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Adams Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania

Adams Township,
Cambria County,
Pennsylvania
Township
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania highlighting Adams Township
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania highlighting Adams Township
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cambria
Incorporated January 5, 1870
Area
 • Total 46.2 sq mi (119.7 km2)
 • Land 46.1 sq mi (119.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,972
 • Density 129/sq mi (50.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 814
Website .com.adamstwpcambriawww

Adams Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 5,972 at the 2010 census,[1] down from 6,495 at the 2000 census.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • References 4

History

The Johnstown Flood National Memorial was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. The South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club Historic District was listed in 1986.[2]

Geography

Adams Township is located in the southeast corner of Cambria County at 40.392581, -78.542633,[3] approximately 12 miles (19 km) east of Johnstown. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 46.2 square miles (119.7 km2), of which 46.1 square miles (119.4 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 0.26%, is water.[1] The elevation rises to more 2,860 feet (870 m) above sea level in the southeast part of the township, on Pot Ridge near the crest of the Allegheny Front.

Communities within the township include the census-designated places of St. Michael, Sidman, Salix, and Dunlo, as well as the southern end of Beaverdale, which is primarily in Summerhill Township.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,495 people, 2,521 households, and 1,913 families residing in the township. The population density was 139.6 people per square mile (53.9/km²). There were 2,642 housing units at an average density of 56.8/sq mi (21.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.89% White, 0.05% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

There were 2,521 households, out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the township the population was spread out, with 22.8% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,442, and the median income for a family was $38,353. Males had a median income of $30,044 versus $20,606 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,967. About 8.0% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 15.2% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Adams township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  4. ^ "American FactFinder".  

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