Tyrone Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania

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Tyrone Township is a township in Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,800 at the 2000 census.

It was named after County Tyrone in Ireland.


General information

  • ZIP Codes: 16601, 16602, 16603, 16686
  • Area Code: 814
  • Local Phone Exchanges: 684, 686, 940, 941, 942, 943, 944, 946, 947, 949


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 41.8 square miles (108.4 km²), of which, 41.8 square miles (108.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.12%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,800 people, 658 households, and 517 families residing in the township. The population density was 43.1 people per square mile (16.6/km²). There were 719 housing units at an average density of 17.2/sq mi (6.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.61% White, 0.22% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population.

There were 658 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.0% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% 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 3.12.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,155, and the median income for a family was $42,788. Males had a median income of $31,042 versus $23,625 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,936. About 6.9% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.1% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.



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