Dunbar Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania

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Dunbar Township
The Isaac Meason House, a historic house in the township
The Isaac Meason House, a historic house in the township
Location of Dunbar Township in Fayette County
Location of Dunbar Township in Fayette County
Location of Fayette County in Pennsylvania
Location of Fayette County in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Fayette
 • Total 59.5 sq mi (154 km2)
 • Land 59.1 sq mi (153 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,126
 • Density 120/sq mi (46/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 724

Dunbar Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 7,562 at the 2000 census.


The Isaac Meason House was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1971.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 59.5 square miles (154 km2), of which, 59.1 square miles (153 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (0.74%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,562 people, 2,944 households, and 2,140 families residing in the township. The population density was 128.0 people per square mile (49.4/km²). There were 3,152 housing units at an average density of 53.3/sq mi (20.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.57% White, 1.52% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.32% of the population.

There were 2,944 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,951, and the median income for a family was $38,438. Males had a median income of $29,516 versus $20,670 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,083. About 8.7% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.1% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.


Dunbar Township is served by the Connellsville Area School District.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°02′00″N 79°36′59″W / 40.03333°N 79.61639°W / 40.03333; -79.61639