Upper Paxton Township, Pennsylvania

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Upper Paxton Township is a township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,930 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.1 square miles (80.4 km²), of which, 26.0 square miles (67.3 km²) of it is land and 5.1 square miles (13.2 km²) of it (16.36%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,930 people, 1,458 households, and 1,096 families residing in the township. The population density was 151.3 people per square mile (58.4/km²). There were 1,528 housing units at an average density of 58.8/sq mi (22.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.91% White, 0.41% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 1,458 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.8% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,864, and the median income for a family was $48,981. Males had a median income of $33,731 versus $26,509 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,945. About 7.1% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.0% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

References

Harrisburg

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