Perry Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

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Perry Township
Township school at Wurtemburg
Township school at Wurtemburg
Location of Perry Township in Lawrence County
Location of Perry Township in Lawrence County
Location of Lawrence County in Pennsylvania
Location of Lawrence County in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lawrence County
Established 1796
 • Total 18.5 sq mi (48 km2)
 • Land 18.4 sq mi (48 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,938
 • Density 100/sq mi (40/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 724
Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 1,930
2010 1,938 0.4%

Perry Township is a township in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,938 at the 2010 census.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 18.5 square miles (47.8 km²), of which 18.4 square miles (47.6 km²) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), or 0.32%, is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,930 people, 735 households, and 566 families residing in the township. The population density was 104.9 people per square mile (40.5/km²). There were 772 housing units at an average density of 42.0/sq mi (16.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.12% White, 0.31% African American, 0.26% Asian, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.16% of the population.

There were 735 households, out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the township the population was spread out, with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,887, and the median income for a family was $46,793. Males had a median income of $35,767 versus $24,205 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,066. About 8.0% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.6% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 40°52′28″N 80°13′29″W / 40.87444°N 80.22472°W / 40.87444; -80.22472