Little Britain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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Little Britain Township, Pennsylvania
Township
Pine Grove Covered Bridge (1884)National Register of Historic Places
Pine Grove Covered Bridge (1884)
National Register of Historic Places
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting Little Britain Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting Little Britain Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Settled 1714
Incorporated 1738
Government
 • Type Board of Supervisors
Area
 • Total 27.5 sq mi (71 km2)
 • Land 27.4 sq mi (71 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,514
 • Density 128.3/sq mi (49.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717
Website Little Britain Township

Little Britain Township is a township in southeastern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,514 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Solanco School District.

History[edit]

On February 7, 1738, a petition was signed by many citizens of Drumore Township, Pennsylvania to create a new township, due to Drumore getting too big. They had a hard time thinking of a new name, though finally John Jamison, one of the oldest and most prominent citizens, proposed that it be called Little Britain Township in memory of most of the settlers' mother country. For over one hundred years, Little Britain Township's boundaries remained unchanged, until 1844 when Fulton Township was formed.

The Kirks Mills Historic District and Pine Grove Covered Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 27.5 square miles (71 km2), of which, 27.4 square miles (71 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.54%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,514 people, 1,115 households, and 931 families residing in the township. The population density was 128.3 people per square mile (49.5/km²). There were 1,156 housing units at an average density of 42.2/sq mi (16.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.12% White, 0.65% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population.

There were 1,115 households out of which 44.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.5% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.5% were non-families. 13.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15 and the average family size was 3.47.

In the township the population was spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,017, and the median income for a family was $51,549. Males had a median income of $42,063 versus $25,694 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,563. About 8.8% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and 2.7% 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: 39°44′30″N 76°07′35″W / 39.74167°N 76.12639°W / 39.74167; -76.12639