Salem Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania

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Salem Township is a township in Clarion County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 852 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 16.3 square miles (42.1 km²), of which, 16.1 square miles (41.6 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (1.23%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 852 people, 311 households, and 250 families residing in the township. The population density was 53.0 people per square mile (20.5/km²). There were 349 housing units at an average density of 21.7/sq mi (8.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.06% White, 0.12% Native American, 0.23% Asian, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 311 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.8% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.6% were non-families. 15.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,385, and the median income for a family was $37,375. Males had a median income of $32,321 versus $23,393 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,742. About 9.2% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.


Callensburg | Clarion | East Brady | Emlenton‡ | Foxburg | Hawthorn | Knox | New Bethlehem | Rimersburg | Shippenville | Sligo | St. Petersburg | Strattanville

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