Wayne Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania

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Wayne Township,
Mifflin County,
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Map of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania highlighting Wayne Township
Map of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania highlighting Wayne Township
Map of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
Map of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Mifflin
Settled 1755
Incorporated 1782
 • Type Board of Supervisors
 • Chairman Theodore Reed
 • Vice-chairman Dwight Aurand
 • Supervisor Roy Sechrist
 • Total 49.8 sq mi (129.0 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,414
 • Density 49.2/sq mi (19.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 17051, 17066, 17075
Area code(s) 717, 814
School district: Mount Union Area School District
Website Wayne Township
Local phone exchanges: 542, 543, 899

Wayne Township is a township in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,414 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 49.8 square miles (129.0 km2), of which, 49.1 square miles (127.1 km2) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (1.9 km2) of it (1.51%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,414 people, 944 households, and 708 families residing in the township. The population density was 49.2 people per square mile (19.0/km2). There were 1,230 housing units at an average density of 25.1/sq mi (9.7/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 99.21% White, 0.33% African American, 0.08% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

There were 944 households, out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the township the population was spread out, with 23.1% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $37,695. Males had a median income of $29,800 versus $19,214 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,537. About 9.0% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under age 18 and 15.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ 'Proceedings of the State Bar Association of Wisconsin,' Vol. 1, State Bar Association of Wisconsin: 1905, Biographical Sketch of James Holliday, pg. 224

Coordinates: 40°22′29″N 77°48′59″W / 40.37472°N 77.81639°W / 40.37472; -77.81639