Providence Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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Providence Township, Pennsylvania
Smithville Church of God
Smithville Church of God
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting Providence Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting Providence Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
 • TypeBoard of Supervisors
 • Total20.01 sq mi (51.82 km2)
 • Land19.88 sq mi (51.48 km2)
 • Water0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)
 • Total6,897
 • Estimate 
 • Density350.57/sq mi (135.36/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)717
FIPS code42-071-62832
Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20166,968[2]1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Providence Township is a township in south central Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,897 at the 2010 census.[4] It is part of the Solanco School District.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.1 square miles (52.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 6,651 people, 2,387 households, and 1,847 families residing in the township. The population density was 330.3 people per square mile (127.5/km²). There were 2,486 housing units at an average density of 123.4/sq mi (47.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.74% White, 0.62% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.

There were 2,387 households, out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.1% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the township the population was spread out, with 27.8% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,018, and the median income for a family was $49,738. Males had a median income of $37,207 versus $24,571 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,912. About 5.2% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.


  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". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
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  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 39°52′29″N 76°15′05″W / 39.87472°N 76.25139°W / 39.87472; -76.25139