Briar Creek Township, Pennsylvania

Briar Creek Township, Pennsylvania

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Briar Creek Township,
settlement_type = Township
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map_caption = Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania highlighting Briar Creek Township

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map_caption1 = Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Pennsylvania
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Columbia
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established_title = Settled
established_date = 1793
established_title1 = Incorporated
established_date1 = 1797
unit_pref = Imperial
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area_total_km2 = 54.9
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area_total_sq_mi = 21.2
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 3061
population_density_km2 = 56.1
population_density_sq_mi = 145.2
timezone = Eastern (EST)
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area_code = 570
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Briar Creek Township is a township in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,061 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.2 square miles (54.9 km²), of which, 21.1 square miles (54.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.52%) is water.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,061 people, 1,225 households, and 911 families residing in the township. The population density was 145.2 people per square mile (56.1/km²). There were 1,351 housing units at an average density of 64.1/sq mi (24.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.18% White, 0.20% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population.

There were 1,225 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,743, and the median income for a family was $41,185. Males had a median income of $27,647 versus $19,032 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,818. About 8.8% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.5% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.


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