Leacock Township, Pennsylvania

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Leacock Township is a township in east central Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,878 at the 2000 census. The township has a large Amish and Mennonite population.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.7 square miles (53.6 km²), of which, 20.7 square miles (53.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.10%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,878 people, 1,426 households, and 1,159 families residing in the township. The population density was 236.0 people per square mile (91.1/km²). There were 1,476 housing units at an average density of 71.4/sq mi (27.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.11% White, 0.41% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 1,426 households out of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.8% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.7% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.42 and the average family size was 3.91.

In the township the population was spread out with 36.1% under the age of 18, 12.3% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,887, and the median income for a family was $41,639. Males had a median income of $30,725 versus $22,917 for females. The per capita income for the township was $12,848. About 12.5% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 19.2% of those age 65 or over.

References

Lancaster

Adamstown‡ | Akron | Christiana | Columbia | Denver | East Petersburg | Elizabethtown | Ephrata | Lititz | Manheim | Marietta | Millersville | Mount Joy | Mountville | New Holland | Quarryville | Strasburg | Terre Hill

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