Boggs Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania

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Boggs Township is a township in Centre County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is near exit 23 off I-80 [1] , near Bellefonte at approximately 40°54′48″N 77°45′53″W / 40.91333°N 77.76472°W / 40.91333; -77.76472 (40.9134, -77.7648)[2]. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 2,834.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 55.3 square miles (143.3 km²), of which, 55.2 square miles (143.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.25%) is water.

Boggs Township is bordered by Curtin and Howard Townships to the northeast, Marion and Spring Townships to the southeast, Union Township to the southwest, and Snow Shoe Township to the northwest.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,834 people, 1,056 households, and 811 families residing in the township. The population density was 51.3 people per square mile (19.8/km²). There were 1,162 housing units at an average density of 21.1/sq mi (8.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.66% White, 0.18% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

There were 1,056 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.03.

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