Ararat Township, Pennsylvania

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Ararat Township is a township in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 531 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 19.6 square miles (50.8 km²), of which, 19.0 square miles (49.1 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²) of it (3.37%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 531 people, 218 households, and 151 families residing in the township. The population density was 28.0 people per square mile (10.8/km²). There were 452 housing units at an average density of 23.9/sq mi (9.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.49% White, 0.19% African American, 0.38% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 218 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 110.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $30,278, and the median income for a family was $34,063. Males had a median income of $36,429 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,793. About 18.6% of families and 22.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.5% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.

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