Smithfield Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania

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Smithfield Township is a township in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,538 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 41.7 square miles (108.0 km²), of which, 41.6 square miles (107.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.19%) is water.

Smithfield Township is bordered by Ridgebury and Athens Townships to the north, Ulster Township to the east, Burlington and West Burlington Townships to the south and Springfield Township to the west.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,538 people, 567 households, and 433 families residing in the township. The population density was 36.9 people per square mile (14.3/km²). There were 649 housing units at an average density of 15.6/sq mi (6.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.83% White, 0.91% African American, 0.13% Asian, and 0.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 567 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.6% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,500, and the median income for a family was $40,903. Males had a median income of $30,685 versus $21,625 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,335. About 7.8% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.6% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

References

Alba | Athens | Burlington | Canton | Le Raysville | Monroe | New Albany | Rome | Sayre | South Waverly | Sylvania | Towanda | Troy | Wyalusing

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