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Encyclopedia > Perry Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania

Perry Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 1,471.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 46.7 km˛ (18.0 mi˛). 46.7 km˛ (18.0 mi˛) of it is land and 0.06% is water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,471 people, 581 households, and 435 families residing in the township. The population density is 31.5/km˛ (81.6/mi˛). There are 627 housing units at an average density of 13.4/km˛ (34.8/mi˛). The racial makeup of the township is 99.12% White, 0.07% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 0.14% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 581 households out of which 30.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.3% are married couples living together, 5.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% are non-families. 22.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 2.96.

In the township the population is spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 100.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $35,221, and the median income for a family is $40,192. Males have a median income of $30,843 versus $25,268 for females. The per capita income for the township is $16,482. 7.9% of the population and 5.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.2% of those under the age of 18 and 3.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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Mercer County, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (453 words)
Mercer County was also known as the Sharon MSA by the U.S. Census Bureau until the 2000 census, when it was appended to the Youngstown-Warren, Ohio MSA.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 18.10% who were 65 years of age or older.
Mercer County is considered a political bellwether for the state of Pennsylvania since its demographics, urban/rural ratio, and party affiliation closly mirror the state as a whole.
Early Pennsylvania Couny Maps (2807 words)
The ‘very’ earliest county map is the 1687 map of Thomas Holme, A Mapp of Ye Improved Part of Pennsylvania in America divided into Countyes Townships and Lotts.
The earliest county land ownership map is A Map of Wayne and Pike Counties, prepared in 1814 by Jason Torrey, and considered the first such map ever made in the United States (see Couzen in Wolter and Grim).
Perry County was created in 1820 from Cumberland County, but no early maps have been seen.
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