Broad Top Township, Pennsylvania

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Broad Top Township is a township in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,827 at the 2000 census.

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General information

  • ZIP Codes: 16678, 16679
  • Area Code: 814
  • Local Phone Exchanges: 635, 928

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 48.5 square miles (125.5 km²), of which, 48.2 square miles (124.8 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (0.60%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,827 people, 708 households, and 523 families residing in the township. The population density was 37.9 people per square mile (14.6/km²). There were 888 housing units at an average density of 18.4/sq mi (7.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.12% White, 0.22% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.16% Asian, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 708 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $30,250, and the median income for a family was $33,289. Males had a median income of $29,280 versus $18,229 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,781. About 10.0% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

References

Bedford | Coaldale | Everett | Hopewell | Hyndman | Manns Choice | New Paris | Pleasantville | Rainsburg | St. Clairsville | Saxton | Schellsburg | Woodbury

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