Lower Chichester Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Lower Chichester Township
Holy Saviour Catholic Church
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
|• Total||1.07 sq mi (2.78 km2)|
|• Land||1.07 sq mi (2.78 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||98 ft (30 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||3,232.06/sq mi (1,248.41/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1216384|
The first mention of Chichester township is on June 27, 1683 when Willard Hughes was appointed constable of "Chichester liberty".
The township is in southern Delaware County and is bordered by Upper Chichester Township to the north, the borough of Trainer to the east, the borough of Marcus Hook to the southeast, and New Castle County, Delaware, to the southwest. The southwest border is part of the 12-mile circle border between Delaware and Pennsylvania. Linwood, a census-designated place, occupies the eastern half of the township and has nearly all of the township's population.
Linwood is a part of Chichester School District. Children within the township usually attend Linwood Elementary School (Grades K-4), Chichester Middle School (Grades 5-8), or Chichester High School (Grades 9-12). Holy Saviour St. John Fisher Elementary School (Grades PK-8) is also located within the township.
As of Census 2010, the racial makeup of the township was 87.6% White, 7.9% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.9% of the population .
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,591 people, 1,278 households, and 916 families residing in the township. The population density was 3,224.5 people per square mile (1,249.1/km²). There were 1,356 housing units at an average density of 1,217.6/sq mi (471.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.35% White, 2.03% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.
There were 1,278 households, out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 17.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.32.
In the township the population was spread out, with 29.2% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $38,846, and the median income for a family was $43,066. Males had a median income of $35,375 versus $22,955 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,881. About 7.3% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.
- "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Lower Chichester township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
- Ashmeade, Henry Graham (1884). History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: L.H. Everts & Co. p. 456. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
- "A Brief History of Trainer" (PDF). www.chichesterhistory.org. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.