Bell Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

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Bell Township,
Westmoreland County,
Pennsylvania
Snow-covered fields west of Saltsburg
Snow-covered fields west of Saltsburg
Map of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Bell Township
Map of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Bell Township
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Westmoreland County
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting
Westmoreland County
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyWestmoreland
Settled1800
Incorporated1853
Area
 • Total22.14 sq mi (57.34 km2)
 • Land21.49 sq mi (55.66 km2)
 • Water0.65 sq mi (1.69 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,348
 • Estimate 
(2018)[2]
2,280
 • Density106.98/sq mi (41.31/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code42-129-05208

Bell Township is a township in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,458 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.1 square miles (57 km2), of which, 21.4 square miles (55 km2) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) of it (3.35%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
20002,458
20102,348−4.5%
2018 (est.)2,280[2]−2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

At the 2000 census there were 2,458 people, 932 households, and 724 families living in the township. The population density was 115.0 people per square mile (44.4/km²). There were 982 housing units at an average density of 45.9/sq mi (17.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.88% White, 1.30% African American, 0.12% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.20%.[4]

Of the 932 households 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 19.6% of households were one person and 9.0% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.03.

The age distribution was 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median household income was $40,202 and the median family income was $48,194. Males had a median income of $34,023 versus $26,169 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,434. About 5.9% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Bureau, U. S. Census. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. US Census Bureau. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 40°29′00″N 79°29′29″W / 40.48333°N 79.49139°W / 40.48333; -79.49139