Tionesta Township, Pennsylvania

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Tionesta Township is a township in Forest County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 610 at the 2000 census. The name is a native American word meaning "waters meet."


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 46.4 square miles (120.1 km²), of which, 44.9 square miles (116.3 km²) of it is land and 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²) of it (3.17%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 610 people, 260 households, and 191 families residing in the township. The population density was 13.6 people per square mile (5.2/km²). There were 898 housing units at an average density of 20.0/sq mi (7.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.18% White, 0.16% African American, 0.16% Native American, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

There were 260 households out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the township the population was spread out with 19.5% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 106.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,455, and the median income for a family was $39,286. Males had a median income of $30,795 versus $21,442 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,404. About 8.3% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.9% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

Demographics note: As of the 2000 census, Tionesta Township has 610 people, 5 less than Tionesta, Pennsylvania, the borough the township surrounds. However, Tionesta has since declined to have a smaller population than Tionesta Township.



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