ⓘ Spring Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania


ⓘ Spring Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania

Spring Township is in northwestern Crawford County, bordered to the north by Erie County. The borough of Springboro is in the western part of the township, and the borough of Conneautville is along the southern border; the boroughs are separate municipalities from the township. Conneaut Creek, a tributary of Lake Erie, flows from south to north through the western side of the township.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 45.69 square miles 118.34 km 2, of which 45.68 square miles 118.30 km 2 is land and 0.02 square miles 0.04 km 2, or 0.03%, is water.


1. Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1.571 people, 577 households, and 443 families residing in the township. The population density was 34.4 people per square mile 13.3/km². There were 657 housing units at an average density of 14.4/sq mi 5.6/km². The racial makeup of the township was 98.15% White, 0.38% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 577 households, out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the township the population was spread out, with 27.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 107.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33.676, and the median income for a family was $36.471. Males had a median income of $29.773 versus $21.250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14.821. About 12.2% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.