Bedford Township, Pennsylvania

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Bedford Township is a township in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,417 at the 2000 census.

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History

The Bedford Village Archeological Site is located in northern Bedford Township, north of the borough of Bedford. The site of a village of the Monongahela tribe, it is currently occupied by Old Bedford Village, a living history museum.[1]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 68.6 square miles (177.7 km²), of which, 68.6 square miles (177.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.04%) is water.

Adjacent municipalities

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,417 people, 2,144 households, and 1,560 families residing in the township. The population density was 79.0 people per square mile (30.5/km²). There were 2,403 housing units at an average density of 35.0/sq mi (13.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.14% White, 1.33% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

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