Richhill Township, Pennsylvania

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Richhill Township is a township in Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,062 at the 2000 census. Ryerson Station State Park is a Pennsylvania state park on Duke Lake in the township.

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History

A significant Monongahela village was once located in northern Richhill Township, along the Enlow Fork.[1] Today, the village is known as the Fisher Site, and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 56.1 square miles (145.2 km²), of which, 56.0 square miles (145.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.12%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,062 people, 402 households, and 299 families residing in the township. The population density was 19.0 people per square mile (7.3/km²). There were 518 housing units at an average density of 9.3/sq mi (3.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.59% White, 0.09% African American, 0.09% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 402 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,667, and the median income for a family was $36,625. Males had a median income of $32,125 versus $18,958 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,845. About 14.9% of families and 19.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.9% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.

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