East Franklin Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania

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East Franklin Township, Pennsylvania
Township
Along Butler Road in the western part of the township
Along Butler Road in the western part of the township
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania highlighting East Franklin Township
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania highlighting East Franklin Township
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Armstrong
Settled 1830
Incorporated 1868
Area
 • Total 31.5 sq mi (81.7 km2)
 • Land 30.9 sq mi (80.0 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,082
 • Density 132/sq mi (51.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 16201
Area code(s) 724
Website www.eastfranklintownship.com

East Franklin Township is a township in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,082 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

The Allegheny River Lock and Dam No. 7 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[2]

Geography[edit]

The township is located in west-central Armstrong County, on the west side of the Allegheny River. It surrounds the boroughs of West Kittanning and Applewold. Unincorporated communities in the township include West Hills, Walkchalk, Furnace Run, Tarrtown, Bridgeburg, Adrian, and Cowansville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.5 square miles (81.7 km2), of which 30.9 square miles (80.0 km2) is land and 0.66 square miles (1.7 km2), or 2.12%, is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,900 people, 1,546 households, and 1,167 families residing in the township. The population density was 126.4 people per square mile (48.8/km²). There were 1,656 housing units at an average density of 53.7/sq mi (20.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.87% White, 0.10% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.03% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 1,546 households, out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.9% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the township the population was spread out, with 21.9% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,753, and the median income for a family was $41,797. Males had a median income of $35,391 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,787. About 7.2% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): East Franklin township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  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. 

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Coordinates: 40°53′00″N 79°29′29″W / 40.88333°N 79.49139°W / 40.88333; -79.49139