Dover Township, Pennsylvania

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Dover Township is a township in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 18,074 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 42.1 square miles (108.9 km²), of which, 42.0 square miles (108.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.17%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 18,074 people, 6,999 households, and 5,256 families residing in the township. The population density was 430.4 people per square mile (166.2/km²). There were 7,217 housing units at an average density of 171.8/sq mi (66.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.25% White, 0.92% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population.

There were 6,999 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $46,845, and the median income for a family was $53,252. Males had a median income of $36,478 versus $23,787 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,513. About 2.8% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Dover Township is served by the Dover Area School District.

See also

Detters Mill, Pennsylvania

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