Washington Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

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Washington Township,
Jefferson County,
Pennsylvania
Township
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Washington Township
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Washington Township
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Jefferson
Settled 1824
Incorporated 1839
Government
 • Type A township of the second class, having a board of three supervisors.
Area
 • Total 47.8 sq mi (124 km2)
 • Land 47.5 sq mi (123 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,931
 • Density 40.6/sq mi (15.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Washington Township is a township in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,931 at the 2000 census. It was named for President George Washington.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 47.8 square miles (123.7 km²), of which, 47.5 square miles (123.1 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (0.50%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,931 people, 742 households, and 567 families residing in the township. The population density was 40.6 people per square mile (15.7/km²). There were 823 housing units at an average density of 17.3/sq mi (6.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.71% White, 0.31% African American, 0.10% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 742 households, out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.5% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the township the population was spread out, with 22.3% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,734, and the median income for a family was $40,227. Males had a median income of $29,352 versus $22,589 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,333. About 6.0% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.1% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation[edit]

DuBois Regional Airport is located in the township.[3]

Economy[edit]

When it existed, Crown Airways (Allegheny Commuter) was located in the township.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McKnight, William James (1917). Historical. J.H. Beers. p. 461. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Washington township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on February 14, 2010.
  4. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. March 22–28, 1995. 65.

Coordinates: 41°10′00″N 78°54′59″W / 41.16667°N 78.91639°W / 41.16667; -78.91639