West Shenango Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania
|West Shenango Township|
Lakeshore at Pymatuning State Park
|Area||8.9 sq mi (23 km2)|
|- land||6.8 sq mi (18 km2)|
|- water||2.1 sq mi (5 km2)|
|Density||79.5 / sq mi (31 / km2)|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-5)|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 8.9 square miles (23.0 km²), of which, 6.8 square miles (17.6 km²) of it is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²) of it (23.31%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 541 people, 221 households, and 152 families residing in the township. The population density was 79.5 people per square mile (30.7/km²). There were 288 housing units at an average density of 42.3/sq mi (16.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.63% White, and 0.37% from two or more races.
There were 221 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the township the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $34,250 and the median income for a family was $43,438. Males had a median income of $34,643 versus $19,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,284. About 5.7% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.