Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

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Upper Allen Township, Pennsylvania
Township
A covered bridge at Messiah College in Upper Allen Township
A covered bridge at Messiah College in Upper Allen Township
Map of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania highlighting Upper Allen Township
Map of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania highlighting Upper Allen Township
Map of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Map of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cumberland
Incorporated 1850
Government
 • Type Board of Commissioners
Area
 • Total 13.3 sq mi (34 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 15,338
 • Density 1,156.5/sq mi (446.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717

Upper Allen Township is a township in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 15,338 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.3 square miles (34.3 km²), all of it land.

Unincorporated communities and census-designated places in Upper Allen Township.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 15,338 people, 5,057 households, and 3,600 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,156.5 people per square mile (446.6/km²). There were 5,198 housing units at an average density of 391.9/sq mi (151.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.49% White, 1.28% African American, 0.09% Native American, 1.65% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.43% of the population.

There were 5,057 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 19.2% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 83.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $54,706, and the median income for a family was $65,349. Males had a median income of $45,589 versus $30,103 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,127. About 2.9% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 40°10′00″N 76°58′59″W / 40.16667°N 76.98306°W / 40.16667; -76.98306