Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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Earl Township,
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Hinkletown a small community in Earl Township
Hinkletown a small community in Earl Township
Map of Lancaster County highlighting Earl Township
Map of Lancaster County highlighting Earl Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Settled 1717
Incorporated 1729
 • Type Board of Supervisors
 • Total 22.0 sq mi (57 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,183
 • Density 281.7/sq mi (108.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717

Earl Township is a township in northeastern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,200 at the 2000 census.


The David Davis Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.0 square miles (57 km2), of which, 22.0 square miles (57 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.14%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,183 people, 2,019 households, and 1,617 families residing in the township. The population density was 281.7 people per square mile (108.8/km²). There were 2,126 housing units at an average density of 96.9/sq mi (37.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.27% White, 0.60% African American, 1.15% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.

There were 2,019 households, out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.4% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 17.9% 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 3.06 and the average family size was 3.50.

In the township the population was spread out, with 31.6% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 21.0% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,266, and the median income for a family was $42,667. Males had a median income of $32,635 versus $21,211 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,503. About 9.5% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.9% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.


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

Coordinates: 40°07′00″N 76°07′35″W / 40.11667°N 76.12639°W / 40.11667; -76.12639