Ringgold Township, Pennsylvania

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Ringgold Township is a township in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 764 at the 2000 census.

The township was named after Maj. Samuel Ringgold, a hero of the Battle of Palo Alto in the U.S.-Mexican War.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 19.2 square miles (49.7 km²), of which, 19.1 square miles (49.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.21%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 764 people, 305 households, and 228 families residing in the township. The population density was 39.9 people per square mile (15.4/km²). There were 330 housing units at an average density of 17.2/sq mi (6.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.48% White, 0.13% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 305 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% 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 2.89.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 107.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,292, and the median income for a family was $34,706. Males had a median income of $28,672 versus $22,386 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,669. About 7.0% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

Township Public Services

Fire service for the Ringgold Township is provided by the Ringgold Area Volunteer Fire Company (Jefferson County Fire Station 9). Ringgold Area Volunteer Fire Company has a primary service area that covers Ringgold twp, Porter twp, Timblin and Worthville boroughs in Jefferson County.

The Ringgold Area Volunteer Fire Company was chartered on January 5, 1962. "The purpose ... is the protection of all kinds of property from loss by fire in the vicinity of Ringgold, Pennsylvania..." (from the original articles of incorporation)

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