Springfield Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania

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Springfield Township
Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Fayette
Area 60.0 sq mi (155 km2)
 - land 59.8 sq mi (155 km2)
 - water 0.2 sq mi (1 km2)
Population 3,111 (2000)
Density 52.0 / sq mi (20 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code 724
Location of Springfield Township in Fayette County
Location of Fayette County in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,111 at the 2000 census. The Connellsville Area School District serves the township.

Normalville, Mill Run, Rogers Mill, and Pleasant Hill are villages that are located here.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 60 square miles (160 km2), of which, 59.8 square miles (155.0 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (0.37%) is water. The village of Normalville (which is part of Springfield Twp.) was originally named Elm PA. In the late 1800s a Normal Teaching School was built close to the site of the present day Springfield Elementary school. Following the building of the Teacher School the town was renamed Normalville.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,111 people, 1,158 households, and 877 families residing in the township. The population density was 52.0 people per square mile (20.1/km²). There were 1,283 housing units at an average density of 21.4/sq mi (8.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.97% White, 0.23% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 1,158 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $29,133, and the median income for a family was $32,160. Males had a median income of $26,644 versus $18,625 for females. The per capita income for the township was $12,608. About 17.3% of families and 21.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.2% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 40°01′00″N 79°30′59″W / 40.01667°N 79.51639°W / 40.01667; -79.51639