Indiana Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

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Location in Allegheny County and state of Pennsylvania
Indiana Township, Pennsylvania
Township of Indiana
Nickname(s): 
Fox Chapel, Indiana, Indianola
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyAllegheny
Government
 • MayorAlbert Kaan (R)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)412
Website[1]

Indiana Township is a township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and a Pittsburgh suburb located in the United States. The population was 7,253 at the 2010 census.[1]

Indiana Township was named after the Indiana Territory.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 17.7 square miles (46 km2), all of it land.

Streams[edit]

Deer Creek flows through the township.[3]

The township contains the following communities: Dorseyville, Indianola, Rural Ridge, and Walter Chapel.

Surrounding neighborhoods[edit]

Indiana Township has seven borders, including West Deer Township to the north, Frazer Township to the east, Harmar Township and Fox Chapel to the south, O'Hara Township to the southwest and Shaler and Hampton Townships to the west.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19705,621
19806,0808.2%
19906,024−0.9%
20006,80913.0%
20107,2536.5%
Est. 20167,229[4]−0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
Mansion at Hartwood Acres Park

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 6,809 people, 2,347 households, and 1,828 families residing in the township. The population density was 384.2 people per square mile (148.4/km²). There were 2,457 housing units at an average density of 138.6/sq mi (53.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.67% White, 1.29% African American, 0.06% Native American, 2.16% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

There were 2,347 households, out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the township the population was spread out, with 27.2% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $55,168, and the median income for a family was $65,110. Males had a median income of $50,481 versus $33,914 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,068. About 4.2% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.

Government and Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[7][8]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 52% 1,934 44% 1,627 4% 129
2012 58% 2,111 41% 1,494 1% 40

Communities[edit]

Education[edit]

The township is within the Fox Chapel Area School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Indiana township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  2. ^ "What's in a name? For some, a bit of history". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 10, 1984. p. 2. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Deer Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-12-20.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ EL. "2012 Allegheny County election". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  8. ^ EL. "2016 Pennsylvani general election..." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 15 October 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°34′02″N 79°52′49″W / 40.56722°N 79.88028°W / 40.56722; -79.88028