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South Franklin Township, Pennsylvania


South Franklin Township, Pennsylvania

For other townships in Pennsylvania with similar names, see Franklin Township, Pennsylvania.
South Franklin Township
Named for: Benjamin Franklin
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Washington County
Area 20.7 sq mi (54 km2)
 - land 20.6 sq mi (53 km2)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 3,796 (2000)
Density 184.5 / sq mi (71 / km2)
Established February 2, 1892
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code 724
Location of South Franklin Township in Washington County
Location of Washington County in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

South Franklin Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,796 at the 2000 census.


According to the township website, South Franklin township has a total area of 21.0 square miles (53.5 km²), of which, 21.0 square miles (53.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.39%) is water. Nearly 50% of the land is classified as agricultural[1]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,796 people, 1,360 households, and 1,083 families residing in the township. The population density was 184.5 people per square mile (71.2/km²). There were 1,450 housing units at an average density of 70.5/sq mi (27.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.18% White, 0.18% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 1,360 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.5% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $46,713, and the median income for a family was $53,500. Males had a median income of $37,888 versus $24,923 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,975. About 4.7% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.


External links

  • South Franklin Township website
  • South Franklin Township Fire Dept. website

Coordinates: 40°05′57″N 80°17′39″W / 40.09917°N 80.29417°W / 40.09917; -80.29417

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