- Smith Township, Pennsylvania
name = Smith Township
category = Township
country = United States
state = Pennsylvania
region_type = County
region = Washington County
area_imperial = 34.4
coordinates_type = region:US_type:city
population_as_of = 2000
population = 4567
population_density_imperial = 132.8
established_type = Established
established = 1781
timezone = EST
utc_offset = -4
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
area_code = 724
map_caption = Location of Smith Township in Washington County
map1 = Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Washington County.svg
map1_caption = Location of Washington County in Pennsylvania
map2 = Map of USA PA.svg
map2_caption = Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
website = [http://www.smithtownship.org www.smithtownship.org]
Smith Township is a township in Washington County,
Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 4,567.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.4 square miles (89.1 km²), of which, 34.4 square miles (89.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.06%) is water.
Inner-communities of Smith Township
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 4,567 people, 1,813 households, and 1,281 families residing in the township. The population densitywas 132.8 people per square mile (51.3/km²). There were 1,928 housing units at an average density of 56.1/sq mi (21.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.42% White, 1.82% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.
There were 1,813 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the township the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $36,134, and the median income for a family was $45,327. Males had a median income of $34,762 versus $21,599 for females. The
per capita incomefor the township was $16,864. About 7.0% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.0% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.smithtownship.org Smith Township website]
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