Shippen Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania

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Shippen Township is a township in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The population was 472 at the 2000 census. Two Pennsylvania state parks, Colton Point and Leonard Harrison are in Shippen Township at the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 48.9 square miles (126.6 km²), of which, 48.8 square miles (126.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.06%) is water.

Shippen Township is bordered by Chatham Township to the north and east and Delmar Township to the east and south. Elk Township borders the southwest corner. Gaines Township forms the western border. Shippen Township is bordered by Clymer Township to the northwest.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 472 people, 177 households, and 135 families residing in the township. The population density was 9.7 people per square mile (3.7/km²). There were 338 housing units at an average density of 6.9/sq mi (2.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.52% White, 0.21% Asian, and 1.27% from two or more races.

There were 177 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 29.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $27,212, and the median income for a family was $30,357. Males had a median income of $30,375 versus $21,071 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,544. About 6.8% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.


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