Watts Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania

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Watts Township,
Pennsylvania
Township

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Along U.S. Routes 22-322 northwest of New Buffalo
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Map of Perry County, Pennsylvania highlighting Watts Township
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Map of Perry County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Perry
Settled 1792
Incorporated 1849
Area [1]
  Total 12.17 sq mi (31.53 km2)
  Land 11.88 sq mi (30.76 km2)
  Water 0.30 sq mi (0.77 km2)
Population (2010)
  Total 1,265
  Estimate (2016) [2] 1,267
  Density 106.68/sq mi (41.19/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717
FIPS code 42-099-81640
Website Watts Township Municipal Website

Watts Township is a township in Perry County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,265 at the 2010 census. [3]

Perry County, Pennsylvania County in the United States

Perry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 45,969. The county seat is New Bloomfield. The county was created on March 22, 1820, and was named after Oliver Hazard Perry, a hero of the War of 1812, who had recently died. It was originally part of Cumberland County and was created in part because residents did not want to travel over the mountain to Carlisle, and thus the temporary county seat became Landisburg

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 12.0 square miles (31.0 km²), of which 11.7 square miles (30.2 km²) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) (2.34%) is water.

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

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Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 1,265
Est. 20161,267 [2] 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census [4]

As of the census [5] of 2000, there were 1,196 people, 447 households and 333 families residing in the township. The population density was 102.4 per square mile (39.6/km²). There were 482 housing units at an average density of 41.3/sq mi (15.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.25% White, 0.08% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.25% Asian, and 0.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

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

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There were 447 households of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.9% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.06.

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

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity. 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. A marriage ceremony is known as a wedding.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,583 and the median income for a family was $52,250. Males had a median income of $33,365 versus $26,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,981. About 3.9% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

Median income is the amount that divides the income distribution into two equal groups, half having income above that amount, and half having income below that amount. Mean income (average) is the amount obtained by dividing the total aggregate income of a group by the number of units in that group. Mode income is the most frequently occurring income in a given income distribution.

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.

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References

  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  2. 1 2 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" . Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. "2010 Population Finder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  4. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 40°28′00″N77°00′59″W / 40.46667°N 77.01639°W / 40.46667; -77.01639

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