North East Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania
|Named for: Its location in Erie County |
|Area||42.5 sq mi (110 km2)|
|- land||42.4 sq mi (110 km2)|
|- water||0.1 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Density||181.8 / sq mi (70 / km2)|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-5)|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 42.5 square miles (110.0 km²), of which, 42.4 square miles (109.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.31%) is water.
North East Township contains Pennsylvania's northernmost point.
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,702 people, 2,485 households, and 1,861 families residing in the township. The population density was 181.8 people per square mile (70.2/km²). There were 2,691 housing units at an average density of 63.5/sq mi (24.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.83% White, 0.88% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.
There were 2,485 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.3% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the township the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 19.4% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 102.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $42,696, and the median income for a family was $51,056. Males had a median income of $37,773 versus $25,707 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,516. About 3.6% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.