- Howard Township, Pennsylvania
official_name = Howard Township,
settlement_type = Township
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania highlighting Howard Township
mapsize1 = 250x200px
map_caption1 = Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Centre
established_title = Settled
established_date = 1778
established_title1 = Incorporated
established_date1 = 1810
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 51.9
area_total_sq_mi = 20.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 924
population_density_km2 = 19.4
population_density_sq_mi = 50.3
Howard Township is a township in Centre County,
Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 924 at the 2000 census. Part of Bald Eagle State Parka Pennsylvania state park is in Howard Township.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.0 square miles (51.9 km²), of which, 18.4 square miles (47.6 km²) of it is land and 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²) of it (8.19%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 924 people, 344 households, and 275 families residing in the township. The population densitywas 50.3 people per square mile (19.4/km²). There were 375 housing units at an average density of 20.4/sq mi (7.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.03% White, 0.54% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.22% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.
There were 344 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 15.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the township the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.4 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $39,375, and the median income for a family was $43,068. Males had a median income of $31,522 versus $21,316 for females. The
per capita incomefor the township was $16,175. About 3.8% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.
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