Little Britain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Little Britain Township, Pennsylvania
Pine Grove Covered Bridge (1884)
National Register of Historic Places
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting Little Britain Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
|• Type||Board of Supervisors|
|• Total||27.54 sq mi (71.32 km2)|
|• Land||27.24 sq mi (70.55 km2)|
|• Water||0.30 sq mi (0.77 km2)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||155.10/sq mi (59.88/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Website||Little Britain Township|
|U.S. Decennial Census|
On February 7, 1738, a petition was signed by many citizens of Drumore Township, Pennsylvania to create a new township, due to Drumore getting too big. They had a hard time thinking of a new name, though finally John Jamison, one of the oldest and most prominent citizens, proposed that it be called Little Britain Township in memory of most of the settlers' mother country. For over one hundred years, Little Britain Township's boundaries remained unchanged, until 1844 when Fulton Township was formed. Although Robert Fulton, credited with the development of the steamship, was born in Little Britain, his birthplace is within the border of present-day Fulton Township.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 27.5 square miles (71 km2), of which, 27.4 square miles (71 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.54%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,514 people, 1,115 households, and 931 families residing in the township. The population density was 128.3 people per square mile (49.5/km²). There were 1,156 housing units at an average density of 42.2/sq mi (16.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.12% White, 0.65% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population.
There were 1,115 households, out of which 44.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.5% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.5% were non-families. 13.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15 and the average family size was 3.47.
In the township the population was spread out, with 33.7% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $50,017, and the median income for a family was $51,549. Males had a median income of $42,063 versus $25,694 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,563. About 8.8% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.
- "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.