South Shenango Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania

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South Shenango Township
Location of South Shenango Township in Crawford County
Location of South Shenango Township in Crawford County
Location of Crawford County in Pennsylvania
Location of Crawford County in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Crawford County
 • Total 30.0 sq mi (78 km2)
 • Land 26.6 sq mi (69 km2)
 • Water 3.4 sq mi (9 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,047
 • Density 68/sq mi (26/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 814

South Shenango Township is a township in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,047 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.0 square miles (77.8 km²), of which, 26.6 square miles (68.9 km²) of it is land and 3.4 square miles (8.9 km²) of it (11.39%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,047 people, 854 households, and 603 families residing in the township. The population density was 77.0 people per square mile (29.7/km²). There were 1,709 housing units at an average density of 64.3/sq mi (24.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.44% White, 0.15% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.29% Asian, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.05% of the population.

There were 854 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $38,264. Males had a median income of $35,223 versus $22,188 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,546. About 6.8% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.


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

Coordinates: 41°33′00″N 80°30′59″W / 41.55000°N 80.51639°W / 41.55000; -80.51639