Polk Township, Jefferson County, PennsylvaniaPolk Township
is a township located in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
. As of the 2000
census, the township had a total population of 294.
Geography\nAccording to the United States Census Bureau
, the township has a total area of 79.5 km²
). 79.4 km² (30.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.07% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 294 people, 111 households, and 80 families residing in the township. The population density
is 3.7/km² (9.6/mi²). There are 389 housing units at an average density of 4.9/km² (12.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 95.24% White, 1.70% African American
, 0.34% Native American
, 0.68% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 2.04% from two or more races. 3.06% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 111 households out of which 27.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% are married couples living together, 6.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% are non-families. 24.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.65 and the average family size is 3.06.
In the township the population is spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 110.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 119.0 males.
The median income for a household in the township is $27,917, and the median income for a family is $33,000. Males have a median income of $30,114 versus $15,625 for females. The per capita income for the township is $13,923. 13.1% of the population and 7.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 19.1% are under the age of 18 and 9.8% are 65 or older.