Young Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

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Young Township,
Jefferson County,
Pennsylvania
Township
Punxsutawney Phil emerges on Groundhog Day 2005 in eastern Young Township
Punxsutawney Phil emerges on Groundhog Day 2005 in eastern Young Township
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Young Township
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Young Township
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Jefferson
Settled 1818
Incorporated 1826
Government
 • Type A township of the second class, having a board of three supervisors.
Area
 • Total 15.5 sq mi (40 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,800
 • Density 115.9/sq mi (44.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Young Township is a township in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,800 at the 2000 census. It was named for the pioneer judge of Westmoreland County, Hon. John Young.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.5 square miles (40.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Atf the 2000 census,[2] there were 1,800 people, 687 households and 520 families residing in the township. The population density was 115.9 per square mile (44.8/km²). There were 756 housing units at an average density of 48.7/sq mi (18.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.50% White, 0.06% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.22% of the population.

There were 687 households of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.94.

22.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median household income was $36,713 and the median family income was $42,273. Males had a median income of $30,542 and females $21,528. The per capita income was $19,661. About 4.8% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ McKnight, William James (1917). Historical. J.H. Beers. p. 421. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 

Coordinates: 40°55′00″N 78°58′59″W / 40.91667°N 78.98306°W / 40.91667; -78.98306