Newlin Township, Pennsylvania

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Newlin Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,150 at the 2000 census.

Newlin Township was the hometown of explorer Josiah Harlan. William Baldwin, the botanist, was born there on the 29th of March, 1779.[1][2]



The township was named for Nicholas Newlin (1630-1699), who received a deed from William Penn. In 1704, his son Nathaniel (1663-1729) and his wife Mary built a water-powered grist mill along the West Branch of Chester Creek. The Newlin Grist Mill still operates at 219 South Cheyney Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342, now in Delaware County.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 12.0 square miles (31.1 km²), of which, 12.0 square miles (31.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.25%) is water.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,150 people, 429 households, and 335 families residing in the township. The population density was 96.0 people per square mile (37.1/km²). There were 446 housing units at an average density of 37.2/sq mi (14.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.04% White, 0.78% African American, 0.43% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 0.70% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.00% of the population.

There were 429 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.9% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 15.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 33.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $68,828, and the median income for a family was $75,241. Males had a median income of $48,250 versus $37,885 for females. The per capita income for the township was $36,804. About 2.4% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

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