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Putnam Township,
Pennsylvania
Township
Looking south on Old Route 15 in Putnam Township
Looking south on Old Route 15 in Putnam Township
Official logo of Putnam Township,  Pennsylvania
Keystone Marker
Map of Tioga County Highlighting Putnam Township
Map of Tioga County Highlighting Putnam Township
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Tioga County
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Tioga County
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Tioga
Settled 1801
Incorporated 1892
Area
 • Total 0.60 sq mi (1.55 km2)
 • Land 0.60 sq mi (1.55 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 425
 • Estimate 
(2016)
415
 • Density 692.82/sq mi (267.50/km2)
Time zone Eastern Time Zone (North America)
 • Summer (DST) EDT
FIPS code 42-117-62960
Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 428
2010 425 −0.7%
2016 (est.) 415 −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

Putnam Township is a township in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The population was 425 at the 2010 census. Putnam Township is the village of Covington. Covington was formerly a borough that chose to become a township in 1892. It was settled in 1801.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.

Putnam Township is surrounded by Covington Township.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 428 people, 174 households, and 116 families residing in the township. The population density was 681.9 people per square mile (262.3/km2). There were 188 housing units at an average density of 299.5/sq mi (115.2/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 99.53% White, 0.23% Native American, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 174 households, out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the township the population was spread out, with 25.7% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $26,800, and the median income for a family was $32,083. Males had a median income of $24,038 versus $20,278 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,349. About 3.4% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations

  • Covington – A village located on U.S. Route 15. It is coterminous with Putnam Township.
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