ⓘ Cussewago Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania


ⓘ Cussewago Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania

Cussewago Township is drained by Cussewago Creek, a tributary to French Creek. Elevations in the township range from 1.080 ft 330 m at Cussewago Creek to 1.551 ft 473 m in the southeastern part of the township. Most of the township is wooded 56.8%, with agricultural use a distant second at 21.7%. The two combined account for over 75% of the land use in the township.


1. Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1.597 people, 591 households, and 437 families residing in the township. The population density was 38.9 people per square mile 15.0/km². There were 644 housing units at an average density of 15.7/sq mi 6.0/km². The racial makeup of the township was 97.81% White, 0.31% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.50% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

There were 591 households, out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the township the population was spread out, with 28.3% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37.656, and the median income for a family was $47.273. Males had a median income of $33.295 versus $23.833 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18.918. About 7.1% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.