West Finley Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania

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West Finley Township
Longdon L. Miller Covered BridgeNational Register of Historic Places
Longdon L. Miller Covered Bridge
National Register of Historic Places
Location of West Finley Township in Washington County
Location of West Finley Township in Washington County
Location of Washington County in Pennsylvania
Location of Washington County in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Washington County
 • Total 39.1 sq mi (101 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 878
 • Density 22/sq mi (8.7/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 724
Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 951
2010 878 −7.7%

West Finley Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 878 at the 2010 census.[1]


The Crawford Covered Bridge, Danley Covered Bridge, Erskine Covered Bridge, and Longdon L. Miller Covered Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 39.1 square miles (101.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 951 people, 338 households, and 267 families residing in the township. The population density was 24.3 people per square mile (9.4/km²). There were 374 housing units at an average density of 9.6/sq mi (3.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.84% White, 0.11% Native American, 0.21% Asian, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.21% of the population.

There were 338 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.4% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.0% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 110.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,333, and the median income for a family was $41,204. Males had a median income of $32,262 versus $19,722 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,888. About 8.0% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 40°01′23″N 80°27′49″W / 40.02306°N 80.46361°W / 40.02306; -80.46361