East Nottingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Coordinates: 39°44′00″N 75°58′59″W / 39.73333°N 75.98306°W / 39.73333; -75.98306
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
East Nottingham Township
Location in Chester County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Chester County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Coordinates: 39°44′00″N 75°58′59″W / 39.73333°N 75.98306°W / 39.73333; -75.98306
CountryUnited States
 • Total20.14 sq mi (52.17 km2)
 • Land20.03 sq mi (51.87 km2)
 • Water0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)
499 ft (152 m)
 • Total8,650
 • Density430/sq mi (170/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code610
FIPS code42-029-21624

East Nottingham Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 8,650 at the 2020 census.[2]


1883 map of East Nottingham Township from Breou's Farm Atlas

It is named after Nottinghamshire, England.[3] The township was originally disputed territory between Pennsylvania and Maryland, resolved eventually by the Mason–Dixon line.[3] Half of the current township also formed part of the northern section of Susquehanna Manor, a large settlement tract as part of Maryland belonging to George Talbot, nephew of Lord Baltimore, which he later named New Connaught after the western province of Connacht in Ireland that courted Irish settlement into the area.[3][4] The dispute led to heavy Quaker and Scotch-Irish settlement of the area.[3] The Hopewell Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.1 square miles (52 km2), of which 20.0 square miles (52 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 0.10%, is water.


2020 census[edit]

As of the 2020 United States census, [6] there were 8,982 people.

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census, the township was 86.0% non-Hispanic White, 3.1% Black or African American, 0.4% Asian, and 2.0% were two or more races. 9.2% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 5,516 people, 1,759 households, and 1,442 families living in the township. The population density was 275.3 inhabitants per square mile (106.3/km2). There were 1,837 housing units at an average density of 91.7 per square mile (35.4/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 92.97% White, 2.94% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 2.32% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.29% of the population.

Historical population

There were 1,759 households, out of which 44.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.6% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.0% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.13 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the township the population was spread out, with 32.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 107.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $53,864, and the median income for a family was $57,904. Males had a median income of $39,920 versus $31,731 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,710. About 4.4% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


US 1 northbound in East Nottingham Township

As of 2022, there were 88.09 miles (141.77 km) of public roads in East Nottingham Township, of which 28.22 miles (45.42 km) were maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and 59.87 miles (96.35 km) were maintained by the township.[10]

U.S. Route 1 is the most prominent highway serving East Nottingham Township. It follows the Kennett-Oxford Bypass along a northeast-southwest alignment through the western portion of the township. Pennsylvania Route 272 follows Chrome Road and Christine Road along a southeast-northwest alignment through the southern portion of the township. Finally, Pennsylvania Route 472 follows Hickory Hill Road along a northwest-southeast alignment through the northeastern portion of the township.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "QuickFacts: East Nottingham township, Chester County, Pennsylvania". census.gov. Census 2020. Retrieved 2021-10-08.
  3. ^ a b c d "Nottingham Lots / Rising Sun, MD". www.risingsunmd.org. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
  4. ^ Johnston, George (2009-06-01). History of Cecil County, Maryland. Genealogical Publishing Com. ISBN 9780806379883.
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  6. ^ Bureau, US Census. "Census.gov". Census.gov. Retrieved 2023-04-26.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". USA Today. Archived from the original on 2012-02-15. Retrieved 2017-08-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "DVRPC > Site Search". Archived from the original on 2019-04-09. Retrieved 2014-03-21.
  10. ^ "East Nottingham Township map" (PDF). PennDOT. Retrieved March 13, 2023.

External links[edit]