Bell Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

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Bell Township is a township in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,029 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 18.8 square miles (48.6 km²), of which, 18.7 square miles (48.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.21%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,029 people, 811 households, and 614 families residing in the township. The population density was 108.4 people per square mile (41.8/km²). There were 874 housing units at an average density of 46.7/sq mi (18.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.16% White, 0.25% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population.

There were 811 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $40,741. Males had a median income of $31,557 versus $20,694 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,130. About 4.8% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.

References

Big Run | Brockway | Brookville | Corsica | Falls Creek‡ | Punxsutawney | Reynoldsville | Summerville | Sykesville | Timblin | Worthville

Barnett | Beaver | Bell | Clover | Eldred | Gaskill | Heath | Henderson | Knox | McCalmont | Oliver | Perry | Pine Creek | Polk | Porter | Ringgold | Rose | Snyder | Union | Warsaw | Washington | Winslow | Young

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