Girard Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania

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Girard Township is a township in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 674 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 63.6 square miles (164.8 km²), of which, 63.4 square miles (164.1 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (0.42%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 674 people, 251 households, and 197 families residing in the township. The population density was 10.6 people per square mile (4.1/km²). There were 496 housing units at an average density of 7.8/sq mi (3.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.70% White, 0.15% Native American and 0.15% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.15% of the population.

There were 251 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.5% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $29,500, and the median income for a family was $32,083. Males had a median income of $30,156 versus $16,985 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,142. About 15.7% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.8% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.

School Districts



Brisbin | Burnside | Chester Hill | Clearfield | Coalport | Curwensville | Falls Creek‡ | Glen Hope | Grampian | Houtzdale | Irvona | Lumber City | Mahaffey | New Washington | Newburg | Osceola Mills | Ramey | Troutville | Wallaceton | Westover

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