Southampton Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania

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Southampton Township,
Franklin County,
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania highlighting Southampton Township
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania highlighting Southampton Township
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Franklin
Incorporated 1783
 • Total 38.0 sq mi (98 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,138
 • Density 161.5/sq mi (62.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717

Southampton Township is a township in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,138 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 38.0 square miles (98.5 km²), of which, 38.0 square miles (98.4 km²) of it is land and 0.03% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,138 people, 2,271 households, and 1,741 families residing in the township. The population density was 161.5 people per square mile (62.3/km²). There were 2,359 housing units at an average density of 62.1/sq mi (24.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.73% White, 1.47% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 2,271 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,266, and the median income for a family was $46,339. Males had a median income of $31,199 versus $22,473 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,981. About 5.5% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°03′00″N 77°34′59″W / 40.05000°N 77.58306°W / 40.05000; -77.58306