Canton Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania

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Canton Township is a township in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,084 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 37.0 square miles (95.9 km²), of which 36.9 square miles (95.5 km²) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) (0.35%) is water.

Canton Townships is bordered by Troy Township to the north, Granville and Leroy Townships to the east, Sullivan and Lycoming Counties to the south, Tioga County to the west and Armenia Township to the northwest. It surrounds the borough of Canton and forms the eastern, southern, and western borders of Alba.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,084 people, 771 households, and 591 families residing in the township. The population density was 56.5 people per square mile (21.8/km²). There were 858 housing units at an average density of 23.3/sq mi (9.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.37% White, 0.53% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population.

There were 771 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% 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 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $34,130, and the median income for a family was $36,780. Males had a median income of $27,826 versus $19,970 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,013. About 10.0% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.1% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.


Alba | Athens | Burlington | Canton | Le Raysville | Monroe | New Albany | Rome | Sayre | South Waverly | Sylvania | Towanda | Troy | Wyalusing

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