Canoe Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania

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Canoe Township, Pennsylvania
Countryside east of Rossiter
Countryside east of Rossiter
Map of Indiana County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Canoe Township
Map of Indiana County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Canoe Township
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Indiana County
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Indiana County
CountryUnited States
 • Total27.12 sq mi (70.25 km2)
 • Land27.04 sq mi (70.04 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
 • Total1,505
 • Estimate 
 • Density53.36/sq mi (20.60/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code42-063-11120

Canoe Township is a township in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,505 at the 2010 census,[3] down from 1,670 at the 2000 census. Canoe Township was formed from Montgomery Township in 1847. It was named after Canoe Creek, which was so called because its mouth on Mahoning Creek was traditionally the head of canoe navigation. The township includes the communities of Canoe Ridge, Juneau, Locust, Locust Lane, Robertsville, and Rossiter.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 27.1 square miles (70 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,443[2]−4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,670 people, 592 households, and 428 families residing in the township. The population density was 61.5 people per square mile (23.8/km2). There were 690 housing units at an average density of 25.4/sq mi (9.8/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 99.88% White, 0.06% from other races, and 0.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 592 households, out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the township the population was spread out, with 21.8% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $28,393, and the median income for a family was $33,854. Males had a median income of $26,902 versus $17,763 for females. The per capita income for the township was $12,773. About 10.3% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Canoe township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
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  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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Coordinates: 40°53′00″N 78°57′00″W / 40.88333°N 78.95000°W / 40.88333; -78.95000