Jefferson Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania

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Jefferson Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,375 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 41.5 square miles (107.5 km²), of which, 41.3 square miles (107.0 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.41%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,375 people, 532 households, and 394 families residing in the township. The population density was 33.3 people per square mile (12.8/km²). There were 1,223 housing units at an average density of 29.6/sq mi (11.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.27% White, 0.36% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% Asian, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.

There were 532 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 113.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,917, and the median income for a family was $40,388. Males had a median income of $30,395 versus $19,167 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,880. About 8.6% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.


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