Conneaut Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania

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Conneaut Township, Erie County,
Harrington Covered Bridge
Location in Erie County and the state of Pennsylvania
Location in Erie County and the state of Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Erie
 • Total 43.4 sq mi (112.5 km2)
 • Land 43.1 sq mi (111.6 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,290
 • Density 100/sq mi (38.5/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 814

Conneaut Township is a township in Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,290 at the 2010 census,[1] up from 3,908 at the 2000 census.


The Harrington Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[2]


Conneaut Township occupies the southwest corner of Erie County. It is bordered to the south by Crawford County and to the west by Ashtabula County in Ohio. The township surrounds the borough of Albion, a separate municipality.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 43.4 square miles (112.5 km2), of which 43.1 square miles (111.6 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km2), or 0.82%, is water.[1] Conneaut Creek, a tributary of Lake Erie, crosses the east side of the township from south to north, then turns west and forms the northern border of the township until it enters Ohio.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 1,893
1990 1,938 2.4%
2000 3,908 101.7%
2010 4,290 9.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[3][4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 3,908 people, 740 households, and 563 families residing in the township. The population density was 90.2 people per square mile (34.8/km²). There were 771 housing units at an average density of 17.8/sq mi (6.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 73.39% White, 25.28% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.17% of the population.

There were 740 households, out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township the population was spread out, with 14.0% under the age of 18, 14.9% from 18 to 24, 46.7% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 295.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 361.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,682, and the median income for a family was $38,421. Males had a median income of $32,391 versus $21,957 for females. The per capita income for the township was $7,971. About 8.5% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.8% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Conneaut township, Erie County, Pennsylvania". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Erie County Municipality Population Estimates" (PDF). Retrieved June 5, 2016. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 41°52′00″N 80°21′59″W / 41.86667°N 80.36639°W / 41.86667; -80.36639