Union Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania

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Union Township
Location in Erie County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Location in Erie County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
 • Total36.65 sq mi (94.91 km2)
 • Land36.47 sq mi (94.45 km2)
 • Water0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Total1,655
 • Estimate 
 • Density44.37/sq mi (17.13/km2)
Time zoneUTC-4 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (EDT)
Area code(s)814
Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,618[2]−2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Union Township is a township in Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,655 at the 2010 census.[4]


The township is in southeastern Erie County, bordered to the south by Crawford County. The township surrounds the borough of Union City, a separate municipality.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.6 square miles (94.9 km2), of which 36.4 square miles (94.4 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2), or 0.49%, is water.[4] The South Branch of French Creek flows from east to west across the center of the township.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,663 people, 598 households, and 490 families residing in the township. The population density was 45.6 people per square mile (17.6/km²). There were 631 housing units at an average density of 17.3/sq mi (6.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.76% White, 0.06% African American, 0.06% from other races, and 0.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.12% of the population.

There were 598 households, out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.9% were non-families. 15.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out, with 24.1% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,852, and the median income for a family was $43,563. Males had a median income of $31,346 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,488. About 4.8% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 7.1% 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 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Union township, Erie County, Pennsylvania". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 41°52′00″N 79°47′59″W / 41.86667°N 79.79972°W / 41.86667; -79.79972