East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

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East Pennsboro Township, Pennsylvania
Township
West Fairview is a former borough that is now part of the township
West Fairview is a former borough that is now part of the township
Map of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania highlighting East Pennsboro Township
Map of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania highlighting East Pennsboro Township
Map of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Map of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cumberland
Government
 • Type Board of Commissioners
 • President Scott Dardick
 • Vice President Amy Elizabeth Gish
 • Commissioner Wayne Melnick
 • Commissioner John Kuntzelman
 • Commissioner George Tyson
Area
 • Total 10.9 sq mi (28 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 18,254
 • Density 1,673.9/sq mi (646.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717
Website East Pennsboro Township

East Pennsboro Township is a township in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 18,254 at the 2000 census. In 1990 the township had a population of 16,588. East Pennsboro is the second largest municipality in Cumberland County. The township is located along the western banks of the Susquehanna River, near Harrisburg. There are many large corporations based in East Pennsboro Township that use the Camp Hill postal address, including the Rite Aid Corporation, and Gannett Fleming Inc.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 10.9 square miles (28 km2), all of it land. It is drained by the Susquehanna River, which separates it from Dauphin County to the east, and its natural northern boundary is Blue Mountain, which separates it from Perry County. U.S. Route 11/15 parallels the river as its main north-to-south route and east-to-west Route 944 meets it in West Fairview. Interstate 81 crosses its northern tier and interchanges with 11/15 in Summerdale. Other local roads of note are Center Street/East Penn Drive, North Enola Drive, Salt Road, and Valley Road.

Unincorporated communities and census-designated places in East Pennsboro Township:

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 18,254 people, 7,475 households, and 4,970 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,673.9 people per square mile (646.0/km²). There were 7,804 housing units at an average density of 715.6/sq mi (276.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.74% White, 1.47% African American, 0.14% Native American, 2.53% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.54% of the population.

There were 7,475 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,473, and the median income for a family was $54,142. Males had a median income of $36,732 versus $27,542 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,517. About 3.9% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Rite Aid has its headquarters in the township.[2][3]

Education[edit]

East Pennsboro Township is served by the East Pennsboro Area School District. In addition, the Central Pennsylvania College is located in East Pennsboro Township.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Rite Aid. Retrieved on June 19, 2010. "Contact our Home Office 30 Hunter Lane Camp Hill, PA 17011."
  3. ^ "Zoning Map." East Pennsboro Township. Retrieved on June 19, 2010.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°14′59″N 76°56′29″W / 40.24972°N 76.94139°W / 40.24972; -76.94139