Allegheny Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania

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Allegheny Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 654 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania United States metropolitan area.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 51.8 square miles (134.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 654 people, 250 households, and 185 families residing in the township. The population density was 12.6 people per square mile (4.9/km²). There were 442 housing units at an average density of 8.5/sq mi (3.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.86% White, 0.31% Asian, 1.68% from other races, and 0.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.68% of the population.

There were 250 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 22.8% 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 2.58 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 105.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $30,875, and the median income for a family was $38,000. Males had a median income of $25,536 versus $17,321 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,970. About 12.5% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.3% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.


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