Jackson Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania

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Jackson Township is a township in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,276 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.1 square miles (39.0 km²), all of it land.

Jackson Township is bordered by Union County to the north, Monroe Township to the east, Penn and Middlecreek Townships to the south and Center Township to the west.

The census-designated place of Kratzerville is in the southeastern corner of the township.

Environmental Issues

Ongoing pollution and soil erosion in the region continue to degrade the water quality and the environment locally as well as regionally. Farming, wastewater treatment facilities and industrial spills are cited as contributing factors to loss of water quality. It also contributes to the pollution of the Chesapeake Bay. Controlling the wastewater discharges alone is expected to cost local taxpayers billions of dollars.

The Lower Penn’s Creek Watershed Association’s central purpose is to protect, conserve, and improve the Lower Penn’s Creek watershed by promoting the wise stewardship of the land and aquatic resources. The organization is open to all citizens. The organization has sponsored a main stream assessment The Lower Penn’s Creek watershed is approximately 163 square miles (420 km2) within Snyder and Union Counties. It drains into the Susquehanna River on the northern border of the community of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. It is located within the Lower Susquehanna subbasin. LPCWA’s efforts contribute to the success of the missions of the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership and the Susquehanna River Basin Commission. The Snyder County Conservation District and the Union County Conservation District both have watershed specialists that participate in LPCWA.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,276 people, 459 households, and 379 families residing in the township. The population density was 84.7 people per square mile (32.7/km²). There were 524 housing units at an average density of 34.8/sq mi (13.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.43% White, 0.71% African American, 0.24% Asian, 0.47% from other races, and 0.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

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