Union Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania

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Union Township,
Centre County,
A farm in Union Township
A farm in Union Township
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania highlighting Union Township
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania highlighting Union Township
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Centre
Settled 1770
Incorporated 1850
 • Total 46.74 sq mi (121.06 km2)
 • Land 46.74 sq mi (121.06 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,383
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 1,416
 • Density 30.29/sq mi (11.70/km2)
FIPS code 42-027-78288
Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 1,200
2010 1,383 15.3%
Est. 2016 1,416 [2] 2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Union Township is a township in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,383 at the 2010 census,[4] up from 1,200 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 46.8 square miles (121.1 km2), all of it land.[4]

Union Township is bordered by Snow Shoe Township to the northwest, Boggs Township to the northeast, Benner Township to the southeast, Huston Township to the southwest, and Rush Township to the west.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,200 people, 448 households, and 361 families residing in the township. The population density was 25.8 people per square mile (10.0/km²). There were 506 housing units at an average density of 10.9/sq mi (4.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.00% White, 0.33% African American, 0.17% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

There were 448 households, out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the township the population was spread out, with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 110.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,806, and the median income for a family was $45,568. Males had a median income of $31,172 versus $22,734 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,468. About 6.3% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.1% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 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. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Union township, Centre County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°57′00″N 77°54′59″W / 40.95000°N 77.91639°W / 40.95000; -77.91639