Rapho Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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Rapho Township, Pennsylvania
Township
Schenck's Mill Covered Bridge in Rapho Township
Official seal of Rapho Township, Pennsylvania
Seal
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting Rapho Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting Rapho Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Settled 1721
Incorporated 1741
Government
 • Type Board of Supervisors
Area
 • Total 47.5 sq mi (123 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 10,442
 • Density 219.8/sq mi (84.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717
Website raphotownship.com

Rapho Township is a township in northwestern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 10,442 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Kauffman's Distillery Covered Bridge, Mount Hope Estate, Forry's Mill Covered Bridge, and Siegrist's Mill Covered Bridge 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 47.5 square miles (123.1 km²), all of it land. It is named after Raphoe, County Donegal, Ireland.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 8,578 people, 3,075 households, and 2,398 families residing in the township. The population density was 180.5 people per square mile (69.7/km²). There were 3,185 housing units at an average density of 67.0/sq mi (25.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.72% White, 0.29% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.51% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

There were 3,075 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.5% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,063, and the median income for a family was $55,625. Males had a median income of $36,935 versus $25,402 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,412. About 3.0% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

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. 

Coordinates: 40°12′00″N 76°30′05″W / 40.20000°N 76.50139°W / 40.20000; -76.50139