Harrison Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania

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Harrison Township is a township in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,007 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 37.7 square miles (97.6 km²), of which, 37.7 square miles (97.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.05%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,007 people, 385 households, and 296 families residing in the township. The population density was 26.7 people per square mile (10.3/km²). There were 600 housing units at an average density of 15.9/sq mi (6.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.11% White, 0.10% African American, 0.40% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

There were 385 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% 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 2.91.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 104.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $37,552. Males had a median income of $27,237 versus $19,875 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,182. About 3.7% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

References

Bedford | Coaldale | Everett | Hopewell | Hyndman | Manns Choice | New Paris | Pleasantville | Rainsburg | St. Clairsville | Saxton | Schellsburg | Woodbury

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