Sparta Township, Pennsylvania

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Sparta Township is a township in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,740 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 42.1 square miles (109.1 km²), of which, 42.0 square miles (108.7 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (0.45%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,740 people, 485 households, and 408 families residing in the township. The population density was 41.5 people per square mile (16.0/km²). There were 559 housing units at an average density of 13.3/sq mi (5.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.20% White, 0.29% African American, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.29% of the population.

There were 485 households out of which 43.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.1% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.7% were non-families. 14.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.58 and the average family size was 3.97.

In the township the population was spread out with 39.3% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 15.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 113.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,063, and the median income for a family was $32,264. Males had a median income of $26,094 versus $18,594 for females. The per capita income for the township was $10,998. About 14.2% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.7% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.

References

Meadville | Titusville

Blooming Valley | Cambridge Springs | Centerville | Cochranton | Conneaut Lake | Conneautville | Hydetown | Linesville | Saegertown | Spartansburg | Springboro | Townville | Venango | Woodcock

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