Mount Pleasant Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania

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Mount Pleasant Township
Township
Looking west near 78 Main Street in Hickory
Looking west near 78 Main Street in Hickory
Location of Mount Pleasant Township in Washington County
Location of Mount Pleasant Township in Washington County
Location of Washington County in Pennsylvania
Location of Washington County in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Washington County
Established May 10, 1788
Area[1]
 • Total 35.67 sq mi (92.39 km2)
 • Land 35.59 sq mi (92.18 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,515
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 3,500
 • Density 98.34/sq mi (37.97/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 724
Website www.mpt-pa.com
Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 3,422
2010 3,515 2.7%
Est. 2016 3,500 [2] −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Mount Pleasant Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 3,515.[4]

History[edit]

Krepps Covered Bridge

The Krepps Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92 km2), of which 35.6 square miles (92 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.22%) is water.

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

McGugin Tunnel[edit]

The McGugin Tunnel is located at latitude - longitude coordinates of N 40.28674 and W -80.33173. The nearest major town is Hickory, Pennsylvania, where it passes under Pennsylvania Route 18. The tunnel is at an elevation of 1,263 feet (385 m).

Hickory Tunnel[edit]

The Hickory Tunnel is close to the McGugin Tunnel. It has the same nearest major town, Hickory, where the tunnel passes under Pennsylvania Route 50. The elevation of the tunnel is 1,286 feet (392 m).

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 3,422 people, 1,279 households, and 1,006 families residing in the township. The population density was 96.0 people per square mile (37.1/km²). There were 1,348 housing units at an average density of 37.8/sq mi (14.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.49% White, 2.98% African American, 0.09% Asian, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.09% of the population.

There were 1,279 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.1% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.3% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,172, and the median income for a family was $48,915. Males had a median income of $35,750 versus $22,917 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,800. About 3.6% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 40°19′59″N 80°17′59″W / 40.333°N 80.2997°W / 40.333; -80.2997