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Menallen Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania

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Menallen Township is a township located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 4,644.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 55.1 km² (21.3 mi²). 55.0 km² (21.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.19% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 4,644 people, 1,810 households, and 1,348 families residing in the township. The population density is 84.4/km² (218.6/mi²). There are 1,964 housing units at an average density of 35.7/km² (92.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 95.78% White, 3.12% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 0.34% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,810 households out of which 32.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% are married couples living together, 14.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% are non-families. 22.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.5% 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 2.98.

In the township the population is spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $32,591, and the median income for a family is $38,607. Males have a median income of $31,037 versus $25,274 for females. The per capita income for the township is $16,186. 16.2% of the population and 13.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 27.2% of those under the age of 18 and 10.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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