Penn Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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Penn Township,
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Kauffman's Distillery Covered Bridge
Map of Lancaster County highlighting Penn Township
Map of Lancaster County highlighting Penn Township
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyLancaster
Settled1735
Incorporated1846
Government
 • TypeBoard of Supervisors
Area
 • Total29.71 sq mi (76.95 km2)
 • Land29.58 sq mi (76.62 km2)
 • Water0.13 sq mi (0.33 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total8,789
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
9,472
 • Density320.18/sq mi (123.62/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)717
FIPS code42-071-58840
Websitepenntwplanco.org

Penn Township is a township in north central Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 8,789 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Kauffman's Distillery Covered Bridge and Mount Hope Estate are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 29.7 square miles (76.8 km2), of which 29.6 square miles (76.7 km2) are land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.07%, are water. It is bordered to the west by the borough of Manheim. Unincorporated communities in the township include Mount Hope, Elstonville, White Oak, Penryn, Elwyn Terrace, Valley View, Fairland, Lancaster Junction, and part of Elm and Halfville.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
20007,312
20108,78920.2%
2016 (est.)9,472[2]7.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 7,312 people, 2,606 households, and 2,024 families living in the township. The population density was 95.3/km² (246.8/mi²). There were 2,671 housing units at an average density of 34.8/km² (90.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.54% White, 0.83% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.86% of the population.

There were 2,606 households, out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the township the population was spread out, with 26.1% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,205, and the median income for a family was $49,620. Males had a median income of $37,075 versus $23,795 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,719. About 2.2% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  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. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°12′00″N 76°22′35″W / 40.20000°N 76.37639°W / 40.20000; -76.37639