Great Bend Township, Pennsylvania

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Great Bend Township is a township in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,890 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 37.0 square miles (95.9 km²), of which, 36.3 square miles (94.1 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²) of it (1.94%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,890 people, 757 households, and 548 families residing in the township. The population density was 52.0 people per square mile (20.1/km²). There were 859 housing units at an average density of 23.7/sq mi (9.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.20% White, 0.16% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

There were 757 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 23.8% 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 25.9% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,550, and the median income for a family was $37,228. Males had a median income of $29,405 versus $21,181 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,431. About 8.9% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.

References

Forest City | Friendsville | Great Bend | Hallstead | Hop Bottom | Lanesboro | Little Meadows | Montrose | New Milford | Oakland | Susquehanna Depot | Thompson | Union Dale

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