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Encyclopedia > West Hemlock Township, Pennsylvania

West Hemlock Township is a township located in Montour County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 489.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.0 km (7.7 mi). 20.0 km (7.7 mi) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 489 people, 168 households, and 150 families residing in the township. The population density is 24.4/km (63.2/mi). There are 182 housing units at an average density of 9.1/km (23.5/mi). The racial makeup of the township is 99.18% White, 0.61% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.00% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 168 households out of which 38.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.8% are married couples living together, 7.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 10.7% are non-families. 10.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.91 and the average family size is 3.05.

In the township the population is spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 109.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 113.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $45,625, and the median income for a family is $50,000. Males have a median income of $32,500 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the township is $18,428. 7.9% of the population and 7.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.5% of those under the age of 18 and 10.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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