Mifflin Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania

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Mifflin Township is a township in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,251 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.0 square miles (51.8 km²), of which, 19.2 square miles (49.7 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²) of it (4.15%) is water. The township is bordered on the north by the North Branch of the Susquehanna River. Interstate 80 (Keystone Shortway) runs east and west through the township with an exit at Pennsylvania Route 339. The township has two unincorporated villages, Mifflinville and Hetlerville.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,251 people, 899 households, and 674 families residing in the township. The population density was 117.4 people per square mile (45.3/km²). There were 953 housing units at an average density of 49.7/sq mi (19.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.71% White, 0.18% Native American, 0.71% Asian, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.22% of the population.

There were 899 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,083, and the median income for a family was $41,439. Males had a median income of $31,097 versus $21,213 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,844. About 4.4% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The area's local school district is the Central Columbia School District. It serves about 2,100 students and features three academic buildings and one administration building. Students are divided into the Elementary School (grades K through 4), Middle School (grades 5 through 8) and the High School (grades 9 through 12).

According to the 2003 data collected by Standard & Poor's, 18.4% of students are economically disadvantaged, 13.1% receive special education services and 71.1% of students pass the state-mandated testing. The district spends about $6,999 per student.[2]

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