Wysox Township, Pennsylvania

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Wysox Township is a township in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,763 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 23.2 square miles (60.1 km²), of which, 22.5 square miles (58.2 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²) of it (3.19%) is water.

Wysox Township is bordered by Rome Township to the north, Orwell and Herrick Townships to the east, Standing Stone Township to the southeast, Asylum Township to the south, the borough of Towanda, and the townships Towanda and North Towanda to the west and Sheshequin Township to the northwest. The Susquehanna River forms the southern and western borders of the township.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,763 people, 710 households, and 506 families residing in the township. The population density was 78.4 people per square mile (30.3/km²). There were 798 housing units at an average density of 35.5/sq mi (13.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.22% White, 0.23% African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.45% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 710 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,100, and the median income for a family was $42,411. Males had a median income of $31,439 versus $20,792 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,706. About 9.8% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.7% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.

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