St. Thomas Township, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 39°54′40″N 77°49′08″W / 39.911°N 77.819°W / 39.911; -77.819

St. Thomas Township is a township in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,775 at the 2000 census.

It is the birthplace of Baseball Hall of Fame member Nellie Fox.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 51.7 square miles (134.0 km²), of which, 51.7 square miles (133.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.04%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,775 people, 2,141 households, and 1,665 families residing in the township. The population density was 111.7 people per square mile (43.1/km²). There were 2,292 housing units at an average density of 44.3/sq mi (17.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.96% White, 0.66% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

There were 2,141 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.2% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% 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 3.03.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,980, and the median income for a family was $43,245. Males had a median income of $30,426 versus $21,778 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,615. About 5.7% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.

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