East Hempfield Township, Pennsylvania

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East Hempfield Township is a township in west-central Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 21,399.

East Hempfield is one of the six immediate suburbs of the city of Lancaster, all sharing the same official designation as Lancaster, Pennsylvania by the United States Postal Service.[1]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.1 square miles (54.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 21,399 people, 8,552 households, and 6,054 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,011.6 people per square mile (390.6/km²). There were 8,761 housing units at an average density of 414.2/sq mi (159.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.45% White, 1.51% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 2.56% Asian, 1.51% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 2.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,552 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 24.1% 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 2.47 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $54,431, and the median income for a family was $68,965. Males had a median income of $43,958 versus $29,496 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,192. About 1.8% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.

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