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Encyclopedia > Muncy Creek

Muncy Creek Township is a township located in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 3,487.


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 53.7 km˛ (20.7 mi˛). 52.2 km˛ (20.1 mi˛) of it is land and 1.5 km˛ (0.6 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 2.84% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,487 people, 1,360 households, and 1,005 families residing in the township. The population density is 66.8/km˛ (173.1/mi˛). There are 1,453 housing units at an average density of 27.8/km˛ (72.1/mi˛). The racial makeup of the township is 98.68% White, 0.17% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. 0.23% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 1,360 households out of which 29.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% are married couples living together, 8.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% are non-families. 21.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 2.86.


In the township the population is spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.2 males.


The median income for a household in the township is $33,403, and the median income for a family is $39,818. Males have a median income of $29,545 versus $22,554 for females. The per capita income for the township is $15,500. 10.7% of the population and 8.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.5% of those under the age of 18 and 13.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


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The Gene Pool: JTR's Colorful Family History (4301 words)
Beals and his family stayed, however, and suffered not only for the necessities of life, but their son-in-law, James Horton, was taken prisoner by the Indians and, from most reliable information that can be obtained, was carried to Old Chillicothe, near Frankfort, Ohio, and there put to death.
In the year 1785, Beals moved to Lost Creek, in Tennessee, and in the year 1793, he came to Grayson County, Virginia, where Nathan Hunt states that Thomas Beals established meetings and says that he was very zealous for the support of the testimonies of Friends.
In the spring of 1802, a group of Friends settled on Lees Creek, in and near the present town of Leesburg, which is located in Highland County, Ohio, where no white person had lived before.
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