Spring Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania

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Spring Township is a township in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,563 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 37.0 square miles (95.8 km²), of which, 37.0 square miles (95.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.16%) is water.

Spring Township is bordered by Union County to the north, Adams and Beaver Townships to the east, West Perry Township to the south and West Beaver Township to the west.

The census-designated place of Beaver Springs cuts across the center of the township.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,563 people, 595 households, and 449 families residing in the township. The population density was 42.3 people per square mile (16.3/km²). There were 694 housing units at an average density of 18.8/sq mi (7.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.53% White, 0.13% African American, 0.13% Asian, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.32% of the population.

There were 595 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $34,602, and the median income for a family was $38,333. Males had a median income of $28,049 versus $16,964 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,858. About 7.3% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.

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