Independence Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania

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Independence Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,676 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 25.8 square miles (66.7 km²), of which, 25.8 square miles (66.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,676 people, 646 households, and 494 families residing in the township. The population density was 65.1 people per square mile (25.1/km²). There were 697 housing units at an average density of 27.1/sq mi (10.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.57% White, 0.30% African American, 0.30% Native American, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.18% of the population.

There were 646 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 107.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $34,539, and the median income for a family was $40,865. Males had a median income of $31,932 versus $23,207 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,355. About 7.1% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.6% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.

References

Monongahela | Washington

Allenport | Beallsville | Bentleyville | Burgettstown | California | Canonsburg | Centerville | Charleroi | Claysville | Coal Center | Cokeburg | Deemston | Donora | Dunlevy | East Washington | Elco | Ellsworth | Finleyville | Green Hills | Houston | Long Branch | Marianna | McDonald‡ | Midway | New Eagle | North Charleroi | Roscoe | Speers | Stockdale | Twilight | West Brownsville | West Middletown

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