Snow Shoe Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania

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Snow Shoe Township,
Pennsylvania
Township
Barn and ice cream stand near I-80
Barn and ice cream stand near I-80
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania highlighting Snow Shoe Township
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania highlighting Snow Shoe Township
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania
Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyCentre
Settled1818
Incorporated1840
Area
 • Total84.01 sq mi (217.59 km2)
 • Land84.00 sq mi (217.56 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,746
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
1,750
 • Density20.83/sq mi (8.04/km2)
FIPS code42-027-71608
Historical population
Census Pop.
20001,760
20101,746−0.8%
2016 (est.)1,750[2]0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Snow Shoe Township is a township in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,746 at the 2010 census.[4]

According to tradition, Snow Shoe was so named when a pair of snowshoes were found at an Indian village within the township's present borders.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 84.0 square miles (217.6 km2), of which 0.012 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.02%, is water.[4]

The township surrounds the borough of Snow Shoe (population 765). The township is bordered by Burnside Township to the northwest, Curtin Township to the northeast, Boggs and Union townships to the southeast, Rush Township to the southwest, and Clearfield County to the west.

At the intersection of PA Routes 144 and 53 in Moshannon

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2000 census,[6] 1,760 people, 681 households, and 523 families resided in the township. The population density was 21.2 per square mile (8.2/km2). There were 858 housing units at an average density of 10.3/sq mi (4.0/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 99.38% White, 0.23% Native American, 0.17% Pacific Islander, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

Households numbered 681, of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were individuals, and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. Average household size was 2.58 and average family size was 2.98.

The township's population was distributed with 23.4% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.1 males.

Median income for a household in the township was $31,429, and for a family was $37,750. Males had a median income of $28,801 versus $21,806 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,374. About 5.3% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Snow Shoe township, Centre County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on April 13, 2015. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
  5. ^ Espenshade, Abraham Howry (1925). Pennsylvania Place Names. Evangelical Press. p. 295. ISBN 978-0-8063-0416-8.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 41°02′30″N 77°54′59″W / 41.04167°N 77.91639°W / 41.04167; -77.91639