Harmar Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

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Location in Allegheny County and state of Pennsylvania

Harmar Township is a township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,921 at the 2010 census.[1]

The township was named after Harmar Denny, a U.S. congressman and son of Ebenezer Denny.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 6.4 square miles (17 km2), of which 6.0 square miles (16 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), or 7.45%, is water.

Streams[edit]

Harmar Township is entirely in the Allegheny River drainage basin and contains one undeveloped state park, Allegheny Islands State Park, on three alluvial islands in the Allegheny River. Deer Creek flows through the township; it joins the Allegheny at Harmar.[3]

Government and Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[4][5]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 55% 914 42% 693 4% 52
2012 54% 810 45% 671 1% 18

Surrounding and adjacent neighborhoods[edit]

Harmar Township has six land borders, including Indiana Township to the north, Frazer Township to the northeast, Springdale Township and Cheswick to the east, O'Hara Township to the southwest and Fox Chapel to the west.

Bordering the Allegheny River, Harmar runs adjacent with Oakmont to the south (with a direct link via Hulton Bridge) and Plum to the south and southeast.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19703,916
19803,461−11.6%
19903,144−9.2%
20003,2423.1%
20102,921−9.9%
Est. 20163,043[6]4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 3,242 people, 1,522 households, and 882 families residing in the township. The population density was 543.3 people per square mile (209.7/km²). There were 1,637 housing units at an average density of 274.3/sq mi (105.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.75% White, 0.68% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.99% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

There were 1,522 households, out of which 19.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.0% were non-families. 37.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the township the population was spread out, with 17.1% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 22.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,625, and the median income for a family was $50,054. Males had a median income of $35,731 versus $28,455 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,486. About 6.3% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Harmar township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  2. ^ "What's in a name? For some, a bit of history". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 10, 1984. p. 1. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Deer Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-12-20.
  4. ^ EL. "2012 Allegheny County election". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  5. ^ EL. "2016 Pennsylvani general election..." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 40°32′38″N 79°49′54″W / 40.54389°N 79.83167°W / 40.54389; -79.83167