Clover Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

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Clover Township, Pennsylvania
Countryside between Corsica and Summerville
Countryside between Corsica and Summerville
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Clover Township
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Clover Township
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyJefferson
Settled1812
Incorporated1841
Government
 • TypeTownship of the Second Class, having a three member board of Supervisors
Area
 • Total16.12 sq mi (41.75 km2)
 • Land15.94 sq mi (41.29 km2)
 • Water0.18 sq mi (0.46 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total448
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
433
 • Density27.16/sq mi (10.49/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)814
FIPS code42-065-14408

Clover Township is a township in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 448 at the 2010 census.[3] It was named for Levi G. Clover, Jefferson County prothonotary, in 1841.[4]

Geography[edit]

Clover Township is in western Jefferson County and is bordered on its west side by Clarion County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 16.1 square miles (41.8 km2), of which 15.9 square miles (41.3 km2) are land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2), or 1.11%, are water. Redbank Creek, a tributary of the Allegheny River, crosses the township from east to southwest.

The township entirely surrounds the borough of Summerville, located on Redbank Creek. There are two unincorporated villages, Baxter and Content. Pennsylvania Route 28 crosses the township, roughly following Redbank Creek and leading northeast to Brookville, the Jefferson county seat, and southwest to Hawthorn.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850737
186091023.5%
1870868−4.6%
18801,05421.4%
1890642−39.1%
1900604−5.9%
191075024.2%
19207895.2%
1930550−30.3%
1940540−1.8%
1950536−0.7%
1960480−10.4%
1970448−6.7%
198050011.6%
19905234.6%
2000474−9.4%
2010448−5.5%
Est. 2016433[2]−3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2010, there were 448 people, 190 households, and 139 families residing in the township. The population density was 29.3 people per square mile (11.3/km²). There were 225 housing units at an average density of 13.4/sq.mi (5.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.3% White, 0.7% from other races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 190 households, out of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the township the population was spread out, with 10.1% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 10.2% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.9 years. There were 225 males and 223 females.

The median income for a household in the township was $46,786, and the median income for a family was $59,057. The per capita income for the township was $23,739. About 5.6% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Clover township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  4. ^ McKnight, William James (1917). Historical. J.H. Beers. p. 476.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 41°07′54″N 79°10′32″W / 41.13167°N 79.17556°W / 41.13167; -79.17556