Mill Creek Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

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Mill Creek Township is a township in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The population was 572 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Williamsport, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Mill Creek Township was formed from part of Muncy Township on February 25, 1879 by the order of a judge who certified the results of an election regarding a petition to form the new township by the residents of what was the northern portion of Muncy Township. The election held on December 10, 1878 was a close one. 122 citizens voted in favor of creating Mill Creek Township and 104 voted against the measure. The township is named for Mill Creek a tributary of Loyalsock Creek.[3]

Geography

Mill Creek Township is bordered by Plunketts Creek Township to the north, Wolf Township to the east, Muncy Township to the south, and Upper Fairfield Township to the west.[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 11.4 square miles (29.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 572 people, 207 households, and 166 families residing in the township. The population density was 50.2 people per square mile (19.4/km²). There were 238 housing units at an average density of 20.9/sq mi (8.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.55% White, 0.35% Native American, 0.70% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

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