Fawn Township, York County, Pennsylvania

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Fawn Township,
York County,
Centre Presbyterian Church
Centre Presbyterian Church
Location in York County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in York County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County York
Settled 1734
Incorporated 1745
 • Type Board of Supervisors
 • Total 27.11 sq mi (70.22 km2)
 • Land 27.11 sq mi (70.20 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,099
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 3,140
 • Density 115.85/sq mi (44.73/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 717
FIPS code 42-133-25408
Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20163,140[2]1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Fawn Township is a township in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,099 at the 2010 census.[4] It is served by the South Eastern School District which provides a public education. The township is named after Fahan, County Donegal, Ireland, by Irish settlers of which 'fawn' is the phonetic pronunciation.[5]


Payne's Folly was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. Also in Fawn Township is part of the Muddy Creek Forks Historic District.[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 27.1 square miles (70 km2), of which 0.04% is water. It surrounds on three sides the borough of Fawn Grove, with the Maryland-Pennsylvania border (the Mason–Dixon Line) forming the southern boundary of both township and borough.


As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 2,727 people, 957 households, and 778 families residing in the township. The population density was 100.8 people per square mile (38.9/km²). There were 994 housing units at an average density of 36.7/sq mi (14.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.80% White, 0.81% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.48% from other races, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.29% of the population.

There were 957 households out of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.8% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.7% were non-families. 14.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $54,018, and the median income for a family was $60,104. Males had a median income of $39,484 versus $27,321 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,271. About 2.2% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 39°44′00″N 76°26′59″W / 39.73333°N 76.44972°W / 39.73333; -76.44972