Shade Township, Pennsylvania

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Shade Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,886 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 67.2 square miles (174.0 km²), of which, 67.1 square miles (173.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.10%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,886. people, 1,171 households, and 832 families residing in the township. The population density was 43.0 people per square mile (16.6/km²). There were 1,276 housing units at an average density of 19.0/sq mi (7.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.38% White, 0.07% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.03% Asian, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

There were 1,171 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $28,802, and the median income for a family was $32,419. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $18,472 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,497. About 11.6% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.3% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.

References

Addison | Benson | Berlin | Boswell | Callimont | Casselman | Central City | Confluence | Garrett | Hooversville | Indian Lake | Jennerstown | Meyersdale | New Baltimore | New Centerville | Paint | Rockwood | Salisbury | Seven Springs‡ | Shanksville | Somerset | Stoystown | Ursina | Wellersburg | Windber

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