South Franklin Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania

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South Franklin Township
South Franklin Volunteer Fire Department
South Franklin Volunteer Fire Department
Etymology: Benjamin Franklin
Location of South Franklin Township in Washington County
Location of South Franklin Township in Washington County
Location of Washington County in Pennsylvania
Location of Washington County in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Washington County
Established February 2, 1892
 • Total 20.67 sq mi (53.53 km2)
 • Land 20.58 sq mi (53.30 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,310
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 3,246
 • Density 157.73/sq mi (60.90/km2)
Time zone UTC-4 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (EDT)
Area code(s) 724
Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20163,246[2]−1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

South Franklin Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,310 at the 2010 census.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.7 square miles (53.5 km²), of which, 20.6 square miles (53.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.39%) is water.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 3,796 people, 1,360 households, and 1,083 families residing in the township. The population density was 184.5 people per square mile (71.2/km²). There were 1,450 housing units at an average density of 70.5/sq mi (27.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.18% White, 0.18% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 1,360 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.5% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $46,713, and the median income for a family was $53,500. Males had a median income of $37,888 versus $24,923 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,975. About 4.7% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 8.0% 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. 

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Coordinates: 40°05′57″N 80°17′39″W / 40.09917°N 80.29417°W / 40.09917; -80.29417