Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania

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Beaver Township is a township in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 527 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 18.9 square miles (48.8 km²), all of it land.

Beaver Township is bordered by Adams Township to the north, Franklin Township to the east, West Perry Township to the south and Spring Township to the west.

The borough of Beavertown lies in the center of the township.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 527 people, 191 households, and 152 families residing in the township. The population density was 28.0 people per square mile (10.8/km²). There were 217 housing units at an average density of 11.5/sq mi (4.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.81% White, and 0.19% from two or more races.

There were 191 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.6% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.4% were non-families. 15.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 103.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,875, and the median income for a family was $40,234. Males had a median income of $26,989 versus $18,906 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,026. About 6.4% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.8% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.


Beaver Township is in the 82nd Legislative District for the Pennsylvania General Assembly held by C. Adam Harris whose office is located on Main St., Middleburg. Pennsylvania Senate District 27 is held by Senator John Gordner. Beaver Township is in the United States House of Representatives 10th District held by Rep. Chris Carney. Pennsylvania is represented in the United States Senate by Senator Bob Casey, Jr. and Senator Arlen Specter.

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