Wells Township, Fulton County, Pennsylvania

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Wells Township is a township in Fulton County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 529 at the 2000 census. Wells Township was initially settled in 1760. It was originally known as Aughwick Township when it was incorporated in 1849. The name was changed to Wells Township on April 2, 1850.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 37.4 square miles (96.8 km²), all of it land.

Most of Wells Township lies on Broad Top.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 529 people, 221 households, and 148 families residing in the township. The population density was 14.2 people per square mile (5.5/km²). There were 275 housing units at an average density of 7.4/sq mi (2.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.49% White, 0.19% Native American, and 1.32% from two or more races.

There were 221 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $27,917, and the median income for a family was $31,806. Males had a median income of $30,313 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,746. About 9.2% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.1% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.

References

McConnellsburg | Valley-Hi

Ayr | Belfast | Bethel | Brush Creek | Dublin | Licking Creek | Taylor | Thompson | Todd | Union | Wells

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