Conewago Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

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Conewago Township,
Dauphin County,
Pennsylvania
Township
Lawn Rest Stop on the Pennsylvania Turnpike
Lawn Rest Stop on the Pennsylvania Turnpike
Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania
Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Dauphin
Settled 1755
Incorporated 1850
Government
 • Type Board of Supervisors
 • Chairman Gary Painter
Area
 • Total 16.7 sq mi (43.3 km2)
 • Land 16.7 sq mi (43.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,997
 • Density 179/sq mi (69.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717
Website conewagotownship.com

Conewago Township is a township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,997 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

Conewago Township was named from Conewago Creek, which forms its southern boundary.[2] The name is an Indian word (either Delaware or Iroquois) meaning "at the place of rapids" (Conewaugha). Conewago Township was created in 1850 from parts of Derry and Londonderry townships. It is located in Dauphin County, which used to be part of Lancaster County, and before that part of Chester County.[3]

Geography[edit]

The township occupies the southeastern corner of Dauphin County, bordered to the south (across Conewago Creek) by Lancaster County and to the east by Lebanon County. The unincorporated community of Bachmanville is in the northeastern part of the township, and Deodate is near the center.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 16.7 square miles (43.3 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,847 people, 1,019 households, and 814 families residing in the township. The population density was 170.1 people per square mile (65.7/km²). There were 1,069 housing units at an average density of 63.9/sq mi (24.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.61% White, 0.81% African American, 0.39% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 1,019 households, out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.6% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 15.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township the population was spread out, with 26.5% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $58,922, and the median income for a family was $65,195. Males had a median income of $43,438 versus $28,514 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,898. About 4.3% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Conewago township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Notes and Queries, Historical, Biographical and Genealogical, Relating Chiefly to Interior Pennsylvania. Harrisburg Publishing Company. 1895. pp. 14–. 
  3. ^ http://www.conewagoonline.com/history.htm
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°15′01″N 76°35′59″W / 40.25028°N 76.59972°W / 40.25028; -76.59972