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Liberty Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania

Liberty Township is a township located in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 1,477.


\nAccording to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 69.0 km² (26.6 mi²). 68.1 km² (26.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.9 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.31% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 1,477 people, 597 households, and 445 families residing in the township. The population density is 21.7/km² (56.2/mi²). There are 693 housing units at an average density of 10.2/km² (26.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 98.78% White, 0.27% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 597 households out of which 30.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% are married couples living together, 11.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% are non-families. 21.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 2.85. In the township the population is spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.5 males. The median income for a household in the township is $32,339, and the median income for a family is $38,207. Males have a median income of $29,402 versus $23,875 for females. The per capita income for the township is $15,468. 13.1% of the population and 10.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 21.0% are under the age of 18 and 13.1% are 65 or older.