Jay Township, Pennsylvania

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Jay Township is a township in Elk County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,094 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 67.8 square miles (175.7 km²), of which 67.8 square miles (175.6 km²) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) (0.03%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,094 people, 873 households, and 592 families residing in the township. The population density was 30.9 people per square mile (11.9/km²). There were 1,195 housing units at an average density of 17.6/sq mi (6.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.57% White, 0.05% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.05% Asian, and 0.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

There were 873 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,601, and the median income for a family was $40,455. Males had a median income of $31,684 versus $22,336 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,893. About 6.1% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

References

St. Marys

Johnsonburg | Ridgway

Benezette | Fox | Highland | Horton | Jay | Jones | Millstone | Ridgway | Spring Creek

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