Asylum Township, Pennsylvania

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Asylum Township is a township in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,097 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 26.6 square miles (68.9 km²), of which, 25.6 square miles (66.3 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it (3.69%) is water.

Asylum Township is bordered by Wysox and Standing Stone Townships to the north. Wyalusing Township to the east, Terry Township to the southeast and Monroe and Towanda Townships to the west. The Susquehanna River forms the boundary between Wysox, Standing Stone and Wyalusing Townships.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,097 people, 417 households, and 319 families residing in the township. The population density was 42.8 people per square mile (16.5/km²). There were 501 housing units at an average density of 19.6/sq mi (7.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.09% White, 0.18% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

There were 417 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.3% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,714, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $30,658 versus $25,455 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,102. About 7.1% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

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