Pequea Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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For the unincorporated community named Pequea, see Pequea, Pennsylvania.
Pequea Township, Pennsylvania
Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting Pequea Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting Pequea Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Incorporated 1853
Government
 • Type Board of Supervisors
Area
 • Total 13.6 sq mi (35 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,358
 • Density 320.3/sq mi (123.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717

Pequea Township (pronounced peck-way) is a township in central Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,358 at the 2000 census. The community was named for the Piqua tribe.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.6 square miles (35.2 km²), all of it land. The Pequea Creek ends in the township.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,358 people, 1,581 households, and 1,263 families residing in the township. The population density was 320.3 people per square mile (123.6/km²). There were 1,626 housing units at an average density of 119.5/sq mi (46.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.71% White, 0.48% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population.

There were 1,581 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.5% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 16.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $52,969, and the median income for a family was $59,010. Males had a median income of $39,423 versus $25,579 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,323. About 3.0% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 39°58′00″N 76°17′59″W / 39.96667°N 76.29972°W / 39.96667; -76.29972