Franklin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania

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Franklin Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,850 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.2 square miles (34.3 km²), all of it land.

The mailing addresses for the township include Landenberg, Lincoln University, and Kemblesville. The township borders Maryland on its southern border, near the Fair Hill equestrian trails and grounds.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,850 people, 1,210 households, and 1,038 families residing in the township. The population density was 290.7 people per square mile (112.2/km²). There were 1,237 housing units at an average density of 93.4/sq mi (36.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.73% White, 1.12% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.49% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.27% of the population.

There were 1,210 households out of which 53.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.6% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.2% were non-families. 10.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.18 and the average family size was 3.45.

In the township the population was spread out with 34.3% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 5.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $81,085, and the median income for a family was $89,718. Males had a median income of $55,208 versus $36,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,057. About 0.6% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.8% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.


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