East Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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East Earl Township, Pennsylvania
Township
a farm in the township
a farm in the township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting East Earl Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting East Earl Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Settled 1722
Incorporated 1851
Government
 • Type Board of Supervisors
Area
 • Total 24.7 sq mi (64 km2)
 • Land 24.6 sq mi (64 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,723
 • Density 232.6/sq mi (89.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717

East Earl Township is a township in northeastern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 5,723.

History[edit]

The Spring Grove Forge Mansion and Henry Weaver Farmstead are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 24.7 square miles (64 km2), of which, 24.6 square miles (64 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.24%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,723 people, 1,738 households, and 1,485 families residing in the township. The population density was 232.6 people per square mile (89.8/km²). There were 1,795 housing units at an average density of 73.0/sq mi (28.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.17% White, 0.58% Black or African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 0.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,738 households out of which 42.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.8% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.5% were non-families. 11.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.28 and the average family size was 3.59.

In the township the population was spread out with 33.4% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,118, and the median income for a family was $51,450. Males had a median income of $36,438 versus $20,923 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,127. About 3.2% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 2.0% 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. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°07′00″N 76°00′59″W / 40.11667°N 76.01639°W / 40.11667; -76.01639