South Canaan Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania

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South Canaan Township
St Tikhon Monastery
St Tikhon Monastery
Location in Wayne County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Wayne County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Coordinates: 41°32′00″N 75°24′59″W / 41.53333°N 75.41639°W / 41.53333; -75.41639Coordinates: 41°32′00″N 75°24′59″W / 41.53333°N 75.41639°W / 41.53333; -75.41639
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Wayne
 • Total 28.23 sq mi (73.13 km2)
 • Land 27.46 sq mi (71.13 km2)
 • Water 0.77 sq mi (2.00 km2)
Elevation 1,444 ft (440 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,768
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 1,708
 • Density 62.19/sq mi (24.01/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip Code 18436, 18459, 18472
Area code(s) 570 Exchange: 937
FIPS code 42-127-72024

South Canaan is a second-class township in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. The township's population was 1,768 at the time of the 2010 United States Census.[3]

South Canaan is home to Saint Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary and the oldest Orthodox monastery in North America — Saint Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery (Russian: Тихоновский монастырь).[4]


The Octagon Stone Schoolhouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[5]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 28.2 square miles (72.9 km²), of which, 27.5 square miles (70.4 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it (2.48%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,708[2]−3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,768 people, 645 households, and 487 families residing in the township. The population density was 64.3 people per square mile (24.8/km²). There were 762 housing units at an average density of 27.7/sq mi (10.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.9% White, 0.5% Black, 0.2% American Indian, 1.1% Asian, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 645 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 58.8% from 18 to 64, and 17% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.3 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,177, and the median income for a family was $40,170. Males had a median income of $26,484 versus $22,400 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,706. About 10.6% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 5.8% 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. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  4. ^ Orthodox Christians in North America 1794-1994. Chapter 9. The Emerging American Mission
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016. 

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