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Wayne Township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania

Wayne Township is a township in Clinton County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2010 census, the township had a population of 1,666,[3] up from 1,363 at the 2000 census.

Wayne Township,
Clinton County,
Small dam on McElhattan Creek, Wayne Township, Clinton County, within Zindel Park
Small dam on McElhattan Creek, Wayne Township, Clinton County, within Zindel Park
Location in Clinton County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Clinton County and the state of Pennsylvania.
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedBefore 1839
 • Total22.86 sq mi (59.21 km2)
 • Land22.31 sq mi (57.79 km2)
 • Water0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2)
 • Total1,666
 • Estimate 
 • Density75.88/sq mi (29.30/km2)
FIPS code42-035-81728


Wayne Township is in southeastern Clinton County and is bordered on the east by Lycoming County. The West Branch Susquehanna River forms the winding northern border of the township. The unincorporated community of McElhattan is in the north, along the West Branch. U.S. Route 220, a four-lane freeway, passes through the township, with access from one exit. US 220 leads west 6 miles (10 km) to Lock Haven, the county seat, and east 7 miles (11 km) to Jersey Shore.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.9 square miles (59.2 km2). 22.3 square miles (57.8 km2) of it is land and 0.54 square miles (1.4 km2), or 2.40%, is water.[3]


As of the census[4] of 2000, there are 1,363 people, 477 households, and 353 families residing in the township. The population density is 23.6/km² (61.1/sq mi). There are 496 housing units at an average density of 8.6/km² (22.2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the township is 98.17% White, 1.32% African American, 0.15% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. 0.51% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 477 households, out of which 27.0% have children under the ageof 18 living with them, 65.0% are married couples living together, 4.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% are non-families. 20.1% of all households are made up of individuals, and 10.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 2.93.

In the township the population is spread out, with 19.7% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females, there are 118.4 males. For every 100 females age18 and over, there are 123.3 males.

Census Pop.
Est. 20161,693[2]1.6%

The median income for a household in the township is $35,417, and the median income for a family is $42,895. Males have a median income of $27,054 versus $20,380 for females. The per capita income for the township is $16,785. 6.3% of the population and 3.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.0% of those under the age of 18 and 3.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


  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): Wayne township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Clinton County Comprehensive Plan" (PDF). Clinton County, Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2007-09-19.
  6. ^ "Population Change 1990–2000: Pennsylvania". Pennsylvania State Data Center. Retrieved 2007-09-19.

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