Athens Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
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Athens Township is a township in Bradford County
Bradford County, Pennsylvania
-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 62,761 people, 24,453 households, and 17,312 families residing in the county. The population density was 54 people per square mile . There were 28,664 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile...
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, United States
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. The population was 5,058 at the 2000 census.
GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau
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, the township has a total area of 45.1 square miles (116.8 km²), of which, 43.8 square miles (113.4 km²) of it is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²) of it (2.86%) is water.
Athens Township is bordered by New York
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to the north, Litchfield Township
Litchfield Township, Pennsylvania
Litchfield Township is a township in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States.-Geography:According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.3 square miles , of which, 30.1 square miles of it is land and 0.2 square miles of it is water.Litchfield...
to the east, Sheshequin
Sheshequin Township, Pennsylvania
Sheshequin Township is a township in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,300 at the 2000 census.-Geography:According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.1 square miles , of which, 35.3 square miles of it is land and...
Ulster Township, Pennsylvania
Ulster Township is a township in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,340 at the 2000 census.It was named after the province of Ulster in Ireland.-Geography:...
and Smithfield Township
Smithfield Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Smithfield Township is a township in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,538 at the 2000 census.-Geography:According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 41.7 square miles , of which, 41.6 square miles of it is land and...
s to the south and Ridgebury Township
Ridgebury Township, Pennsylvania
Ridgebury Township is a township in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,982 at the 2000 census.-History:The first settlers to Ridgebury Township were two families from Orange County New York, who arrived in 1805. Ridgebury Township was established in 1818 from Athens...
to the west. Athens Townships also borders the boroughs of South Waverly
South Waverly, Pennsylvania
South Waverly is a borough in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 987 at the 2000 census. It runs into Sayre, Pennsylvania in the south and to the north Waverly in Tioga County in New York...
Sayre is the largest borough in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, northwest of Scranton. In the past, various iron products were made there. In 1900, 5,243 people lived there; in 1910, 6,426 people lived there, and in 1940, 7,569 persons made their homes in Sayre. The population was 5,813 at the 2000...
Athens is a borough in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, two miles south of the N. Y. State line on the Susquehanna and Chemung rivers. Population in 1900, 3,749; and in 1910, 3,796. The population was 3,415 at the 2000 census...
in the center part of the township along the Susquehanna River
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DemographicsAs of the census
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of 2000, there were 5,058 people, 2,002 households, and 1,449 families residing in the township. The population density
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was 115.5 people per square mile (44.6/km²). There were 2,189 housing units at an average density of 50.0/sq mi (19.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.90% White, 0.40% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.58% Asian, 0.32% from other races
Race (United States Census)
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, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.
There were 2,002 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples
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living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the township the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $35,425, and the median income for a family was $45,781. Males had a median income of $32,969 versus $23,594 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
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for the township was $18,936. About 10.5% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.