Crescent Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

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Crescent Township
Township
Location within Allegheny County
Location within Allegheny County
Crescent Township is located in Pennsylvania
Crescent Township
Crescent Township
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°34′0″N 80°13′47″W / 40.56667°N 80.22972°W / 40.56667; -80.22972Coordinates: 40°34′0″N 80°13′47″W / 40.56667°N 80.22972°W / 40.56667; -80.22972
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Area
 • Total 2.3 sq mi (6 km2)
 • Land 2.1 sq mi (5 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,640
 • Density 1,100/sq mi (440/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website Official website

Crescent Township is a township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The population was 2,640 at the 2010 census.[1]

The township was created in 1855 and was given the name Crescent because it was formed from a portion of Moon Township. Crescent Township has been assigned the ZIP code 15046.

Crescent Township has two unincorporated villages:

  • Glenwillard
  • Wireton

Crescent is part of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Students living in Crescent Township attend the Moon Area School District.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), of which 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), or 10.78%, is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 324
1870 364 12.3%
1880 419 15.1%
1890 785 87.4%
1900 622 −20.8%
1910 893 43.6%
1920 980 9.7%
1930 1,107 13.0%
1940 1,482 33.9%
1950 1,867 26.0%
1960 2,603 39.4%
1970 2,918 12.1%
1980 2,862 −1.9%
1990 2,490 −13.0%
2000 2,314 −7.1%
2010 2,640 14.1%
Est. 2012 2,642 0.1%
Sources:[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 2,314 people, 886 households, and 658 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,115.8 people per square mile (431.6/km²). There were 920 housing units at an average density of 443.6/sq mi (171.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.23% White, 1.25% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 886 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $49,500, and the median income for a family was $52,267. Males had a median income of $35,661 versus $25,076 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,472. About 3.2% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

Trivia[edit]

Some scenes in the movie The Silence of the Lambs were filmed in the Glenwillard section of Crescent Township.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Crescent township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties". 1870 United States Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties". 1880 United States Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Population-Pennsylvania". U.S. Census 1910. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Number and Distribution of Inhabitants:Pennsylvania-Tennessee". Fifteenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. 
  6. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Pennsylvania". 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Pennsylvania: Population and Housing Unit Counts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 

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