Dreher Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 41°17′00″N 75°22′35″W / 41.28333°N 75.37639°W / 41.28333; -75.37639
Dreher Township
Township
Ella C. Ehrhardt General Store.jpg
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Wayne
Elevation 2,001 ft (609.9 m)
Coordinates 41°17′00″N 75°22′35″W / 41.28333°N 75.37639°W / 41.28333; -75.37639
Area 15.1 sq mi (39.1 km2)
 - land 14.85 sq mi (38 km2)
 - water 0.25 sq mi (1 km2), 1.66%
Population 1,412 (2010)
Density 95.1 / sq mi (36.7 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip Code 18445
Area code 570
Location of Dreher Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Dreher Township is a township in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,412 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Bridge in Dreher Township and Patriotic Order Sons of America Washington Camp 422 are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau,[3] the township has a total area of 15.1 square miles (39 km2), of which, 14.85 square miles (38.5 km2) of it is land and 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2) of it (1.66%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 1,412 people, 542 households, and 358 families residing in the township. The population density was 95.1 people per square mile (36.7/km²). There were 703 housing units at an average density of 47.3/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 95.6% White, 2.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.9% of the population.

There were 542 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the township the population was spread out with 20% under the age of 18, 63.1% from 18 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.6 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,639, and the median income for a family was $42,708. Males had a median income of $31,989 versus $22,109 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,945. About 9.7% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/27/10 through 12/30/10. National Park Service. 2011-01-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.