Whitpain Township, Pennsylvania

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Whitpain Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded in 1701, it has grown to a total population of 18,562 (US Census 2002).

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 12.9 square miles (33.5 km²), of which, 12.9 square miles (33.5 km²) of it is land and 0.08% is water. Whitpain Township is approximately four and a half miles by three miles. There are two watersheds in the Township: the Wissahickon Creek (which was once known as "Whitpaine's Creek"), and Stony Creek.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 18,562 people, 6,960 households, and 5,206 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,436.3 people per square mile (554.7/km²). There were 7,305 housing units at an average density of 565.3/sq mi (218.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 86.31% White, 4.69% African American, 0.06% Native American, 7.82% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.

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