McNett Township, Pennsylvania

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McNett Township is a township in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The population was 211 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Williamsport, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

McNett Township, in the northeastern corner of Lycoming County, was formed by the Pennsylvania General Assembly on January 26, 1878 from McIntyre Township. The formation was a result of a successful petition and election by the citizens of the northeastern corner of Lycoming County who were under the leadership of H. I. McNett, for whom the township was named.[3]

McNett Township has always been a remote portion of Pennsylvania. Farming and industry is at a minimum. Most of the land is mountainous and is covered with a thriving second growth forest. The population which was 619 persons in the 1890 census has fallen to just 211 at the 2000 census.

Geography

McNett Township is bordered by Tioga County to the north, Bradford and Sullivan Counties to the east, and Cascade and McIntyre Townships to the south and east.[4] As the crow flies, Lycoming County is about 130 miles (209 km) northwest of Philadelphia and 165 miles (266 km) east-northeast of Pittsburgh.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.8 square miles (87.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 211 people, 81 households, and 57 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.2 people per square mile (2.4/km²). There were 191 housing units at an average density of 5.7/sq mi (2.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.31% White, 3.79% African American, 0.95% Native American, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

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