Elk Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania

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Elk Township
Glen Hope Covered Bridge
Glen Hope Covered Bridge
Location in Chester County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Chester County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 39°43′30″N 75°51′59″W / 39.72500°N 75.86639°W / 39.72500; -75.86639Coordinates: 39°43′30″N 75°51′59″W / 39.72500°N 75.86639°W / 39.72500; -75.86639
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyChester
Area
 • Total10.13 sq mi (26.22 km2)
 • Land10.05 sq mi (26.03 km2)
 • Water0.07 sq mi (0.19 km2)
Elevation
390 ft (120 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,681
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
1,694
 • Density168.52/sq mi (65.07/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code610
FIPS code42-029-23032
Websitewww.elktownship.org

Elk Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,681 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 10.2 square miles (26 km2), all of it land.

History[edit]

The Rudolph and Arthur Covered Bridge, Linton Stephens Covered Bridge, and Glen Hope Covered Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930404
194045713.1%
19504621.1%
196053916.7%
197064920.4%
198075015.6%
19901,12950.5%
20001,48531.5%
20101,68113.2%
20201,6981.0%
[4]

At the 2010 census, the township was 89.9% non-Hispanic White, 1.6% Black or African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.2% Asian, and 1.4% were two or more races. 5.7% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.[5]

At the 2000 census there were 1,485 people, 515 households, and 410 families living in the township. The population density was 145.2 people per square mile (56.0/km2). There were 527 housing units at an average density of 51.5 per square mile (19.9/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 96.90% White, 0.81% African American, 0.13% Asian, 0.81% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.64%.[6]

There were 515 households, 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.5% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.2% were non-families. 16.3% of households were made up of individuals, and 5.0% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.26.

The age distribution was 29.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% 65 or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

The median household income was $60,380 and the median family income was $70,104. Males had a median income of $46,635 versus $30,179 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,604. About 2.8% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  4. ^ "Census 2020".
  5. ^ "Census 2010: Philadelphia gains, Pittsburgh shrinks in population". USA Today. Archived from the original on 2011-03-14.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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