Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Post office at Jones Mills
Map of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Donegal Township
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|Incorporated||April 6, 1773|
|• Total||49.26 sq mi (127.58 km2)|
|• Land||49.13 sq mi (127.25 km2)|
|• Water||0.13 sq mi (0.33 km2)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||47.71/sq mi (18.42/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 49.2 square miles (127 km2), of which 49.1 square miles (127 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.28%) is water.
The township includes the following communities: Franklin, Hopewell, Horners Mill, Jones Mills, Kregar, and Myersbrook. Donegal Township surrounds, but does not include, the borough of Donegal, which is a separate municipality. The township is bordered by Mount Pleasant Township to the northwest, Cook Township to the northeast, Somerset County to the southeast, and Fayette County to the southwest.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
At the 2000 census there were 2,442 people, 950 households, and 691 families living in the township. The population density was 49.7 people per square mile (19.2/km2). There were 1,207 housing units at an average density of 24.6/sq mi (9.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 99.26% White, 0.12% African American, 0.04% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74%.
Of the 950 households 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 24.6% of households were one person and 10.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.90.
The age distribution was 22.5% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% 65 or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.9 males.
The median household income was $29,741 and the median family income was $33,750. Males had a median income of $29,196 versus $25,529 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,764. About 8.0% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.
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