Connellsville Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania

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Connellsville Township
Location of Connellsville Township in Fayette County
Location of Connellsville Township in Fayette County
Location of Fayette County in Pennsylvania
Location of Fayette County in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Fayette
 • Total 10.8 sq mi (28 km2)
 • Land 10.7 sq mi (28 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,391
 • Density 220/sq mi (85/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 724

Connellsville Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,483 at the 2000 census. It is served by the Connellsville Area School District.

Poplar Grove, Shady Rest, Broadford, Washington Heights, Coldbrook, Sunrise Circle, The Narrows, McCoy, and North Connellsville are neighborhoods within the township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 10.8 square miles (28 km2), of which, 10.7 square miles (28 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (1.38%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,483 people, 1,032 households, and 725 families residing in the township. The population density was 232.5 people per square mile (89.8/km²). There were 1,093 housing units at an average density of 102.3/sq mi (39.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.07% White, 0.60% African American, 0.08% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.12% of the population.

There were 1,032 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,740, and the median income for a family was $35,404. Males had a median income of $29,095 versus $20,685 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,860. About 13.0% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 40°01′00″N 79°32′59″W / 40.01667°N 79.54972°W / 40.01667; -79.54972