Rush Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

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Rush Township is a township in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,290 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 37.9 square miles (98.2 km²), of which, 37.8 square miles (97.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.34%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,290 people, 485 households, and 354 families residing in the township. The population density was 34.1 people per square mile (13.2/km²). There were 622 housing units at an average density of 16.5/sq mi (6.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.68% White, 0.16% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 485 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% 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 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,128, and the median income for a family was $35,938. Males had a median income of $28,015 versus $20,179 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,853. About 11.5% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.8% of those under age 18 and 20.5% of those age 65 or over.

References

Forest City | Friendsville | Great Bend | Hallstead | Hop Bottom | Lanesboro | Little Meadows | Montrose | New Milford | Oakland | Susquehanna Depot | Thompson | Union Dale

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