Franklin Township, York County, Pennsylvania

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Franklin Township,
York County,
Pennsylvania
House on Bypass Road
House on Bypass Road
Location in York County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in York County and the state of Pennsylvania.
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyYork
Settled1740
Incorporated1089
Government
 • TypeBoard of Supervisors
Area
 • Total19.24 sq mi (49.82 km2)
 • Land19.19 sq mi (49.71 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.12 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total5,032
 • Estimate 
(2020)[2]
5,032
 • Density262.08/sq mi (101.19/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)717
FIPS code42-133-27480
Historical population
Census Pop.
20004,515
20104,6783.6%
2016 (est.)4,888[2]4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Franklin Township is a township in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,032 at the 2020 census.[4]

History[edit]

Clear Spring Mill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 19.2 square miles (50 km2), of which 19.1 square miles (49 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 0.26%, is water. The township occupies the westernmost corner of York County in south-central Pennsylvania, and it surrounds the borough of Franklintown, located near the eastern corner of the township.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2020, there were 5,032 people, 1,920 households, and 1,284 families living in the township. The population density was 262.1 people per square mile (101.2/km2). There were unknown number of housing units. The racial makeup of the township was 93.3% White, 2.1% African American, 0.0% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.8% Hispanics or Latino, and 3.7% from two or more races.

There were 1,920 households. The average household size was 2.62.

In the township the population was spread out, with 22.7% under the age of 18, 62.5% between the ages of 18 and 65, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. 48.0% of the population consists of females and 52.0 percent of the population consists of males.

The median income for a household in the township was $70.507. The income per capita was $38,728. 7.5% of the population were in poverty.

From 2015 to 2019, there were 367 veterans.

From 2015 to 2019, 90.9% percent of the households had a computer, while 80.7% of the households had a broadband internet subscription. 97.1% of the population age 25 or higher has a high school graduate degree or higher, while 24.4% of the population age 25 or higher has a bachelor's degree or higher.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "United States Census Bureau, Quickfacts: Franklin township, York County, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 16 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 16 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ Gerard C. Wertkin (2 August 2004). Encyclopedia of American Folk Art. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-135-95614-1.

Coordinates: 40°04′00″N 77°07′49″W / 40.06667°N 77.13028°W / 40.06667; -77.13028