Walker Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania

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Walker Township is a township in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,299 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 40.5 square miles (104.9 km²). 40.5 square miles (104.9 km²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Walker Township is bordered by Marion Township to the northwest, Clinton County to the northeast, Miles Township to the south and east, Gregg Township to the southeast and Spring Township to the southwest.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,299 people, 1,205 households, and 972 families residing in the township. The population density was 81.4 people per square mile (31.4/km²). There were 1,257 housing units at an average density of 31.0/sq mi (12.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.06% White, 0.09% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.

There were 1,205 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.8% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.3% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,835, and the median income for a family was $54,613. Males had a median income of $36,578 versus $26,196 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,130. About 4.0% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over.

References

Bellefonte | Centre Hall | Howard | Milesburg | Millheim | Philipsburg | Port Matilda | Snow Shoe | State College | Unionville

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