Wheatfield Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania

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Wheatfield Township,
Dellville Covered Bridge
Map of Perry County, Pennsylvania highlighting Wheatfield Township
Map of Perry County, Pennsylvania highlighting Wheatfield Township
Map of Perry County, Pennsylvania
Map of Perry County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Perry
Settled 1760
Incorporated 1826
 • Total 21.1 sq mi (54.6 km2)
 • Land 20.9 sq mi (54.2 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,329
 • Density 159.2/sq mi (61.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717

Wheatfield Township is a township in Perry County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,334 at the 2010 census.[1]


The Dellville Covered Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.1 square miles (54.6 km²), of which, 20.9 square miles (54.2 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.76%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,329 people, 1,206 households, and 943 families residing in the township. The population density was 159.2 people per square mile (61.5/km²). There were 1,283 housing units at an average density of 61.4/sq mi (23.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.16% White, 0.12% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 1,206 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,010, and the median income for a family was $53,661. Males had a median income of $35,811 versus $26,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,639. About 5.4% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2010 Population Finder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°22′00″N 77°06′59″W / 40.36667°N 77.11639°W / 40.36667; -77.11639