Concord Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

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Concord Township is a township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 9,933 at the 2000 census. Concord is pronounced "conquered," not "Concorde."

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.7 square miles (35.5 km²), of which, 13.7 square miles (35.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.22%) is water.

Concord Township sits along the border-arc between Pennsylvania and Delaware, in both the Brandywine Creek and Chester Creek watersheds.

One of the busiest intersections in the state, where Route 1 and Route 202 meet, is locally known as "Painters' Crossing." While there are no boroughs or other major population centers in the township, the unincorporated area known as Concordville has historical houses and a Quaker meetinghouse dating from the early colonial period.

Geology

Some of the most impressive garnet deposits in the world are located in Concord and neighboring Bethel Township.[citation needed]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,933 people, 3,384 households, and 2,829 families residing in the township. The population density was 726.4 people per square mile (280.6/km²). There were 3,551 housing units at an average density of 259.7/sq mi (100.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.78% White, 1.02% African American, 0.09% Native American, 2.25% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 3,384 households out of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.2% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.4% were non-families. 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.

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