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Broad Top Township, Pennsylvania

Broad Top Township is a township located in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 1,827.


\nAccording to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 125.5 km² (48.5 mi²). 124.8 km² (48.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.60% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 1,827 people, 708 households, and 523 families residing in the township. The population density is 14.6/km² (37.9/mi²). There are 888 housing units at an average density of 7.1/km² (18.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 99.12% White, 0.22% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. 0.33% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 708 households out of which 31.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% are married couples living together, 8.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% are non-families. 23.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.57 and the average family size is 2.98. In the township the population is spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 104.9 males. The median income for a household in the township is $30,250, and the median income for a family is $33,289. Males have a median income of $29,280 versus $18,229 for females. The per capita income for the township is $14,781. 13.1% of the population and 10.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 11.6% are under the age of 18 and 14.1% are 65 or older.