West Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
|West Earl Township, Pennsylvania|
Bitzer's Mill Covered Bridge in West Earl Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting West Earl Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
|• Type||Board of Supervisors|
|• Total||18.0 sq mi (47 km2)|
|• Land||17.6 sq mi (46 km2)|
|• Water||0.4 sq mi (1 km2)|
|• Density||383.5/sq mi (148.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Website||West Earl Township|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 18.0 square miles (46.6 km²), of which, 17.6 square miles (45.7 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (2.00%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,766 people, 2,201 households, and 1,785 families residing in the township. The population density was 383.5 people per square mile (148.1/km²). There were 2,283 housing units at an average density of 129.4/sq mi (50.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.63% White, 0.35% African American, 0.06% Native American, 2.13% Asian, 0.47% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.51% of the population.
There were 2,201 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.7% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.9% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.36.
In the township the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $51,503, and the median income for a family was $54,360. Males had a median income of $37,227 versus $22,037 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,457. About 5.1% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.
The township is served by the Conestoga Valley School District.