Sweden Township, Pennsylvania

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Sweden Township is a township in Potter County, Pennsylvania, United States.

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History

Sweden Township was formed on February 26, 1828 from Eulalia Township. It was named for the nation of Sweden, the native country of its early pioneer settlers. [1]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.7 square miles (87.4 km²), of which, 33.7 square miles (87.3 km²) of it is land and 0.03% is water.

Sweden Township is bordered by Allegany Township to the north, Ulysses Township to the east, Summit Township to the south and Eulalia Township to the west. The Coudersport Ice Mine is located in Sweden Township.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 775 people, 299 households, and 232 families residing in the township. The population density was 23.0 people per square mile (8.9/km²). There were 575 housing units at an average density of 17.1/sq mi (6.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.90% White, 0.52% Native American, 0.90% Asian, 0.26% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.16% of the population.

There were 299 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 114.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,750, and the median income for a family was $47,188. Males had a median income of $35,568 versus $25,208 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,780. About 6.0% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

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