Clifford Township, Pennsylvania

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Clifford Township is a township in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,381 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 40.8 square miles (105.7 km²), of which, 40.2 square miles (104.1 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it (1.49%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,381 people, 903 households, and 660 families residing in the township. The population density was 59.2 people per square mile (22.9/km²). There were 1,198 housing units at an average density of 29.8/sq mi (11.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.82% White, 0.38% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

There were 903 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,797, and the median income for a family was $42,614. Males had a median income of $33,315 versus $21,563 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,442. About 7.8% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.

Clifford Picnic

The Clifford Picnic is a fair held in Clifford Township, Pennsylvania, usually during the last full week in July each year. The picnic is local institution and a fund raising event for the Clifford Township Volunteer Fire Department, chartered January 1947.[2]

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