York Township, Pennsylvania

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York Township is a township in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 23,637 at the 2000 census.

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History

York Township was formed in 1753 with relatively no settlers living there. Most lived in the southeast part, most of which seceded into the boroughs of Dallastown, Red Lion, and Yoe, Pennsylvania. The township was mostly rural until after World War II. Today York Township is still partially rural, but is mostly suburban in character as the most populated suburb of York.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 25.8 square miles (66.8 km²), of which, 25.5 square miles (66.0 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (1.24%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 23,637 people, 9,857 households, and 6,604 families residing in the township. The population density was 928.0 people per square mile (358.3/km²). There were 10,258 housing units at an average density of 402.7/sq mi (155.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.95% White, 1.52% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.24% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.43% of the population.

There were 9,857 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,449, and the median income for a family was $57,177. Males had a median income of $40,207 versus $27,558 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,169. About 3.7% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

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