Penn Township, York County, Pennsylvania

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Penn Township,
York County,
House south of Hanover
House south of Hanover
Location in York County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in York County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County York
Settled 1825
Incorporated 1880
 • Type Board of Supervisors
 • Total 13.14 sq mi (34.03 km2)
 • Land 12.98 sq mi (33.61 km2)
 • Water 0.16 sq mi (0.42 km2)
 • Total 15,612
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,254.78/sq mi (484.47/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 717
FIPS code 42-133-58888
Website Penn Township official website
Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 14,592
2010 15,612 7.0%
Est. 2016 16,282 [2] 4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Penn Township is a township in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 15,612 at the 2010 census.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 12.9 square miles (33 km2), of which 12.8 square miles (33 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), or 1.16%, is water. The township encircles the borough of Hanover on three sides, with the York County-Adams County boundary forming the western border of both the township and the borough.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 14,592 people, 5,421 households, and 4,103 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,144.2 people per square mile (441.9/km²). There were 5,643 housing units at an average density of 442.5/sq mi (170.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.46% White, 0.49% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.05% of the population.

There were 5,421 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,876, and the median income for a family was $53,544. Males had a median income of $38,415 versus $24,024 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,833. About 2.3% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Penn township, York County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 39°47′50″N 76°57′29″W / 39.79722°N 76.95806°W / 39.79722; -76.95806

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