Crescent Township, Pennsylvania

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Crescent Township is a township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The population was 2,314 at the 2000 census.

The township was created in 1855 and was given the name Crescent because it was formed from a portion of Moon Township. Crescent Township has been assigned the ZIP code 15046.

Crescent Township has two unincorporated villages:

  • Glenwillard
  • Wireton

Crescent is part of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Students living in Crescent Township attend the Moon Area School District.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (10.78%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,314 people, 886 households, and 658 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,115.8 people per square mile (431.6/km²). There were 920 housing units at an average density of 443.6/sq mi (171.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.23% White, 1.25% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 886 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

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