Sewickley Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

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Sewickley Township, Pennsylvania
Sewickley Avenue in Herminie
Sewickley Avenue in Herminie
Map of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Sewickley Township
Map of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Sewickley Township
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Westmoreland County
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting
Westmoreland County
CountryUnited States
 • Total26.97 sq mi (69.85 km2)
 • Land26.76 sq mi (69.31 km2)
 • Water0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)
 • Total5,996
 • Estimate 
 • Density217.50/sq mi (83.98/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code42-129-69392

Sewickley Township is a township in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,996 at the 2010 census.


The Bells Mills Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 26.8 square miles (69.5 km²), of which, 26.6 square miles (68.9 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (0.75%) is water.

Surrounding and adjacent neighborhoods[edit]

Sewickley Township has five land borders, including North Huntingdon Township to the north, Hempfield Township to the east and southeast, Madison borough to the east-southeast, South Huntingdon Township to the south, and Sutersville borough to the southwest. Across the Youghiogheny River in Allegheny County to the west, Sewickley Township runs adjacent with Elizabeth Township. The CDP, Herminie, also resides within the township.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20165,820[2]−2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 5,996 people, 2,524 households, and 1,722 families residing in the township. The population density was 225.4 people per square mile (87.0/km²). There were 2,766 housing units at an average density of 104.0/sq mi (40.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.46% White, 0.37% African American, 0.31% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

There were 2,524 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the township the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 20 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 32.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,677, and the median income for a family was $45,847. Males had a median income of $30,685 versus $20,263 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,846. About 10.2% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

See also[edit]


  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. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2017-04-20.

Coordinates: 40°14′N 79°43′W / 40.233°N 79.717°W / 40.233; -79.717