North Cornwall Township, Pennsylvania

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North Cornwall Township is a township in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Lebanon, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 9.5 square miles (24.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,403 people, 2,467 households, and 1,751 families residing in the township. The population density was 672.8 people per square mile (259.7/km²). There were 2,604 housing units at an average density of 273.6/sq mi (105.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 92.10% White, 1.53% African American, 0.14% Native American, 2.28% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.34% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.28% of the population.

There were 2,467 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,732, and the median income for a family was $53,551. Males had a median income of $40,036 versus $27,021 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,244. About 7.1% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.2% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.

One of the most historic homes in North Cornwall Township is the John Kaspar Stoever House located at 3056 Chestnut Street. John Kasper Stoever was the first ordained Lutheran minister of the new world... John Kasper Stoever, (I) was a Lutheran educator and pastor. He left Germany in the spring of 1728 to go to the Land of Penn (Pennsylvania, USA). John Kaspar Stover, (I), his son John Caspar Stover, (II) and his daughter Elisabetha Carherina Stover left England the 15th of June 1728, aboard the ship JAMES GOODWILL and arrived on the 11th of September 1728. Apparently, his wife had died before they left Germany, because there are no records of her on the ship and John Kaspar Stoever, (I) remarried shortly after arriving in this country. The Stover's changed the family name to Stoever. He became an ordained Lutheran minister on April 8,1733, in Trapp, PA. He was ministering to the needs of the German Lutheran Congregation in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He went to Germany in 1735 to raise money for the church and died on the return voyage in 1738. [In the original publication of his baptisms and marriages published in 1896, it says "Rev. Johann Casper Stoever died at his residence, west of Lebanon, Pa, May 13th, 1779, and was buried at Hill Church, north of west of Lebanon, Pa.]

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