Loyalhanna Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

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Loyalhanna Township, Pennsylvania
Fields along Pennsylvania Route 981
Map of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania highlighting Loyalhanna Township
Map of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania highlighting Loyalhanna Township
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Westmoreland County
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting
Westmoreland County
CountryUnited States
 • Total22.34 sq mi (57.86 km2)
 • Land21.57 sq mi (55.86 km2)
 • Water0.77 sq mi (2.00 km2)
 • Total2,382
 • Estimate 
 • Density106.41/sq mi (41.08/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code42-129-45200

Loyalhanna Township is a township in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 2,301.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.9 square miles (56.7 km²), of which, 19.9 square miles (51.6 km²) is land and 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²) is water. The total area is 8.91% water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20162,295[2]−3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,301 people, 879 households, and 624 families residing in the township. The population density was 115.4 people per square mile (44.6/km²). There were 964 housing units at an average density of 48.4/sq mi (18.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.57% White, 0.65% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 0.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 879 households, out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,561, and the median income for a family was $35,441. Males had a median income of $30,565 versus $22,625 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,136. 12.6% of the population and 11.0% of families were below the poverty line. 16.4% of those under the age of 18 and 10.4% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 40°28′00″N 79°28′59″W / 40.46667°N 79.48306°W / 40.46667; -79.48306