Center Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania

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Center Township is a township in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,162 at the 2000 census.



Center Township was settled in 1745. It was incorporated in April 1805 from portions of Penn & Beaver Townships.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.3 square miles (55.2 km²), all of it land.

Center Township is bordered by Union County to the north, Jackson and Middlecreek Townships to the east, Franklin Townships to the south and Adams Township to the west.

The census-designated place of Penns Creek is along the northern border of the township.

It is mostly a rural township, about an hour north of the state capital of Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Route 104 runs through the town of Penns Creek in the township. It is in close proximity to U.S. Route 522 and U.S. Route 11/15.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,162 people, 732 households, and 575 families residing in the township. The population density was 101.5 people per square mile (39.2/km²). There were 778 housing units at an average density of 36.5/sq mi (14.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.61% White, 0.51% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

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