Pine Creek Township is a township in Clinton CountyPennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,394 at the 2020 census.[2] The township is named for Pine Creek, which flows into the West Branch Susquehanna River at the border of the township with Lycoming County, between the boroughs of Avis and Jersey Shore


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 14.9 square miles (38.6 km2), of which 14.4 square miles (37.3 km2) is land and 0.50 square miles (1.3 km2), or 3.38%, is water.[3]

Pine Creek

Pine Creek’s source is in Potter County, 5 mi (8 km) southeast of Ulysses. It flows southeast 16 mi (25.7 km) to Galeton, where it receives its first major tributary, the West Branch Pine Creek. It then flows east 12 mi (19.3 km) to Tioga County and the village of Ansonia. Here it and receives its second major tributary, Marsh Creek and turns south again for 16 mi (25.7 km). This stretch is the start of the Pine Creek Gorge, which is about 1000 feet (305 meters) deep in places.

At the village of Blackwell, Pine Creek receives its third major tributary, Babb Creek. It continues southwest 14 mi (22.5 km) and enters Lycoming County, where it turns southeast for 28 mi (45.0 km) to its mouth. At Waterville it receives its fourth major tributary, Little Pine Creek. Pine Creek continues south and forms part of the border between Lycoming and Clinton Counties.

Its confluence with the West Branch Susquehanna River is at this border, between the boroughs of Avis (in Clinton County, to the west) and Jersey Shore (in Lycoming County, to the east). 


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As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 3,184 people, 1,293 households, and 941 families residing in the township. The population density was 221.3 people per square mile (85.4/km2). There were 1,379 housing units at an average density of 95.9/sq mi (37.0/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 99.31% White, 0.25% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.06% of the population.

There were 1,293 households, out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 22.8% 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 2.46 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the township the population was spread out, with 22.9% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

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