Stewart Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania

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Stewart Township
Township
Wrightfallingwater.jpg
Fallingwater is in Stewart Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Fayette
Area 51.1 sq mi (132 km2)
 - land 50.6 sq mi (131 km2)
 - water 0.5 sq mi (1 km2)
Population 743 (2000)
Density 14.7 / sq mi (6 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code 724
Location of Stewart Township in Fayette County
Location of Fayette County in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Stewart Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The population was 743 at the 2000 census.

Stonerville and Kaufmann are the only villages in this very rural township, which is served by the Uniontown Area School District.

Two U.S.National Historic Landmarks are also in Stewart Township. They are Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob. Both were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and are available for touring.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 51.1 square miles (132.4 km²), of which, 50.6 square miles (131.2 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²) of it (0.92%) is water.

Landmarks[edit]

Two homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright are located in Stewart Township and are on the National Register of Historic Places.

The first is the internationally renowned 'Fallingwater' house The Frank Lloyd Wright designed Fallingwater house, perched over Bear Run waterfalls at Mill Run, is an internationally renowned architectural landmark. Public tours are offered, which allow enjoying Bear Run also.[1]

The second Wright house is the Kentuck Knob residence, grounds, and sculpture park - open to the public for tours and countryside walks.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 743 people, 275 households, and 215 families residing in the township. The population density was 14.7 people per square mile (5.7/km²). There were 338 housing units at an average density of 6.7/sq mi (2.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.46% White, 0.13% African American, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

There were 275 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.7% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 108.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,917, and the median income for a family was $35,060. Males had a median income of $26,786 versus $16,563 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,754. About 5.9% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 39°54′00″N 79°26′59″W / 39.90000°N 79.44972°W / 39.90000; -79.44972