Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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Warwick Township,
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Buck Hill Farm Covered Bridge in Warwick Township
Buck Hill Farm Covered Bridge in Warwick Township
Map of Lancaster County highlighting Warwick Township
Map of Lancaster County highlighting Warwick Township
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyLancaster
Settled1716
Incorporated1729
Government
 • TypeBoard of Supervisors
Area
 • Total19.91 sq mi (51.58 km2)
 • Land19.77 sq mi (51.20 km2)
 • Water0.15 sq mi (0.38 km2)
Population
 • Total17,783
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
18,859
 • Density954.06/sq mi (368.38/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)717
FIPS code42-071-81168
WebsiteWarwick Township

Warwick Township is a township in north central Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 17,783 at the 2010 census.[3] It completely surrounds the borough of Lititz and contains the following villages: Brunnerville, Disston, Kissel Hill, Lexington, Millway, and Rothsville.

History[edit]

The area's first settler was Richard Carter, who settled by the mouth of the Conestoga River in 1716. Carter was born in Warwickshire, England.[4] Carter is given credit for naming the municipality Warwick. The Buck Hill Farm Covered Bridge, and Zook's Mill Covered Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 19.9 square miles (51.5 km²), of which, 19.8 square miles (51.3 km²) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²; 0.40%) is water.

Historical population
Census Pop.
200015,475
201017,78314.9%
Est. 201618,859[1]6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 15,475 people, 5,568 households, and 4,448 families residing in the township. The population density was 782.0 people per square mile (301.9/km²). There were 5,707 housing units at an average density of 288.4/sq mi (111.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.25% White, 0.48% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 1.56% of the population.

There were 5,568 households, out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.3% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 16.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the township the population was spread out, with 28.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $55,007, and the median income for a family was $59,701. Males had a median income of $42,153 versus $27,266 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,831. About 2.8% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  3. ^ https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml?src=bkmk#
  4. ^ "History of the Township | Warwick Township". www.warwicktownship.org. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 40°09′00″N 76°15′59″W / 40.15000°N 76.26639°W / 40.15000; -76.26639