Charleston Township, Pennsylvania

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Charleston Township is a township in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The population was 3,233 at the 2000 census. Hills Creek State Park one of 120 Pennsylvania state parks is in Charleston Township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 52.9 square miles (137.0 km²), of which, 52.6 square miles (136.1 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (0.64%) is water.

Charleston Township is bordered by Middlebury Township to the north, Richmond and Covington Townships to the east, Bloss Township to the southeast, Duncan Township to the south and Wellsboro and Delmar Township to the west.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,233 people, 1,203 households, and 880 families residing in the township. The population density was 61.5 people per square mile (23.7/km²). There were 1,350 housing units at an average density of 25.7/sq mi (9.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.93% White, 0.19% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 1,203 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,176, and the median income for a family was $43,548. Males had a median income of $31,224 versus $21,096 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,621. About 8.5% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.


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