Burrell Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania

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Burrell Township,
Armstrong County,
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania highlighting Burrell Township
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania highlighting Burrell Township
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Armstrong
Settled 1776
Incorporated 1855
 • Total 22.0 sq mi (56.9 km2)
 • Land 21.5 sq mi (55.6 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 689
 • Density 32/sq mi (12.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Burrell Township is a township in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States and is part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. The population was 689 at the 2010 census.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.0 square miles (56.9 km2), of which 21.5 square miles (55.6 km2) is land and 0.50 square miles (1.3 km2), or 2.35%, is water.[1]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 749 people, 299 households, and 226 families residing in the township. The population density was 35.1 people per square mile (13.6/km²). There were 346 housing units at an average density of 16.2/sq mi (6.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.33% White, 0.13% African American, 0.27% Native American, and 0.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 299 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 106.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $34,792, and the median income for a family was $36,932. Males had a median income of $32,143 versus $20,536 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,888. About 8.8% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.2% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.


Nellie Bly was born in 1864 in the township and raised on "Cochran's Mills".[3][4]


Coordinates: 40°40′15″N 79°26′31″W / 40.67083°N 79.44194°W / 40.67083; -79.44194