German Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania

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German Township
Andrew Rabb House, built 1773
Andrew Rabb House, built 1773
Location of German Township in Fayette County
Location of German Township in Fayette County
Location of Fayette County in Pennsylvania
Location of Fayette County in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Fayette
 • Total 33.7 sq mi (87 km2)
 • Land 33.3 sq mi (86 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,097
 • Density 150/sq mi (58/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 724

German Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,595 at the 2000 census. McClellandtown is the township's largest village. The Albert Gallatin Area School District serves the region.

McClellandtown, Edenborn, Leckrone, Ronco, Footedale, Adah, Palmer, Hibbs, and Lambert are located within the township.


The Andrew Rabb House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.7 square miles (87 km2), of which, 33.3 square miles (86 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (1.16%) is water. German Township is bordered on the north by Luzerne and Redstone Townships, on the northeast by Menallen Township, on the east by South Union Township, on the southeast by Georges Township, on the south by Nicholson Township, and on the west by the Monongahela River and Greene County. The entire borough of Masontown is enclaved within the township.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,595 people, 2,148 households, and 1,525 families residing in the township. The population density was 167.9 people per square mile (64.8/km²). There were 2,333 housing units at an average density of 70.0/sq mi (27.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 91.85% White, 7.20% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.

There were 2,148 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $27,434, and the median income for a family was $32,428. Males had a median income of $33,646 versus $20,333 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,769. About 16.9% of families and 19.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.6% of those under age 18 and 15.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 39°53′29″N 79°51′53″W / 39.89139°N 79.86472°W / 39.89139; -79.86472