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Encyclopedia > Perry Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania

Perry Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,786 at the 2000 census. Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed September 26, 1783 Seat Uniontown Area  - Total  - Water 2,067 km² (798 mi²) 20 km² (8 mi²) 0. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 52.4 km² (20.2 mi²). 51.2 km² (19.8 mi²) of it is land and 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²) of it (2.42%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Perry Township is made up of the small communities of Star Junction, Layton, Wickhaven, Whitsett, and Banning.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,786 people, 1,170 households, and 806 families residing in the township. The population density was 54.4/km² (141.0/mi²). There were 1,245 housing units at an average density of 24.3/km² (63.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.12% White, 3.02% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.22% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 1,170 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% 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 2.86. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the township the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.


The median income for a household in the township was $32,143, and the median income for a family was $37,413. Males had a median income of $32,261 versus $21,295 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,241. About 9.7% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.0% of those under age 18 and 14.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Perrry Township includes several small villages. Star Junction, Wickhaven, and Whitsett are all towns which were once known for their coal mines or coke ovens. The village of Layton was once important as a freight depot for the railroad.



Municipalities and Communities of Fayette County, Pennsylvania
(County Seat: Uniontown)
Cities Connellsville | Uniontown
Boroughs Belle Vernon | Brownsville | Dawson | Dunbar | Everson | Fairchance | Fayette City | Markleysburg | Masontown | Newell | Ohiopyle | Perryopolis | Point Marion | Seven Springs | Smithfield | South Connellsville | Vanderbilt
Townships Brownsville | Bullskin | Connellsville | Dunbar | Franklin | Georges | German | Henry Clay | Jefferson | Lower Tyrone | Luzerne | Menallen | Nicholson | North Union | Perry | Redstone | Saltlick | South Union | Springfield | Springhill | Stewart | Upper Tyrone | Washington | Wharton
Communities and CDPs East Uniontown | Grindstone-Rowes Run | Hiller | Hopwood | Leith-Hatfield | Lynnwood-Pricedale | New Salem-Buffington | Oliver | Republic

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Fayette County, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (452 words)
Fayette County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania.
Fayette County was created on September 26, 1783 from part of Westmoreland County and named for the Marquis de Lafayette.
In the county, the population is spread out with 22.70% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 18.10% who are 65 years of age or older.
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