Warriors Mark Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

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Warriors Mark Township, Pennsylvania
Township
Birmingham Bridge over the Juniata River
Map of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Warriors Mark Township
Map of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Warriors Mark Township
Map of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Map of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Huntingdon
Area
 • Total 29.5 sq mi (76 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,796
 • Density 60.9/sq mi (23.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 16877
Area code(s) 814
Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 1,635
2010 1,796 9.8%

Warriors Mark Township is a township in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,796 at the 2010 census, a 9.8% increase over the 2000 census. It has been named the fastest growing township in Huntingdon County.

History[edit]

Warriors Mark Township is about 25 miles northwest of Huntingdon, in Huntingdon County and about 20 miles southwest of State College in Centre County. In 1768 the village of Warriors Mark was founded. Warriors Mark Township was formed in 1798 from Franklin Township. According to tradition, the name Warriors Mark comes from warriors of the Iroquois Federation marking trees midway between the current villages of Warriors Mark and Spring Mount on the Great Indian Warpath.[1]

The area is now experiencing a rapid growth in residential housing due to the expansion of the State College area economy.[1] An Agricultural Security Area was founded in 1989 in the township to protect farmland and covers 8,317 acres.[2]

The Birmingham Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 29.5 square miles (76.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 1,796 people, 701 households, and 529 families residing in the township. The population density was 60.9 people per square mile (23.5/km²). There were 754 housing units at an average density of 25.6/sq mi (9.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.9% White, 0.6% Black or African American, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 701 households, out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 18.8% 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 2.56 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the township the population was spread out, with 23.8% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 32.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $53,472, and the median income for a family was $58,182. The per capita income for the township was $26,181. About 6.2% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Warriors Mark, Huntingdon County, Township History". Warriors Mark. Retrieved 2016-09-03. 
  2. ^ "ASA Statistics". Warriors Mark Township, Huntingdon County. Retrieved 2016-09-03. 
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 40°42′30″N 78°06′59″W / 40.70833°N 78.11639°W / 40.70833; -78.11639