Charlestown Township, Pennsylvania

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Charlestown Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,051 at the 2000 census.

Part of the Valley Forge Christian College's campus, formerly the location of the Valley Forge General Hospital, is located in Charlestown Township. The other part is located in Schuylkill Township. The campus straddles the township line.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 12.6 square miles (32.5 km²), of which, 12.5 square miles (32.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.16%) is water.

Adjacent Townships

No incorporated municipalities are adjacent to Charlestown Township.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,051 people, 1,340 households, and 1,003 families residing in the township. The population density was 323.3 people per square mile (124.8/km²). There were 1,397 housing units at an average density of 111.5/sq mi (43.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.36% White, 1.56% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.70% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.38% of the population.

There were 1,340 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.1% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.21.

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