Halfmoon Township, Pennsylvania

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Halfmoon Township is a township in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,357 at the 2000 census.



Half Moon, Pennsylvania was first settled in 1784 by Abraham Elder, who came from Franklin County. He found an abandoned cabin and stayed there for the summer. The following fall, Elder returned to his family in Franklin County, and they returned in the spring of 1785, along with Elder's brother, David.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.6 square miles (58.6 km²), all of it land.

Halfmoon Township is bordered by Taylor and Worth Townships to the northwest, Patton Township to the northeast, Ferguson Township to the southeast and Blair County to the southwest.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,357 people, 769 households, and 662 families residing in the township. The population density was 104.1 people per square mile (40.2/km²). There were 802 housing units at an average density of 35.4/sq mi (13.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.77% White, 0.30% African American, 0.13% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

There were 769 households out of which 52.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.3% were married couples living together, 3.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.9% were non-families. 11.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the township the population was spread out with 33.9% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 35.9% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 4.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 111.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.4 males.

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