East Caln Township, Pennsylvania

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East Caln Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,857 at the 2000 census. The township wraps around the east half of Downingtown and is mostly indistinguishable from Downingtown. East Caln Township is very developed, containing several shopping centers, including the regionally important Brandywine Square Center, several recently constructed housing developments varying from condos to large single family homes, and some industry in the southern fringe of the township.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km²), of which, 3.6 square miles (9.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.63%) is water.

Adjacent Townships

East Caln Township surrounds the borough of Downingtown on the north, east, and south sides.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,857 people, 1,205 households, and 771 families residing in the township. The population density was 786.6 people per square mile (303.9/km²). There were 1,276 housing units at an average density of 351.3/sq mi (135.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 87.75% White, 6.16% African American, 0.35% Native American, 4.03% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.89% of the population.

There were 1,205 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.96.

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