Sandy Township is a township located in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 11,556.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 136.7 km˛ (52.8 mi˛). 134.1 km˛ (51.8 mi˛) of it is land and 2.6 km˛ (1.0 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 1.88% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 11,556 people, 4,387 households, and 3,299 families residing in the township. The population density is 86.2/km˛ (223.2/mi˛). There are 5,028 housing units at an average density of 37.5/km˛ (97.1/mi˛). The racial makeup of the township is 98.58% White, 0.20% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 0.45% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 4,387 households out of which 31.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.3% are married couples living together, 6.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% are non-families. 21.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 2.91.
In the township the population is spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.9 males.
The median income for a household in the township is $42,450, and the median income for a family is $49,013. Males have a median income of $38,185 versus $24,042 for females. The per capita income for the township is $20,420. 7.2% of the population and 5.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.3% of those under the age of 18 and 6.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Categories: Clearfield County, Pennsylvania | Townships in Pennsylvania
Potter counties on the north middle border, it rises 2400-2500 ft. above the sea, but from this height the general upland level falls gradually to 1200-1300 ft. in the south-west and 900-loon ft. along the Ohio border, and in Erie county there is a sudden fall of about 200 ft. to the Erie plain.
Besides having practically all the anthracite, Pennsylvania has the thickest bituminous coal-measures, and most of the coal obtained from these is of the best quality.
It increased to 1,000,000 tons in 1850, to 11,760,000 tons in 1875, to 79,842,326 tons in 1900, to 150,143,177 tons in 1907; and was 117,179,527 tons in 1908, when it was 35.2 % of that of the entire country and was valued at $118,816,303.
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