Monroe Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

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Monroe Township is a township in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,530 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 26.1 square miles (67.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,530 people, 2,073 households, and 1,652 families residing in the township. The population density was 211.5 people per square mile (81.7/km²). There were 2,165 housing units at an average density of 82.8/sq mi (32.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.59% White, 0.22% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.02% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 2,073 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.2% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $57,351, and the median income for a family was $62,599. Males had a median income of $42,857 versus $32,067 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,963. About 3.5% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over.

References

Camp Hill | Carlisle | Lemoyne | Mechanicsburg | Mount Holly Springs | New Cumberland | Newburg | Newville | Shippensburg‡ | Shiremanstown | Wormleysburg

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