Roaring Creek Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania

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Roaring Creek Township,
Catawissa Mountain in Roaring Creek Township
Catawissa Mountain in Roaring Creek Township
Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania highlighting Roaring Creek Township
Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania highlighting Roaring Creek Township
Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Map of Columbia County, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
 • Total23.54 sq mi (60.97 km2)
 • Land23.46 sq mi (60.76 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
 • Total545
 • Estimate 
 • Density22.89/sq mi (8.84/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)570
FIPS code42-037-65240

Roaring Creek Township is a township in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 545 at the 2010 census.[3] The township office is located at 666 Bear Gap Road, Elysburg, Pennsylvania, outside the township.[4]


The township is in southern Columbia County and is bordered to the southeast by Schuylkill County. The broad ridgecrest of Catawissa Mountain runs along the northeastern side of the township, then bends to the west and becomes Little Mountain, crossing the southern end of the township. The western and central parts of the township are within the eastern end of the valley of Roaring Creek, which flows northwest towards the Susquehanna River. The unincorporated community of Mill Grove is along the southwest boundary of the township, next to Roaring Creek.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 23.6 square miles (61.0 km2), of which 23.5 square miles (60.8 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.34%, is water.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.)537[2]−1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 495 people, 198 households, and 149 families residing in the township. The population density was 21.1 people per square mile (8.1/km2). There were 279 housing units at an average density of 11.9/sq mi (4.6/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 99.39% White, 0.40% Asian, and 0.20% from two or more races.

There were 198 households, out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the township the population was spread out, with 21.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,625, and the median income for a family was $43,125. Males had a median income of $35,795 versus $22,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,725. About 8.7% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.4% of those under age 18 and none 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): Roaring Creek township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  4. ^ "COLUMBIA COUNTY MUNICIPAL LIST & ORDINANCE/ZONING LIST" (PDF). Columbia County, Pennsylvania. p. 39. Retrieved August 14, 2016.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 40°55′00″N 76°22′35″W / 40.91667°N 76.37639°W / 40.91667; -76.37639