Middlesex Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

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Middlesex Township is a township located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 6,669.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 26.0 square miles (67.4 km²), of which, 25.9 square miles (67.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it is water. The total area is 0.38% water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,669 people, 2,298 households, and 1,730 families residing in the township. The population density was 257.2 people per square mile (99.3/km²). There were 2,392 housing units at an average density of 92.3/sq mi (35.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.98% White, 1.50% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. 1.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,298 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.3% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,471, and the median income for a family was $59,250. Males had a median income of $36,985 versus $24,554 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,902. 5.7% of the population and 4.1% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.0% of those under the age of 18 and 4.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.


Camp Hill | Carlisle | Lemoyne | Mechanicsburg | Mount Holly Springs | New Cumberland | Newburg | Newville | Shippensburg‡ | Shiremanstown | Wormleysburg

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