Washington Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania

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Washington Township, Greene County,
Pennsylvania Route 221 as it passes through Washington Township
Pennsylvania Route 221 as it passes through Washington Township
Location of Washington Township in Greene County
Location of Washington Township in Greene County
Location of Greene County in Pennsylvania
Location of Greene County in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Greene
 • Total 27.16 sq mi (70.35 km2)
 • Land 27.15 sq mi (70.31 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,098
 • Density 40/sq mi (15.6/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 724
FIPS code 42-059-81248
Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 1,106
2010 1,098 −0.7%

Washington Township is a township in Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,098 at the 2010 census.[1]


The Grimes Covered Bridge and McClelland-Grimes Farm are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]


The township is in north-central Greene County and is bordered to the north by Washington County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 27.2 square miles (70.4 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.06%, are water.[1]

Interstate 79 passes through the township, with access from Exit 19 at Ruff Creek. Besides Ruff Creek, unincorporated communities in the township include Sycamore and part of Swarts.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,106 people, 409 households, and 328 families residing in the township. The population density was 41.0 people per square mile (15.8/km²). There were 435 housing units at an average density of 16.1/sq mi (6.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.73% White, 0.18% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.09% Asian, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.09% of the population.

There were 409 households, out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.2% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.8% 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 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out, with 25.0% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,432, and the median income for a family was $43,889. Males had a median income of $33,036 versus $21,435 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,207. About 7.5% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Washington township, Greene County, Pennsylvania". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 39°58′00″N 80°12′14″W / 39.96667°N 80.20389°W / 39.96667; -80.20389