West Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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West Cocalico Township, Pennsylvania
Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting West Cocalico Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting West Cocalico Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Settled 1732
Incorporated 1838
Government
 • Type Board of Supervisors
Area
 • Total 27.6 sq mi (71 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,967
 • Density 252.6/sq mi (97.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website West Cocalico Township

West Cocalico Township is a township in northeastern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,967 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Cocalico Township was divided into East Cocalico and West Cocalico Townships in 1838. Among the Township's historical sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1] are Reinholds Station Trinity Chapel, Furnace Hills Tenant House, and Henry Walter House.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 27.6 square miles (71.6 km²), of which, 27.6 square miles (71.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.18%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,967 people, 2,298 households, and 1,888 families residing in the township. The population density was 252.6 people per square mile (97.5/km²). There were 2,383 housing units at an average density of 86.4/sq mi (33.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.31% White, 0.32% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 2,298 households out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.7% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.8% were non-families. 14.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $53,045, and the median income for a family was $57,152. Males had a median income of $40,077 versus $24,184 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,306. About 1.2% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 4.6% 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°17′00″N 76°06′59″W / 40.28333°N 76.11639°W / 40.28333; -76.11639