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Encyclopedia > Upper Providence Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

Upper Providence Township is a census-designated place and township located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 10,509.


Upper Providence Township is located at 39°55'57" North, 75°23'42" West (39.932761, -75.395018)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.1 km˛ (5.8 mi˛). 14.5 km˛ (5.6 mi˛) of it is land and 0.6 km˛ (0.2 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 4.28% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 10,509 people, 4,075 households, and 2,828 families residing in the township. The population density is 725.9/km˛ (1,879.6/mi˛). There are 4,299 housing units at an average density of 296.9/km˛ (768.9/mi˛). The racial makeup of the township is 91.83% White, 3.90% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 3.05% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 1.07% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,075 households out of which 32.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% are married couples living together, 7.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% are non-families. 25.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.56 and the average family size is 3.13.

In the township the population is spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $71,166, and the median income for a family is $85,450. Males have a median income of $56,848 versus $44,491 for females. The per capita income for the township is $39,532. 3.9% of the population and 1.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.7% of those under the age of 18 and 3.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=39.932761&longitude=-75.395018&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=39.932761&lon=-75.395018&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-75.395018&lat=39.932761&w=750&h=500)

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Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (900 words)
Springfield Township, or simply Springfield, is a township and a Census Designated Place in Delaware County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
In the township the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the township was $65,703, and the median income for a family was $74,503.
Upper Providence Township, Delaware County, Media PA 19063 (1319 words)
Upper Providence Township is located near the geographic center of Delaware County, Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area.
Upper Providence never saw military action during the Revolution: the closest battle was the British victory at the Battle of the Brandywine in September 1777.
The last major change to the boundary of Upper Providence came in 1850 when the Borough of Media was calved from the Township's southeastern flank (along with a much smaller portion of Nether Providence) and established as the seat of Delaware County.
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