Upper Oxford Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania

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Upper Oxford Township
Homeville Friends Meeting House
Homeville Friends Meeting House
Location in Chester County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Chester County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Coordinates: 39°50′34″N 75°57′13″W / 39.84278°N 75.95361°W / 39.84278; -75.95361Coordinates: 39°50′34″N 75°57′13″W / 39.84278°N 75.95361°W / 39.84278; -75.95361
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyChester
Area
 • Total16.73 sq mi (43.34 km2)
 • Land16.64 sq mi (43.09 km2)
 • Water0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)
Elevation
558 ft (170 m)
Population
 • Total2,484
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
2,497
 • Density150.10/sq mi (57.95/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)610
FIPS code42-029-79208
Websitewww.upperoxford.us

Upper Oxford Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 2,484.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 16.8 square miles (44 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930780
194085910.1%
19509035.1%
196099710.4%
19701,13613.9%
19801,33217.3%
19901,61521.2%
20002,09529.7%
20102,48418.6%
Est. 20162,497[2]0.5%
[3]

At the 2010 census, the township was 86.1% non-Hispanic White, 3.7% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 2.1% were two or more races. 7.8% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry[4].

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 2,095 people, 725 households, and 584 families residing in the township. The population density was 124.8 people per square mile (48.2/km²). There were 743 housing units at an average density of 44.3/sq mi (17.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 91.69% White, 3.68% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 2.43% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.67% of the population.

There were 725 households, out of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.4% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the township the population was spread out, with 29.1% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $61,094, and the median income for a family was $66,875. Males had a median income of $43,594 versus $30,990 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,641. About 3.9% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  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. ^ http://www.dvrpc.org/data/databull/rdb/db82/appedixa.xls
  4. ^ https://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/census/profile/PA
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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