Providence Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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Providence Township, Pennsylvania
Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting Providence Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting Providence Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Settled 1720
Incorporated 1853
Government
 • Type Board of Supervisors
Area
 • Total 20.1 sq mi (52 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,651
 • Density 330.3/sq mi (127.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717

Providence Township is a township in south central Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,651 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Solanco School District.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.1 square miles (52.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,651 people, 2,387 households, and 1,847 families residing in the township. The population density was 330.3 people per square mile (127.5/km²). There were 2,486 housing units at an average density of 123.4/sq mi (47.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.74% White, 0.62% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.

There were 2,387 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.1% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,018, and the median income for a family was $49,738. Males had a median income of $37,207 versus $24,571 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,912. About 5.2% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 39°52′29″N 76°15′05″W / 39.87472°N 76.25139°W / 39.87472; -76.25139