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Karthaus Township, Pennsylvania

Karthaus Township, Pennsylvania

A cloudy summer day in Karthaus Township

Map of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania highlighting Karthaus Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Clearfield
Settled 1814
Incorporated 1841
 • Total 36.2 sq mi (93.9 km2)
 • Land 35.6 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 811
 • Density 22.8/sq mi (8.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 814

Karthaus Township is a township in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 811 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.2 square miles (94 km2), of which, 35.6 square miles (92 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (1.66%) is water.


  • Belford
  • Cataract
  • Karthaus
  • Oak Hill
  • Piper
  • Pottersdale


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 811 people, 239 households, and 157 families residing in the township. The population density was 22.8 people per square mile (8.8/km²). There were 359 housing units at an average density of 10.1/sq mi (3.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 80.27% White, 15.41% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 3.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.70% of the population.

There were 239 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out with 15.8% under the age of 18, 16.8% from 18 to 24, 35.5% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 174.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 190.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $26,552, and the median income for a family was $31,833. Males had a median income of $24,038 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,723. About 2.7% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

School districts

Notable people

United Auto Workers organizer Wyndham Mortimer (1884-1966), First Vice President of that union from 1936 to 1939 and a key leader of the 1937 Flint Sit-Down Strike, was born in Karthaus.[2]


External links

  • History of Karthaus, PA

Coordinates: 41°08′26″N 78°05′48″W / 41.14056°N 78.09667°W / 41.14056; -78.09667

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