West Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

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West Mahanoy Township, Pennsylvania
Township municipal building
Township municipal building
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting West Mahanoy Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting West Mahanoy Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
Incorporated 1874
 • Total 10.42 sq mi (27.00 km2)
 • Land 10.35 sq mi (26.80 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.20 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,872
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 2,766
 • Density 267.32/sq mi (103.21/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 42-107-83408

West Mahanoy Township is a township in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,166 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 10.5 square miles (27.1 km²), of which, 10.4 square miles (26.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.67%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 2,872
Est. 2016 2,766 [2] −3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,166 people, 1,307 households, and 880 families residing in the township. The population density was 592.7 people per square mile (228.9/km²). There were 1,503 housing units at an average density of 144.5/sq mi (55.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 69.48% White, 27.00% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 2.85% from other races, and 0.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.14% of the population.

There were 1,307 households out of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the township the population was spread out with 9.8% under the age of 18, 13.6% from 18 to 24, 46.0% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 275.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 314.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,979, and the median income for a family was $39,114. Males had a median income of $17,102 versus $19,511 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,212. About 3.3% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.


Locally-owned WMBT AM-1530 with studios and transmitter in Shenandoah Heights, served the community from 1963 to 2003.


  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. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°48′00″N 76°15′00″W / 40.80000°N 76.25000°W / 40.80000; -76.25000