Wayne Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania

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Wayne Township,
Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Mahoning Creek Dam; Wayne Township is to the right
Mahoning Creek Dam; Wayne Township is to the right
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania highlighting Wayne Township
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania highlighting Wayne Township
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyArmstrong
Settled1800
Incorporated1821
Area
 • Total45.01 sq mi (116.58 km2)
 • Land44.72 sq mi (115.82 km2)
 • Water0.29 sq mi (0.76 km2)
Population
 • Total1,200
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
1,140
 • Density25.49/sq mi (9.84/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code42-005-81720

Wayne Township is a township in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,200 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Wayne Township is located in northeast Armstrong County, bordered to the east by Indiana County. Mahoning Creek forms part of its northern border. The township completely surrounds the borough of Dayton.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 45.0 square miles (116.6 km2), of which 44.7 square miles (115.8 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.8 km2), or 0.65%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
20101,200
Est. 20161,140[2]−5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,117 people, 404 households, and 319 families residing in the township. The population density was 25.0 people per square mile (9.7/km²). There were 462 housing units at an average density of 10.3/sq mi (4.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.28% White, and 0.72% from two or more races.

There were 404 households, out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.8% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.12.

The township median age of 37 years was significantly less than the county median age of 40 years. The distribution by age group was 26.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 103.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $31,071, and the median income for a family was $33,882. Males had a median income of $29,125 versus $19,219 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,969. About 8.6% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.3% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Wayne Township appears in the 1876 Atlas of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.[6] Its early history is detailed in Robert Walter Smith's 1883 History of Armstrong County.[7]

Cemeteries[edit]

  • Belknap Cemetery[8]
  • Concord Presbyterian Church Cemetery[9]
  • Dayton Glade Run Cemetery[10]
  • Echo Methodist Episcopal Church / White Cemetery[11]
  • Jerusalem Cemetery[12]
  • McCreas Furnace Cemetery[13]
  • Milliron Family Cemetery[14]
  • Milton Cemetery[15]
  • Saint Michaels Episcopal Cemetery[16]

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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Wayne township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Atlas of Armstrong County Pennsylvania, page 83". Pomeroy, Whitman & Co. 1876. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  7. ^ Robert Walter Smith (1883). "History of Armstrong County Pennsylvania, Chapter 9, page 214" (PDF). Chicago: Waterman, Watkins. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Belknap Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  9. ^ "Concord Presbyterian Church Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  10. ^ "Dayton Glade Run Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  11. ^ "Echo Methodist Episcopal Church / White Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  12. ^ "Jerusalem Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  13. ^ "McCreas Furnace Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  14. ^ "Milliron Family Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  15. ^ "Milton Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  16. ^ "Saint Michaels Episcopal Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.

Coordinates: 40°53′07″N 79°14′48″W / 40.88528°N 79.24667°W / 40.88528; -79.24667