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Encyclopedia > Wolf Creek Township, Pennsylvania

Wolf Creek Township is a township located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 729.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 43.6 km˛ (16.8 mi˛). 43.0 km˛ (16.6 mi˛) of it is land and 0.6 km˛ (0.2 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 1.31% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 729 people, 277 households, and 219 families residing in the township. The population density is 16.9/km˛ (43.9/mi˛). There are 292 housing units at an average density of 6.8/km˛ (17.6/mi˛). The racial makeup of the township is 96.84% White, 0.00% African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 277 households out of which 33.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% are married couples living together, 6.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% are non-families. 17.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.63 and the average family size is 2.95.

In the township the population is spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $37,500, and the median income for a family is $44,219. Males have a median income of $29,500 versus $21,058 for females. The per capita income for the township is $16,538. 7.0% of the population and 5.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.0% of those under the age of 18 and 3.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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Bishop Creek tends to be a flat township with the exception of woodland that lines the creeks in the township.
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Description of the Geology of Mercer County Pennsylvania (895 words)
The hills on the Butler county line on each side of Wolf creek are high enough to take in the Kittanning coal (2`) and the Darlington coal (3`).
The Ferriferous limestone is 12 to 15 feet thick along Wolf creek, south of Pardue in Finley township it does not seem to exist, and the bore holes south of Stoneboro in Lake township did not find a trace of it.
Under lie the Shenango shales and flagstone 45`; the Shenango sandstone (Sub-Olean flat pebble conglomerate of McKean county) with nodular iron ore and fish remains, 15`; and the Crawford shales, 90` of which are visible in the north-western corner of the county.
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