Quincy Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania

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Quincy Township,
Franklin County, Pennsylvania
The Twin Kiss in Quincy Township
The Twin Kiss in Quincy Township
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania highlighting Quincy Township
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania highlighting Quincy Township
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Franklin
Settled 1733
Incorporated 1838
 • Total 45.21 sq mi (117.10 km2)
 • Land 45.21 sq mi (117.08 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,541
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 5,494
 • Density 121.53/sq mi (46.92/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 717
FIPS code 42-055-63200
Website www.quincytwp.org
Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20165,494[2]−0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Quincy Township is a township in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,541 at the 2010 census,[4] down from 5,846 at the 2000 census.

The township has the name of John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States.[5]


The township is in southeastern Franklin County, bordered to the east by Adams County. The borough of Mont Alto is surrounded by the northern part of the township but is a separate municipality. The western half of the township is part of the Great Appalachian Valley, an agricultural area with elevations in the township ranging from 650 to 1,100 feet (200 to 340 m), while the eastern half is on the slopes and crests of South Mountain, the highest point of which is the summit of Snowy Mountain, with an elevation exceeding 2,080 feet (630 m). The Appalachian Trail traverses the eastern side of the township.

Pennsylvania Route 997 crosses the center of the township, leading north through Mont Alto to Scotland, and south to Waynesboro. Pennsylvania Route 316 passes through the western part of the township, leading north to Chambersburg, the county seat, and south to Waynesboro. Pennsylvania Route 233 runs east from Mont Alto through the northern part of the township, passing Mont Alto State Park and leading north into Guilford Township and then to Caledonia State Park.

The unincorporated community of Old Forge is in the southeastern part of the township, where the East Branch of Antietam Creek emerges from South Mountain. Other unincorporated communities include Quincy, which lies along PA 997 between Mont Alto and Waynesboro, and South Mountain, in the northeast corner of the township and home of the South Mountain Restoration Center.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 45.2 square miles (117.1 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.02%, is water.[4]

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As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 5,846 people, 1,816 households, and 1,416 families residing in the township. The population density was 130.9 people per square mile (50.6/km²). There were 1,917 housing units at an average density of 42.9/sq mi (16.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.84% White, 2.22% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 1,816 households, out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.8% 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 3.02.

In the township the population was spread out, with 23.3% under the age of 18, 13.9% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,214, and the median income for a family was $47,350. Males had a median income of $30,451 versus $23,663 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,816. About 4.2% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.1% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Quincy township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ M'Cauley, I. H. (1878). Historical Sketch of Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Patriot. p. 202. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 39°49′00″N 77°28′59″W / 39.81667°N 77.48306°W / 39.81667; -77.48306