Robinson Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
View of Robinson Township (The Mall at Robinson)
Location within Allegheny county
|• Total||14.9 sq mi (38.7 km2)|
|• Land||14.7 sq mi (38.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)|
|• Density||890/sq mi (350/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Robinson Township is located at (40.458008, -80.128259).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 14.9 square miles (39 km2), of which 14.8 square miles (38 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), or 1.21%, is water.
Robinson Township is bordered by Kennedy Township and the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Fairywood to the east, the boroughs of Thornburg, Rosslyn Farms, and Carnegie to the southeast, Collier Township to the south, and North Fayette Township, Moon Township, and the borough of Coraopolis to the west. To the north, across a channel of the Ohio River, is Neville Township. Robinson Township completely surrounds the borough of Pennsbury Village.
Robinson Township is known in the area as a retail hub. The Mall at Robinson is located in the township, as well as the open-air Settlers Ridge and several smaller plazas. Market District, an upscale offshoot of Pittsburgh area grocer Giant Eagle, has a location in Settlers Ridge and is the largest grocery store in Western Pennsylvania. Bayer USA is based in Robinson Township as well.
As of the census of 2000, there were 12,289 people, 4,828 households, and 3,312 families residing in the township. The population density was 833.2 people per square mile (321.7/km²). There were 5,158 housing units at an average density of 349.7/sq mi (135.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.25% White, 1.90% African American, 0.06% Native American, 2.04% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.
There were 4,828 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the township the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $55,263, and the median income for a family was $66,807. Males had a median income of $46,750 versus $30,605 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,802. About 4.8% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.