Coolspring Township, Pennsylvania

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Coolspring Township is a township in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,287 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 19.6 square miles (50.7 km²), of which, 19.2 square miles (49.7 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (2.04%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,287 people, 818 households, and 627 families residing in the township. The population density was 119.2 people per square mile (46.0/km²). There were 927 housing units at an average density of 48.3/sq mi (18.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.73% White, 0.26% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.

There were 818 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,106, and the median income for a family was $43,654. Males had a median income of $31,422 versus $21,184 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,724. About 6.3% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 16.2% of those age 65 or over.

Local establishments

  • Coolspring Power Museum is an institution that preserves and restores stationary engines of American manufacture from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Museum also engages in academic study, publishes a journal Bores & Strokes, and holds events open to the public.

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