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Walker Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 76.4 km² (29.5 mi²). 75.2 km² (29.0 mi²) of it is land and 1.2 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.63% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,598 people, 920 households, and 734 families residing in the township. The population density is 34.6/km² (89.5/mi²). There are 997 housing units at an average density of 13.3/km² (34.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 98.85% White, 0.50% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.19% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 920 households out of which 35.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.2% are married couples living together, 5.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 20.2% are non-families. 16.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.82 and the average family size is 3.18.
In the township the population is spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 102.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.3 males.
The median income for a household in the township is $37,639, and the median income for a family is $41,351. Males have a median income of $27,047 versus $22,070 for females. The per capita income for the township is $16,118. 9.6% of the population and 6.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.8% of those under the age of 18 and 6.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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