Rockefeller Township, Pennsylvania

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Rockefeller Township is a township in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,221 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.6 square miles (53.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,221 people, 836 households, and 681 families residing in the township. The population density was 107.6 people per square mile (41.6/km²). There were 868 housing units at an average density of 42.1/sq mi (16.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.19% White, 0.05% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.23% of the population.

There were 836 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.3% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.5% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,212, and the median income for a family was $47,800. Males had a median income of $34,063 versus $21,969 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,004. About 8.1% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The local public school system is the Shikellamy School District. The administrative offices are located at Administration Center, 200 Island Blvd, Sunbury, Pennsylvania. Shikellamy High School has a 78% graduation rate according to the district report card 2005-2006. In 11th grade, 49% were proficient in math. For reading 62% were proficient in 2005-2006. The high school is ranked 384th out of 606 public high schools in Pennsylvania.

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