ⓘ East Mead Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania


ⓘ East Mead Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania

The township is located just south of the center of Crawford County and contains the unincorporated communities of Wayland in the west and Frenchtown in the east. Tamarack Lake crosses the southwest corner of the township.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 23.3 square miles 60.3 km 2, of which 22.9 square miles 59.2 km 2 is land and 0.42 square miles 1.1 km 2, or 1.85%, is water.


1. Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1.485 people, 558 households, and 414 families residing in the township. The population density was 65.0 people per square mile 25.1/km². There were 608 housing units at an average density of 26.6/sq mi 10.3/km². The racial makeup of the township was 98.72% White, 0.07% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.07% Asian, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

There were 558 households, out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township the population was spread out, with 26.7% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 104.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38.839, and the median income for a family was $43.438. Males had a median income of $31.293 versus $21.573 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18.138. About 7.3% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.