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Encyclopedia > Center Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania

Center Township is a township in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,162 at the 2000 census. Snyder County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ...

Map of Snyder County , Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).
Map of Snyder County , Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 55.2 km² (21.3 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,162 people, 732 households, and 575 families residing in the township. The population density was 39.2/km² (101.5/mi²). There were 778 housing units at an average density of 14.1/km² (36.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.61% White, 0.51% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 732 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.25. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the township the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.9 males.


The median income for a household in the township was $34,570, and the median income for a family was $38,875. Males had a median income of $29,250 versus $17,581 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,240. About 7.3% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.1% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Environmental Issues

Ongoing pollution and soil erosion in the region continue to degrade the water quality and the environment locally as well as regionally. Farming, wastewater treatment facilities and industrial spills are cited as contributing factors to loss of water quality. It also contributes to the pollution of the Chesapeake Bay. Controlling the wastewater discharges alone is expected to cost local taxpayers billions of dollars. The Chesapeake Bay - Landsat photo The Chesapeake Bay where the Susquehanna River empties into it. ...


The Lower Penn’s Creek Watershed Association’s central purpose is to protect, conserve, and improve the Lower Penn’s Creek watershed by promoting the wise stewardship of the land and aquatic resources. The organization is open to all citizens. The organization has sponsored a main stream assessment The Lower Penn’s Creek watershed is approximately 163 square miles within Snyder and Union Counties. It drains into the Susquehanna River on the northern border of the community of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. It is located within the Lower Susquehanna subbasin. LPCWA’s efforts contribute to the success of the missions of the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership and the Susquehanna River Basin Commission. The Snyder County Conservation District and the Union County Conservation District both have watershed specialists that participate in LPCWA.


Government

Center Township is governed by three elected supervisors. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the Penn's Creek Fire Hall on Troxelville Road, Penns Creek, Pennsylvania.


The Center Township Polling place is the Penns Creek Fire Hall. The Snyder County Election Calendar follows the state's calendar. Nomination Petitions can be obtained at the Commissioners Office in the Snyder County Courthouse.


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