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Elder Township, Pennsylvania
—  Township  —
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania highlighting Elder Township
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cambria
Settled 1800
Incorporated 1878
 - Total 13.0 sq mi (33.7 km2)
Population (2000)
 - Total 990
 - Density 76.2/sq mi (29.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 814

Elder Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States, about 14 miles WNW of Altoona. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 990. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Elder Township is located at 40.7N by 78.7W, about 20 miles northwest of Altoona, Pennsylvania. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.0 square miles (33.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 990 people, 375 households, and 289 families residing in the township. The population density was 76.2 people per square mile (29.4/km²). There were 397 housing units at an average density of 30.6/sq mi (11.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.90% White and 0.10% African American.

There were 375 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 111.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $30,577, and the median income for a family was $35,347. Males had a median income of $28,409 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,862. About 5.7% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 40°40′54″N 78°41′03″W / 40.68167°N 78.68417°W / 40.68167; -78.68417



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