Genesee Township, Pennsylvania

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Genesee Township is a township in Potter County, Pennsylvania, United States and lies near the source of the Genesee River. The population was 789 at the 2000 census. The name Genesee derives from Indian term for "beautiful valley".


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93.3 km²), of which, 36.0 square miles (93.3 km²) of it is land and 0.03% is water.

Genesee Township is bordered by New York to the north, Bingham Township to the east, Allegany Township to the south and Oswayo Township to the west.

The beginning of the Genesee River (that eventually flows through downtown Rochester, New York and empties into Lake Ontario) is in Genesee Township.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 789 people, 310 households, and 217 families residing in the township. The population density was 21.9 people per square mile (8.5/km²). There were 438 housing units at an average density of 12.2/sq mi (4.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.72% White, 1.01% African American, 0.51% Native American, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.

There were 310 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,667, and the median income for a family was $35,268. Males had a median income of $27,625 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,285. About 13.6% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.9% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.


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