Pocopson Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 39°54′27″N 75°40′19″W / 39.90750°N 75.67194°W / 39.90750; -75.67194
Pocopson Township
Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Chester
Elevation 397 ft (121 m)
Coordinates 39°54′27″N 75°40′19″W / 39.90750°N 75.67194°W / 39.90750; -75.67194
Area 8.4 sq mi (21.8 km2)
 - land 8.3 sq mi (21 km2)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 1.19%
Population 4,582 (2010)
Density 552.0 / sq mi (213.1 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of Pocopson Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: http://www.pocopson.org

Pocopson Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,582 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Northbrook Historic District, Trimbleville Historic District, Lenape Bridge, and Wilkinson House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 8.4 square miles (22 km2), of which 8.3 square miles (21 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 1.43%, is water.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2010 census, the township was 81.6% non-Hispanic White, 8.4% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 4.3% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, and 1.6% were two or more races. 4.4% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry [1].

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,350 people, 859 households, and 716 families residing in the township. The population density was 404.4 people per square mile (156.2/km²). There were 890 housing units at an average density of 107.4/sq mi (41.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 87.01% White, 11.64% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.09% of the population.

There were 859 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.9% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.6% were non-families. 13.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township the population was spread out with 19.0% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 125.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 132.2 males.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 416
1940 513 23.3%
1950 475 −7.4%
1960 1,315 176.8%
1970 1,556 18.3%
1980 2,331 49.8%
1990 3,266 40.1%
2000 3,350 2.6%
2010 4,582 36.8%
http://www.dvrpc.org/data/databull/rdb/db82/appedixa.xls.

The median income for a household in the township was $98,215, and the median income for a family was $105,144. Males had a median income of $77,174 versus $42,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $51,883. About 1.1% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 1.5% of those age 65 or over

About Pocopson[edit]

Pocopson is a mostly rural community, home to (besides residential areas) three restaurants, two parks, two veterinary offices, a career coaching practice, a canoe rental company, a dentist office, a beauty salon, a coffee shop, a florist, a prison and juvenile detention center, a retirement home, a post office, a hardware store, an elementary school, a fencing company and a steelworking hall.[citation needed] The township is part of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District.

Famous residents[edit]

References[edit]

  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. 
  3. ^ Klein, Michael (December 17, 2007). "No joke: Prankster wants to open hometown theater". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2007-12-25. Retrieved 2007-01-16. 

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