Montour Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania

Montour Township is a township in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,344 at the 2010 census.[3]

Montour Township,
The Dutch Valley in Montour Township
The Dutch Valley in Montour Township
Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania highlighting Montour Township
Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania highlighting Montour Township
Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
 • Total9.60 sq mi (24.87 km2)
 • Land9.15 sq mi (23.71 km2)
 • Water0.45 sq mi (1.16 km2)
 • Total1,344
 • Estimate 
 • Density142.87/sq mi (55.17/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)570
FIPS code42-037-50704


The Rupert Covered Bridge No. 56 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[4]


Scenery in Montour Township

Montour Township is in western Columbia County, bordered on the west by Montour County. The Susquehanna River forms the southern and part of the eastern boundary, and Fishing Creek forms the remainder of the eastern boundary, separating the township from the town of Bloomsburg, the county seat. The unincorporated community of Rupert is in the eastern part of the township, near the mouth of Fishing Creek.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 9.6 square miles (24.9 km2), of which 9.2 square miles (23.7 km2) is land and 0.46 square miles (1.2 km2), or 4.68%, is water.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.)1,308[2]−2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,437 people, 592 households, and 425 families residing in the township. The population density was 155.9 people per square mile (60.2/km2). There were 612 housing units at an average density of 66.4/sq mi (25.6/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.91% White, 0.42% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.

There were 592 households, out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the township the population was spread out, with 22.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,125, and the median income for a family was $42,583. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $22,868 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,670. About 7.8% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.3% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.


  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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Montour township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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Coordinates: 40°58′00″N 76°30′59″W / 40.96667°N 76.51639°W / 40.96667; -76.51639