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East Brandywine Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Chester
Elevation 577 ft (175.9 m)
Coordinates 40°01′55″N 75°44′53″W / 40.03194°N 75.74806°W / 40.03194; -75.74806
Area 11.4 sq mi (29.5 km2)
 - land 11.4 sq mi (30 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 5,822 (2000)
Density 511.3 /sq mi (197.4 /km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of East Brandywine Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

East Brandywine Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,822 at the 2000 census.



As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,822 people, 2,003 households, and 1,644 families residing in the township. The population density was 511.3 people per square mile (197.4/km²). There were 2,035 housing units at an average density of 178.7/sq mi (69.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.62% White, 1.25% African American, 0.10% Native American, 1.15% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

There were 2,003 households out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.5% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.9% were non-families. 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $76,217, and the median income for a family was $81,886. Males had a median income of $54,327 versus $30,611 for females. The per capita income for the township was $32,178. About 1.0% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1930 774
1940 913 18.0%
1950 1,108 21.4%
1960 1,618 46.0%
1970 2,741 69.4%
1980 4,690 71.1%
1990 5,179 10.4%
2000 5,822 12.4%</ref>


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 11.4 square miles (29.5 km²), all of it land.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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