Damascus Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 41°37′00″N 75°06′59″W / 41.61667°N 75.11639°W / 41.61667; -75.11639
Damascus Township
Township
Milanville, Pennsylvania.jpg
Milanville General Store in Damascus Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Wayne
Elevation 1,283 ft (391.1 m)
Coordinates 41°37′00″N 75°06′59″W / 41.61667°N 75.11639°W / 41.61667; -75.11639
Area 80.3 sq mi (208 km2)
 - land 78.7 sq mi (204 km2)
 - water 1.6 sq mi (4 km2), 1.99%
Population 3,659 (2010)
Density 46.5 / sq mi (18 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 570
Location of Damascus Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Damascus Township is a township in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, United States.[1] The population was 3,659 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Damascus Historic District, Milanville Historic District, Hill's Sawmill, and Milanville-Skinners Falls Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 80.3 square miles (208 km2), of which, 78.7 square miles (204 km2) of it is land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) of it (1.99%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 3,659 people, 1,588 households, and 1,060 families residing in the township. The population density was 46.5 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 2,296 housing units at an average density of 29.2/sq mi (11.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.7% White, 0.5% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 1,588 households out of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 58% from 18 to 64, and 21.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,772, and the median income for a family was $59,866. Males had a median income of $41,607 versus $27,917 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,463. About 6% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.4% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.damascustwp.org/
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.