Rochester Township, Pennsylvania

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Rochester Township is a township in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, it had a population of 3,129.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 10.0 km² (3.9 mi²). 9.9 km² (3.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.29% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,129 people, 1,213 households, and 885 families residing in the township. The population density is 316.3/km² (819.9/mi²). There are 1,268 housing units at an average density of 128.2/km² (332.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 95.14% White, 3.64% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 0.19% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,213 households out of which 28.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% are married couples living together, 9.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% are non-families. 23.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the township the population is spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $37,284, and the median income for a family is $41,607. Males have a median income of $35,000 versus $23,250 for females. The per capita income for the township is $18,528. 8.4% of the population and 8.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.4% of those under the age of 18 and 7.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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