Towanda Township, Pennsylvania

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Towanda Township is a township in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,131 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.4 square miles (39.8 km²), of which, 15.2 square miles (39.3 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (1.24%) is water.

Towanda Township is bordered by North Towanda Township to the north, the borough of Towanda to the east and north, Wysox Township to the north, Asylum Township to the east, Monroe Township to the south and Burlington Township to the west.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,131 people, 432 households, and 329 families residing in the township. The population density was 74.5 people per square mile (28.7/km²). There were 467 housing units at an average density of 30.7/sq mi (11.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.94% White, 0.09% African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

There were 432 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,326, and the median income for a family was $40,278. Males had a median income of $35,083 versus $23,264 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,164. About 15.1% of families and 16.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.0% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.


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

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