Wesley Chapel, built 1867, in Reeds Gap
Map of Juniata County, Pennsylvania highlighting Tuscarora Township
Map of Juniata County, Pennsylvania
|• Type||Board of Supervisors|
|• Chairman||William Darrow|
|• Vice Chairman||Hrentz|
|• Total||47.21 sq mi (122.29 km2)|
|• Land||47.21 sq mi (122.28 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|• Estimate (2016)||1,249|
|• Density||26.45/sq mi (10.21/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 47.4 square miles (122.8 km²), all of it land.
Tuscarora Township is bordered by Mifflin County to the north, Milford, Beale and Spruce Hill Townships to the east, Perry County to the south and Lack Township to the west. The census-designated place of East Waterford is in the southeastern part of the county along Pennsylvania Route 75.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,159 people, 445 households, and 335 families residing in the township. The population density was 24.5 people per square mile (9.4/km²). There were 647 housing units at an average density of 13.7/sq mi (5.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.88% White, 0.17% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.26% Asian, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.
There were 445 households, out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the township the population was spread out, with 24.0% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 108.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.8 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $31,471, and the median income for a family was $37,614. Males had a median income of $26,714 versus $18,594 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,264. About 7.7% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.