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Encyclopedia > Pennsbury Township, Pennsylvania

Pennsbury Township is a township located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 3,500.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 26.0 km˛ (10.0 mi˛). 25.7 km˛ (9.9 mi˛) of it is land and 0.3 km˛ (0.1 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 1.10% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,500 people, 1,387 households, and 990 families residing in the township. The population density is 136.4/km˛ (353.0/mi˛). There are 1,438 housing units at an average density of 56.0/km˛ (145.0/mi˛). The racial makeup of the township is 95.97% White, 0.71% African American, 0.11% Native American, 2.20% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 1.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,387 households out of which 26.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% are married couples living together, 3.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% are non-families. 26.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 20.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.41 and the average family size is 2.91.

In the township the population is spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 19.5% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 27.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 49 years. For every 100 females there are 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $83,295, and the median income for a family is $106,304. Males have a median income of $84,136 versus $45,298 for females. The per capita income for the township is $52,530. 1.2% of the population and 0.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 0.0% of those under the age of 18 and 0.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

  Results from FactBites:
Welcome to Pennsbury Township (419 words)
Pennsbury Township began as part of Kennett Township which was one of the original Townships from the grant to William Penn. The first surveys of the Township were made about 1686, but few people actually lived here until 1700.
The availability of ferry service at the eastern border of the township resulted in Pennsbury becoming an important link to the underdeveloped land in the western section of the county.
In 1976 the building was renamed to honor Mary McMullan, the Pennsbury Township's secretary and treasurer for 44 years.
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