Bell Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
|• Total||22.1 sq mi (57 km2)|
|• Land||21.4 sq mi (55 km2)|
|• Water||0.7 sq mi (2 km2)|
|• Density||115.0/sq mi (44.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.1 square miles (57 km2), of which, 21.4 square miles (55 km2) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) of it (3.35%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,458 people, 932 households, and 724 families residing in the township. The population density was 115.0 people per square mile (44.4/km²). There were 982 housing units at an average density of 45.9/sq mi (17.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.88% White, 1.30% African American, 0.12% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.20% of the population.
There were 932 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the township the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $40,202, and the median income for a family was $48,194. Males had a median income of $34,023 versus $26,169 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,434. About 5.9% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.