Upper Tyrone Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania

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Upper Tyrone Township
Location of Upper Tyrone Township in Fayette County
Location of Upper Tyrone Township in Fayette County
Location of Fayette County in Pennsylvania
Location of Fayette County in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Fayette
 • Total 7.8 sq mi (20 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,244
 • Density 290/sq mi (110/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 724

Upper Tyrone Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,244 at the 2000 census. It is served by the Southmoreland School District.

Township villages include Keifertown, Owensdale, McClure, and Dry Hill.

It is named after County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 7.8 square miles (20.2 km²), of which, 7.8 square miles (20.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.38%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,244 people, 870 households, and 664 families residing in the township. The population density was 288.4 people per square mile (111.4/km²). There were 902 housing units at an average density of 115.9/sq mi (44.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.62% White, 0.80% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

There were 870 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% 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 100.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $28,106, and the median income for a family was $32,050. Males had a median income of $26,146 versus $20,069 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,439. About 9.8% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 40°05′00″N 79°36′59″W / 40.08333°N 79.61639°W / 40.08333; -79.61639