Metal Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania

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Metal Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania highlighting Metal Township
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania highlighting Metal Township
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Franklin
Settled 1763
Incorporated 1795
 • Total 44.5 sq mi (115 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,721
 • Density 38.7/sq mi (14.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717

Metal Township is a township in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,721 at the 2000 census.


The Bridge in Metal Township, Carrick Furnace, and Mt. Pleasant Iron Works House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 44.5 square miles (115.4 km²), of which 44.5 square miles (115.2 km²) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.2 km²) (0.16%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,721 people, 663 households, and 487 families residing in the township. The population density was 38.7 people per square mile (14.9/km²). There were 782 housing units at an average density of 17.6/sq mi (6.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.07% White, 0.35% African American, 0.17% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 663 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,417, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $28,725 versus $21,167 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,958. About 9.6% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.9% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.


  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°59′00″N 77°52′28″W / 39.98333°N 77.87444°W / 39.98333; -77.87444