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Bethel Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

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Bethel Township is a township located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 6,421.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 14.7 km² (5.7 mi²). 14.7 km² (5.7 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 6,421 people, 1,984 households, and 1,732 families residing in the township. The population density is 437.2/km² (1,132.3/mi²). There are 2,017 housing units at an average density of 137.3/km² (355.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 94.44% White, 2.18% African American, 0.03% Native American, 2.41% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 1.93% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,984 households out of which 50.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.3% are married couples living together, 6.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 12.7% are non-families. 9.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.16 and the average family size is 3.40.

In the township the population is spread out with 31.5% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 34.7% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $84,661, and the median income for a family is $87,248. Males have a median income of $60,496 versus $36,272 for females. The per capita income for the township is $29,349. 2.4% of the population and 1.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 1.4% of those under the age of 18 and 4.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • The township's web site (http://www.twp.bethel.pa.us) has a wealth of information on the history of Bethel (http://www.twp.bethel.pa.us/history.htm) reproduced, with the author's permission, from the book "Bethel Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Thru Three Centuries. A historical account of an early Pennsylvania Community" by George Walter Goodley.
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