Hampden Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

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Hampden Township,
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Township
Motto: Where People Come First
Map of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania highlighting Hampden Township
Map of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania highlighting Hampden Township
Map of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Map of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cumberland
Settled 1731
Incorporated Jan 23, 1845
Government
 • Type Board of Commissioners
 • President Al Bienstock
 • Vice President John Thomas
Area
 • Total 17.9 sq mi (46.3 km2)
 • Land 17.3 sq mi (44.9 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 28,044
 • Density 1,617/sq mi (624.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717
Website www.hampdentownship.us

Hampden Township is the largest municipality by population in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 28,044 at the 2010 census,[1] up from 24,135 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

The Johannes Eberly House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[2]

Geography[edit]

Hampden Township is located in northeastern Cumberland County, drained by Conodoguinet Creek, which makes several large bends across the middle of the township on its way east towards the Susquehanna River. Blue Mountain separates the township in the north from Perry County. Its villages include Brennemans Mill, Good Hope, Mount Zion, and Sporting Hill.

Interstate 81 crosses the northern part of the township, with access from Exit 61 (Pennsylvania Route 944) at Mount Zion. Pennsylvania Route 581, the southwestern segment of Harrisburg's Capital Beltway, interchanges with I-81 in the west and runs south then east across the township, with access from Exit 2 (Creekview Road), Exit 3 (Carlisle Pike/U.S. Route 11), and Exit 4 (Pennsylvania Route 641).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 17.9 square miles (46.3 km2), of which 17.3 square miles (44.9 km2) is land and 0.54 square miles (1.4 km2), or 2.93%, is water.[1]

Adjacent municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 28,044 people, 11,470 households, and 7,993 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,558 people per square mile (524.4/km²). There were 12,261 housing units at an average density of 681.1/sq mi (217.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 88.9% White, 1.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 7.1% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 11,470 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.6 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $85,284, and the median income for a family was $105,121. Males had a median income of $62,566 versus $51,473 for females. The per capita income for the township was $42,955. About 1.2% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Hampden Township became a first class township on Jan 1, 1960.

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has its headquarters in the township.[4][5]

Education[edit]

Hampden Township is served by the Cumberland Valley School District. The township is home to three public elementary schools and one public middle school.

(Exception: few students also attend Eagle View Middle School)

Parks and recreation[edit]

Hampden township maintains over 100 acres (0.40 km2) of parkland and recreation facilities.

  • Hampden Pool and Park
  • Creekview Recreation Area
  • Salem Community Park
  • Conodoguinet Youth Park

The township also manages Armitage Golf Club, a 70-par course located along Orrs Bridge Road.

Other parks[edit]

  • Indian Creek Park
  • Pinebrook Neighborhood Park

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Hampden township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 19, 2015. 
  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. 
  4. ^ "Contact Us." Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Retrieved on October 5, 2012. "Central Office: 1920 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050"
  5. ^ "Street Map." (Archive) Hampden Township. Retrieved on October 5, 2012.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°14′00″N 76°57′59″W / 40.23333°N 76.96639°W / 40.23333; -76.96639