East Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania

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East Bethlehem Township
The Regester Log House, a historic site in the township
The Regester Log House, a historic site in the township
Location of East Bethlehem Township in Washington County
Location of East Bethlehem Township in Washington County
Location of Washington County in Pennsylvania
Location of Washington County in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Washington County
 • Total 5.3 sq mi (14 km2)
 • Land 5.1 sq mi (13 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,354
 • Density 440/sq mi (170/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 724
Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 2,524
2010 2,354 −6.7%

East Bethlehem Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,354 at the 2010 census.[1] The township contains the Frederickstown-Millsboro census-designated place.


Bethlehem Township, formed in 1781, was split into East and West Bethlehem Townships in 1790.

The Regester Log House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 5.3 square miles (14 km2), of which, 5.1 square miles (13 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (4.31%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,524 people, 1,048 households, and 704 families residing in the township. The population density was 494.0 people per square mile (190.7/km²). There were 1,210 housing units at an average density of 236.8/sq mi (91.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.12% White, 2.38% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

There were 1,048 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $24,103, and the median income for a family was $29,231. Males had a median income of $29,485 versus $17,275 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,024. About 14.4% of families and 18.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.0% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml#
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 39°59′30″N 79°59′49″W / 39.99167°N 79.99694°W / 39.99167; -79.99694