Snyder Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania

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Snyder Township is a township in Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,358 at the 2000 census.


General information

  • ZIP Code: 16686
  • Area Code: 814
  • Local Phone Exchanges: 684, 686


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 45.2 square miles (117.2 km²), of which, 45.2 square miles (117.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.11%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,358 people, 1,348 households, and 974 families residing in the township. The population density was 74.3 people per square mile (28.7/km²). There were 1,430 housing units at an average density of 31.6/sq mi (12.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.17% White, 0.18% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.15% Asian, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.18% of the population.

There were 1,348 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,818, and the median income for a family was $36,821. Males had a median income of $33,500 versus $21,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,389. About 11.0% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.2% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.



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