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Portage Township, Cameron County, Pennsylvania

Portage Township is a township in Cameron County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 171 at the 2010 census,[3] down from 258 at the 2000 census.

Portage Township,
Cameron County,
Road through conifers in Sizerville State Park
Road through conifers in Sizerville State Park
Map of Cameron County, Pennsylvania highlighting Portage Township
Map of Cameron County, Pennsylvania highlighting Portage Township
Map of Cameron County, Pennsylvania
Map of Cameron County, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
 • Total14.47 sq mi (37.47 km2)
 • Land14.37 sq mi (37.21 km2)
 • Water0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
 • Total171
 • Estimate 
 • Density11.14/sq mi (4.30/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)814
FIPS code42-023-62064



Portage Township is located in northeastern Cameron County and has a narrow, north-south-oriented shape. It is bordered by Potter County to the northeast, Lumber Township to the south and east and Shippen Township to the west. The borough of Emporium, the Cameron County seat, is 2 miles (3 km) to the west. The hamlet of Sizerville is in the northern part of the township, next to Sizerville State Park.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 14.5 square miles (37.5 km2), of which 14.4 square miles (37.2 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), or 0.69%, is water.[3] Sinnemahoning Portage Creek, flowing north to south, runs through the northern portion of the township. The creek is part of the Sinnemahoning Creek watershed, which connects to the West Branch Susquehanna River. The headwaters of the creek, to the north in Potter County, rise a short distance south of Allegheny Portage Creek, a north-flowing stream that is part of the Allegheny River system flowing to the Ohio Valley.


Census Pop.
Est. 2018144[2]−15.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 258 people, 96 households, and 71 families residing in the township. The population density was 14.2 people per square mile (5.5/km²). There were 136 housing units at an average density of 7.5/sq mi (2.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.84% White, 0.39% African American, 0.39% Native American and 0.39% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population.

There were 96 households, out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the township the population was spread out, with 29.1% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $34,125, and the median income for a family was $39,750. Males had a median income of $32,361 versus $26,161 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,001. None of the families and 3.2% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 10.3% of those over 64.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Bureau, U. S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Portage township, Cameron County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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