Franklin Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
|Area||29.8 sq mi (77 km2)|
|- land||29.6 sq mi (77 km2)|
|- water||0.2 sq mi (1 km2)|
|Density||85.4 / sq mi (33 / km2)|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-5)|
Villages that are located within the township include Smock, Bitner, Buena Vista, Flatwoods, and Laurel Hill.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 29.8 square miles (77 km2), of which, 29.6 square miles (77 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.74%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,628 people, 1,012 households, and 760 families residing in the township. The population density was 88.7 people per square mile (34.2/km²). There were 1,072 housing units at an average density of 36.2/sq mi (14.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.25% White, 0.88% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.
There were 1,012 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the township the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $32,348, and the median income for a family was $38,424. Males had a median income of $32,135 versus $20,707 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,167. About 9.7% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.