Washington Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

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Washington Township,
Schuylkill County,
Pennsylvania
Rock Covered Bridge
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Washington Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Washington Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountySchuylkill
Settled1790
Incorporated1856
Area
 • Total31.08 sq mi (80.49 km2)
 • Land31.02 sq mi (80.33 km2)
 • Water0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
Population
 • Total3,033
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
2,932
 • Density94.53/sq mi (36.50/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code42-107-81312

Washington Township is a township in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,750 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

The Schuylkill County Bridge No. 113 and Schuylkill County Bridge No. 114 are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.1 square miles (80.5 km²), of which, 31.0 square miles (80.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.19%) is water.

Recreation[edit]

Portions of the Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 80, through which passes the Appalachian National Scenic Trail is located in the southern portion of the township, and the eastern portion of the Sweet Arrow County Lake Park is located along the western border of the township.[4][5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
20103,033
Est. 20162,932[2]−3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 2,750 people, 1,001 households, and 785 families residing in the township. The population density was 88.6 people per square mile (34.2/km²). There were 1,082 housing units at an average density of 34.9/sq mi (13.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.09% White, 0.18% African American, 0.29% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.18% of the population.

There were 1,001 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.1% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% were non-families. 17.4% 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 2.75 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $43,493, and the median income for a family was $46,964. Males had a median income of $35,089 versus $22,688 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,269. About 4.1% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  4. ^ https://viewer.nationalmap.gov/advanced-viewer/ The National Map, retrieved 27 October 2018
  5. ^ Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 80, retrieved 27 October 2018
  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°31′30″N 76°14′44″W / 40.52500°N 76.24556°W / 40.52500; -76.24556