Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

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Springfield Township, or simply Springfield, is a township and a Census Designated Place in Delaware County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The population was 23,677 at the 2000 census. Springfield is a suburb of Philadelphia, located about 10 miles (16 km) west of the city.



Springfield is located at 39°55′37″N 75°20′7″W / 39.92694°N 75.33528°W / 39.92694; -75.33528 (39.926961, -75.335231)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 6.4 square miles (16.5 km²), of which, 6.4 square miles (16.5 km²) of it is land and 0.16% is water.

Adjacent Municipalities


The United States Census Bureau has also defined the township as a census-designated place with an area exactly equivalent to the township. As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 23,677 people, 8,618 households, and 6,790 families residing in the township. The population density was 3,723.0 people per square mile (1,437.4/km²). There were 8,800 housing units at an average density of 1,383.7/sq mi (534.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 71.24% White, 25.36% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.57% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65% of the population.

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