Green Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania

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Green Township,
Indiana County,
Pennsylvania
Herriman Street in Commodore
Herriman Street in Commodore
Map of Indiana County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Green Township
Map of Indiana County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Green Township
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Indiana County
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Indiana County
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyIndiana
Area
 • Total52.74 sq mi (136.60 km2)
 • Land52.70 sq mi (136.50 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total3,839
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
3,638
 • Density69.03/sq mi (26.65/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code42-063-30816

Green Township is a township in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States. Green Township was formed from Wheatfield Township around 1816 and was named for the great evergreen forests covering the area. The population was 3,839 at the 2010 census.[3] The township includes the communities of Bencetown, Berringer (previously called Kesslerville), Commodore, Cookport, Cush Cushion, Dixonville, Fleming Summit, Grisemore, Leard, Lovejoy, Martintown, Pine Flats, Prosperity Hill, Purchase Line, Shanktown, Starford, Spruce, Utah (previously Taylorsville), Uniontown, and Wandin.[4]

History[edit]

The Commodore Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 52.8 square miles (137 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18502,281
18601,723−24.5%
18702,16025.4%
18802,60620.6%
18902,402−7.8%
19002,128−11.4%
19105,021135.9%
19204,882−2.8%
19305,1275.0%
19405,2843.1%
19504,759−9.9%
19603,908−17.9%
19703,480−11.0%
19804,33824.7%
19904,095−5.6%
20003,995−2.4%
20103,839−3.9%
2016 (est.)3,638[2]−5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 3,995 people, 1,431 households, and 1,153 families residing in the township. The population density was 75.7 people per square mile (29.2/km2). There were 1,577 housing units at an average density of 29.9/sq mi (11.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.85% White, 0.18% African American, 0.10% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 1,431 households, out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township the population was spread out, with 25.1% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $32,338. Males had a median income of $25,813 versus $16,949 for females. The per capita income for the township was $12,524. About 10.0% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.1% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Green township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Resources for Green Township".
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 40°42′30″N 79°01′00″W / 40.70833°N 79.01667°W / 40.70833; -79.01667