Salem Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania

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Salem Township is a township in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,664 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.5 square miles (81.6 km²), of which, 30.8 square miles (79.7 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it (2.25%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,664 people, 1,400 households, and 1,027 families residing in the township. The population density was 119.0 people per square mile (45.9/km²). There were 2,757 housing units at an average density of 89.5/sq mi (34.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.27% White, 0.87% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.42% of the population.

There were 1,400 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,215, and the median income for a family was $40,602. Males had a median income of $32,450 versus $19,648 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,947. About 9.3% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.1% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.


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