Findley Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania

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Findley Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania
Location of Findley Township in Mercer County
Location of Findley Township in Mercer County
Location of Mercer County in Pennsylvania
Location of Mercer County in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Mercer County
 • Total 21.2 sq mi (55 km2)
 • Land 21.1 sq mi (55 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,910
 • Density 140/sq mi (53/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 724
Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 2,305
2010 2,910 26.2%

Findley Township is a township in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,910 at the 2010 census.[1]


Findley Township is named for William Findley,[2] a Pennsylvania congressman.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.2 square miles (55 km2), of which, 21.1 square miles (55 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.24%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,305 people, 542 households, and 407 families residing in the township. The population density was 109.1 people per square mile (42.1/km2). There were 564 housing units at an average density of 26.7/sq mi (10.3/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 84.56% White, 14.79% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.99% of the population.

There were 542 households, out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the township the population was spread out, with 14.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 41.5% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 238.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 279.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,153, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $30,495 versus $19,471 for females. The per capita income for the township was $11,052. About 4.4% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 41°12′30″N 80°07′23″W / 41.20833°N 80.12306°W / 41.20833; -80.12306