Valley Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania

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Valley Township,
Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Cowanshannock Creek floodplain
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania highlighting Valley Township
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania highlighting Valley Township
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyArmstrong
Settled1807
Incorporated1855
Area
 • Total14.74 sq mi (38.19 km2)
 • Land14.74 sq mi (38.19 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 • Total656
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
639
 • Density43.34/sq mi (16.73/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code42-005-79528

Valley Township is a township in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 656 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Valley Township is located in central Armstrong County. Cowanshannock Creek,[4] a tributary of the Allegheny River, flows through the southern part of the township. The largest settlement is the unincorporated community of West Valley.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 14.7 square miles (38.2 km2), all of it land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010656
Est. 2016639[2]−2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 681 people, 262 households, and 210 families residing in the township. The population density was 46.2 people per square mile (17.9/km²). There were 298 housing units at an average density of 20.2/sq mi (7.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.97% White, 0.15% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.44% Asian, and 0.29% from two or more races.

There were 262 households, out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.9% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.4% 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 2.91.

The township median age of 39 years was slightly less than the county median age of 40 years. The distribution by age group was 23.5% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $46,071. Males had a median income of $29,444 versus $20,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,664. About 6.9% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Valley Township appears in the 1876 Atlas of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.[7] Its early history is detailed in Robert Walter Smith's 1883 History of Armstrong County.[8]

Cemeteries[edit]

  • Mount Union Davis Cemetery[9]
  • Pine Creek Methodist Cemetery[10]

References[edit]

  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): Valley township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  4. ^ "Cowanshannock Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-11-16.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Atlas of Armstrong County Pennsylvania, page 77". Pomeroy, Whitman & Co. 1876. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  8. ^ Robert Walter Smith (1883). "History of Armstrong County Pennsylvania, Chapter 17, page 391". Chicago: Waterman, Watkins. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Mount Union Davis Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  10. ^ "Pine Creek Methodist Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.

Coordinates: 40°49′27″N 79°24′57″W / 40.82417°N 79.41583°W / 40.82417; -79.41583