West Shenango Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania

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West Shenango Township,
Crawford County, Pennsylvania
Lakeshore at Pymatuning State Park
Location of West Shenango Township in Crawford County
Location of West Shenango Township in Crawford County
Location of Crawford County in Pennsylvania
Location of Crawford County in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Crawford County
 • Total 9.0 sq mi (23.3 km2)
 • Land 6.8 sq mi (17.7 km2)
 • Water 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 504
 • Density 74/sq mi (28.5/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 814

West Shenango Township is a township in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 504 at the 2010 census.[1]


West Shenango Township occupies the southwest corner of Crawford County, bordered by Mercer County to the south and by Ashtabula and Trumbull counties in Ohio to the west. The northeast border of the township is within Pymatuning Reservoir and its outlet, the Shenango River.

The unincorporated community of Turnersville is in the northeast part of the township, along Pymatuning Reservoir; Turnersville and neighboring residential communities make up part of the Pymatuning South census-designated place. Pymatuning State Park occupies the lakeshore.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 9.0 square miles (23.3 km2), of which 6.8 square miles (17.7 km2) is land and 2.2 square miles (5.6 km2), or 24.17%, is water.[1]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 541 people, 221 households, and 152 families residing in the township. The population density was 79.5 people per square mile (30.7/km²). There were 288 housing units at an average density of 42.3/sq mi (16.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.63% White, and 0.37% from two or more races.

There were 221 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $34,250 and the median income for a family was $43,438. Males had a median income of $34,643 versus $19,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,284. About 5.7% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): West Shenango township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 41°31′00″N 80°30′59″W / 41.51667°N 80.51639°W / 41.51667; -80.51639