New Vernon Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania

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New Vernon Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Mercer County
Area 16.5 sq mi (43 km2)
 - land 15.1 sq mi (39 km2)
 - water 1.4 sq mi (4 km2)
Population 524 (2000)
Density 34.8 / sq mi (13 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code 724
Location of New Vernon Township in Mercer County
Location of Mercer County in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States


New Vernon Township is a township in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 504 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 16.5 square miles (42.7 km²), of which, 15.1 square miles (39.0 km²) of it is land and 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²) of it (8.61%) is water.


At the 2010 census,[1] there were 504 people, 199 households and 147 families residing in the township. The population density was 34.8 per square mile (13.4/km²). There were 231 housing units at an average density of 14/sq mi (5.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.21% White.

There were 199 households of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 57.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.93.

Age distribution was 26.1% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.3 years. For every 100 females there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median household income was $42,917, and the median family income was $58,636.

At the 2000 census, males had a median income of $29,732 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,325. About 5.4% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 41°25′00″N 80°06′59″W / 41.41667°N 80.11639°W / 41.41667; -80.11639