Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania

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Huntington Township is a rural township in Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,233 at the 2000 census.

The currently serving township supervisors are David Boyer (Chairman), Roger Sowers (Vice Chairman), and Ronald Zepp.

Huntington township has long been a Republican stronghold due largely to its social conservatism and rural character. Republican candidates for office regularly obtain over 80% of the popular vote in general elections.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 25.1 square miles (65.1 km²), of which, 25.1 square miles (65.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,233 people, 831 households, and 632 families residing in the township. The population density was 88.9 people per square mile (34.3/km²). There were 881 housing units at an average density of 35.1/sq mi (13.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.15% White, 0.36% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 1.52% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.45% of the population.

There were 831 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $43,517, and the median income for a family was $45,688. Males had a median income of $31,964 versus $21,860 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,827. About 4.5% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.


References

Abbottstown | Arendtsville | Bendersville | Biglerville | Bonneauville | Carroll Valley | East Berlin | Fairfield | Gettysburg | Littlestown | McSherrystown | New Oxford | York Springs

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