Fallowfield Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other Pennsylvania townships with similar names, see East Fallowfield Township, Pennsylvania and West Fallowfield Township, Pennsylvania.
Fallowfield Township
The John H. Nelson House, a historic site in the township
The John H. Nelson House, a historic site in the township
Location of Fallowfield Township in Washington County
Location of Fallowfield 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 21.3 sq mi (55 km2)
 • Land 21.3 sq mi (55 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,461
 • Density 210/sq mi (81/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 724

Fallowfield Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,461 at the 2000 census.


Fallowfield is named for Lancelot Fallowfield, one of the first purchasers of land from William Penn.[1]

The John H. Nelson House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.3 square miles (55 km2), of which, 21.3 square miles (55 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.19%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,461 people, 1,765 households, and 1,313 families residing in the township. The population density was 209.6 people per square mile (80.9/km²). There were 1,878 housing units at an average density of 88.2/sq mi (34.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.85% White, 1.43% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

There were 1,765 households out of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the township the population was spread out with 18.4% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,943, and the median income for a family was $45,750. Males had a median income of $36,102 versus $29,159 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,565. About 3.6% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 112. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°08′17″N 79°57′08″W / 40.13806°N 79.95222°W / 40.13806; -79.95222