Watson Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania

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Watson Township
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Location of Watson Township in Warren County
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Location of Warren County in Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
State Pennsylvania
County Warren County
Area
[1]
  Total51.17 sq mi (132.54 km2)
  Land50.82 sq mi (131.63 km2)
  Water0.35 sq mi (0.91 km2)
Population
 (2010) [2]
  Total274
  Estimate 
(2018) [3]
259
  Density5.16/sq mi (1.99/km2)
Time zone UTC-4 (EST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (EDT)
Area code(s) 814

Watson Township is a township in Warren County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 322 at the 2000 census.

Warren County, Pennsylvania County in the United States

Warren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,815. Its county seat is Warren. The county was formed in 1800 from parts of Allegheny and Lycoming counties; attached to Crawford County until 1805 and then to Venango County until Warren was formally organized in 1819.

Pennsylvania State of the United States of America

Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern, Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The Appalachian Mountains run through its middle. The Commonwealth is bordered by Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Lake Erie and the Canadian province of Ontario to the northwest, New York to the north, and New Jersey to the east.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 49.9 square miles (129.2 km²), of which, 49.6 square miles (128.4 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (0.62%) is water.

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
2000 322
2010 274−14.9%
Est. 2018259 [3] −5.5%
U.S. Decennial Census [4]

As of the census [2] of 2000, there were 322 people, 121 households, and 93 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.5 people per square mile (2.5/km²). There were 451 housing units at an average density of 9.1/sq mi (3.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.07% White, 0.31% Native American, and 0.62% from other races. In addition, Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

Census Acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. This term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include traditional culture, business, supplies, and traffic censuses. The United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years. United Nations recommendations also cover census topics to be collected, official definitions, classifications and other useful information to co-ordinate international practices.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

There were 121 households out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.9% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.04.

Marriage Social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a culturally recognised union between people, called spouses, that establishes rights and obligations between them, as well as between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws. The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but typically it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. Article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares that "Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution. Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses."

In the township the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 114.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,750, and the median income for a family was $46,458. Males had a median income of $39,375 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,909. About 7.0% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Per capita income mean income of the people in an economic unit such as a country or city

Per capita income (PCI) or average income measures the average income earned per person in a given area in a specified year. It is calculated by dividing the area's total income by its total population.

Communities and locations

Allegheny Islands Wilderness

The Allegheny River Islands Wilderness is located in the Allegheny National Forest. It comprises seven islands in the Allegheny River, totaling 368 acres (1.49 km2). All are alluvial origin. The islands are located between Buckaloons Recreation Area and Tionesta, Pennsylvania.

National Wilderness Preservation System

The National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) of the United States protects federally managed wilderness areas designated for preservation in their natural condition. Activity on formally designated wilderness areas is coordinated by the National Wilderness Preservation System. Wilderness areas are managed by four federal land management agencies: the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Land Management. The term "wilderness" is defined as "an area where the earth and community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain" and "an area of undeveloped Federal land retaining its primeval character and influence, without permanent improvements or human habitation, which is protected and managed so as to preserve its natural conditions." As of 2016, there are 765 designated wilderness areas, totaling 109,129,657 acres (44,163,205 ha), or about 4.5% of the area of the United States.

Allegheny River river in western Pennsylvania and New York, United States

The Allegheny River is a 325-mile (523 km) long headwater stream of the Ohio River in western Pennsylvania and New York, United States. The Allegheny River runs from its headwaters just below the middle of Pennsylvania's northern border northwesterly into New York then in a zigzag southwesterly across the border and through Western Pennsylvania to join the Monongahela River at the Forks of the Ohio on the "Point" of Point State Park in Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Allegheny River is, by volume, the main headstream of both the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Historically, the Allegheny was considered to be the upper Ohio River by both Native Americans and European settlers.

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References

  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  2. 1 2 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. 1 2 Bureau, U. S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". factfinder.census.gov. US Census Bureau. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  4. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.

Coordinates: 41°42′00″N79°15′59″W / 41.70000°N 79.26639°W / 41.70000; -79.26639