Butler Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania

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Butler Township is a township in Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 17,185 at the 2000 census. The township was first settled in 1795. It was established as a township in 1804 and as a first class township in 1922.[1]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.6 square miles (56.0 km²), of which, 21.5 square miles (55.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.56%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 17,185 people, 7,201 households, and 4,889 families residing in the township. The population density was 799.2 people per square mile (308.6/km²). There were 7,500 housing units at an average density of 348.8/sq mi (134.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.36% White, 0.54% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population.

There were 7,201 households out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,274, and the median income for a family was $51,824. Males had a median income of $41,486 versus $24,818 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,218. About 5.0% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.

References

Butler

Bruin | Callery | Cherry Valley | Chicora | Connoquenessing | East Butler | Eau Claire | Evans City | Fairview | Harmony | Harrisville | Karns City | Mars | Petrolia | Portersville | Prospect | Saxonburg | Seven Fields | Slippery Rock | Valencia | West Liberty | West Sunbury | Zelienople

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