West St. Clair Township, Pennsylvania

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West St. Clair Township is a township in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,647 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.0 square miles (77.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,647 people, 594 households, and 472 families residing in the township. The population density was 55.0 people per square mile (21.2/km²). There were 681 housing units at an average density of 22.7/sq mi (8.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.12% White, 0.12% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.67% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population.

There were 594 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.5% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.5% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,222, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $27,792 versus $17,644 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,440. About 14.0% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.8% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.

References

Bedford | Coaldale | Everett | Hopewell | Hyndman | Manns Choice | New Paris | Pleasantville | Rainsburg | St. Clairsville | Saxton | Schellsburg | Woodbury

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