Lafayette Township, McKean County, Pennsylvania

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Lafayette Township,
Map of McKean County, Pennsylvania highlighting Lafayette Township
Map of McKean County, Pennsylvania highlighting Lafayette Township
Map of McKean County, Pennsylvania
Map of McKean County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County McKean
Settled 1823
Incorporated 1842
 • Total 71.2 sq mi (184.3 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,337
 • Density 32.8/sq mi (12.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 814

Lafayette Township is a township in McKean County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,337 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 71.2 square miles (184 km2), of which, 71.2 square miles (184 km2) of it is land and 0.01% is water.


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lafayette Township has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[1]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,337 people, 424 households, and 276 families residing in the township. The population density was 32.8 people per square mile (12.7/km²). There were 673 housing units at an average density of 9.5/sq mi (3.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 58.28% White, 31.88% African American, 1.20% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 4.92% from other races, and 2.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.53% of the population.

There were 424 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the township the population was spread out with 8.7% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 53.6% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 393.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 476.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,736, and the median income for a family was $44,125. Males had a median income of $29,297 versus $23,355 for females. The per capita income for the township was $9,699. About 5.9% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.3% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ Climate Summary for Lafayette Township, McKean County, Pennsylvania
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 41°52′36″N 78°37′35″W / 41.87667°N 78.62639°W / 41.87667; -78.62639