Martic Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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Martic Township, Pennsylvania
Township
Baumgardener's Covered Bridge in Martic Township
Baumgardener's Covered Bridge in Martic Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting Martic Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting Martic Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Settled 1691
Incorporated 1729
Government
 • Type Board of Supervisors
Area
 • Total 32.7 sq mi (85 km2)
 • Land 29.0 sq mi (75 km2)
 • Water 3.7 sq mi (10 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,990
 • Density 172.0/sq mi (66.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717
Website Martic Township

Martic Township is a township in southwestern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 4,990. Martic Township was organized as a Township in 1729. It borders Conestoga, Providence, Pequea and Drumore Townships.

History[edit]

The Baumgardner's Mill Covered Bridge, Duncan Island (36LA60,61), and Shenks Ferry Site (36LA2) 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 32.7 square miles (84.7 km²), of which, 29.0 square miles (75.2 km²) of it is land and 3.7 square miles (9.6 km²) of it (11.28%) is water. The Pequea Creek runs through the township and is home to the Baumgardener's Covered Bridge.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,990 people, 1,713 households, and 1,365 families residing in the township. The population density was 172.0 people per square mile (66.4/km²). There were 1,789 housing units at an average density of 61.7/sq mi (23.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.32% White, 0.48% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.

There were 1,713 households out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 107.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $52,106, and the median income for a family was $56,185. Males had a median income of $40,366 versus $24,853 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,151. About 1.5% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and 3.4% 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°53′00″N 76°22′35″W / 39.88333°N 76.37639°W / 39.88333; -76.37639