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Karthaus Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania

Karthaus Township is a township in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 811 at the 2010 census.[4]

Karthaus Township, Pennsylvania
A cloudy summer day in Karthaus Township
A cloudy summer day in Karthaus Township
Map of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania highlighting Karthaus Township
Map of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania highlighting Karthaus Township
Map of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
Map of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
 • Total35.78 sq mi (92.67 km2)
 • Land35.34 sq mi (91.54 km2)
 • Water0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Total811
 • Estimate 
 • Density24.36/sq mi (9.41/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)814
FIPS code42-033-38784
Census Pop.
Est. 2016861[2]6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.2 square miles (94 km2), of which, 35.6 square miles (92 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (1.66%) is water. The township in eastern Clearfield Countiy and is bordered by Centere County to the east


  • Belford
  • Cataract
  • Karthaus
  • Oak Hill
  • Piper
  • Pottersdale


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 811 people, 239 households, and 157 families residing in the township. The population density was 22.8 people per square mile (8.8/km²). There were 359 housing units at an average density of 10.1/sq mi (3.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 80.27% White, 15.41% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 3.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.70% of the population.

There were 239 households, out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out, with 15.8% under the age of 18, 16.8% from 18 to 24, 35.5% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 174.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 190.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $26,552, and the median income for a family was $31,833. Males had a median income of $24,038 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,723. About 2.7% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

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Notable peopleEdit

United Auto Workers organizer Wyndham Mortimer (1884-1966), First Vice President of that union from 1936 to 1939 and a key leader of the 1937 Flint Sit-Down Strike, was born in Karthaus.[6]


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-23. Retrieved 2016-07-10. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Gary M. Fink (ed.), Biographical Dictionary of American Labor. Revised edition. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1984; pp. 422-423.

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