Adams Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania

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Adams Township is a township in Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,774 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.6 square miles (58.7 km²), of which, 22.6 square miles (58.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.09%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,774 people, 2,382 households, and 1,917 families residing in the township. The population density was 299.3 people per square mile (115.6/km²). There were 2,544 housing units at an average density of 112.4/sq mi (43.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.62% White, 0.80% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 2,382 households out of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.0% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.5% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 33.9% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $65,357, and the median income for a family was $81,340. Males had a median income of $58,906 versus $38,796 for females. The per capita income for the township was $39,204. About 2.4% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

History

Adams Township was settled in 1796 and incorporated when it separated from Cranberry Township and Middlesex Township in 1854.[2] With the growing population in neighboring Cranberry Township, Adams has had a steady increase in the population of people over the years. The boroughs of Callery, Mars, and Valencia are located within the township. The busiest roads in the township include PA 228, and the Mars-Evans City Road. The Mars Area School District is the main school district in Adams Township.

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