West Donegal Township, Pennsylvania

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West Donegal Township is a township in northwestern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,539 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.6 square miles (40.3 km²), all of it land. It is named after County Donegal, Ireland.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,539 people, 2,474 households, and 1,882 families residing in the township. The population density was 420.1 people per square mile (162.2/km²). There were 2,560 housing units at an average density of 164.5/sq mi (63.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.24% White, 0.28% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 2,474 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $53,935, and the median income for a family was $61,011. Males had a median income of $42,313 versus $25,653 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,545. About 0.4% of families and 1.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.5% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.

References

Lancaster

Adamstown‡ | Akron | Christiana | Columbia | Denver | East Petersburg | Elizabethtown | Ephrata | Lititz | Manheim | Marietta | Millersville | Mount Joy | Mountville | New Holland | Quarryville | Strasburg | Terre Hill

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