Highland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
House on Gum Tree Rd.
|Elevation||607 ft (185 m)|
|Area||17.2 sq mi (44.5 km2)|
|- land||17.2 sq mi (45 km2)|
|- water||0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%|
|Density||74.0 / sq mi (28.6 / km2)|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 17.2 square miles (45 km2), all of it land.
At the 2010 census, the township was 85.6% non-Hispanic White, 4.2% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 1.9% were two or more races. 8.7% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry .
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,125 people, 433 households, and 323 families residing in the township. The population density was 65.3 people per square mile (25.2/km²). There were 459 housing units at an average density of 26.7/sq mi (10.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.24% White, 4.89% African American, 0.44% Asian, 0.89% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.04% of the population.
There were 433 households, out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the township the population was spread out, with 22.6% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $55,500, and the median income for a family was $61,875. Males had a median income of $39,318 versus $30,114 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,113. About 3.9% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.