Chest Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania

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Chest Township is a township in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 547 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles (92.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 547 people, 188 households, and 150 families residing in the township. The population density was 15.3 people per square mile (5.9/km²). There were 252 housing units at an average density of 7.0/sq mi (2.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.27% White, 0.18% African American, and 0.55% from two or more races.

There were 188 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.5% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.7% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $26,442, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $24,500 versus $14,464 for females. The per capita income for the township was $10,760. About 18.5% of families and 23.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.6% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.

School Districts

Harmony Area School District



Brisbin | Burnside | Chester Hill | Clearfield | Coalport | Curwensville | Falls Creek‡ | Glen Hope | Grampian | Houtzdale | Irvona | Lumber City | Mahaffey | New Washington | Newburg | Osceola Mills | Ramey | Troutville | Wallaceton | Westover

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