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Elk Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Chester
Elevation 390 ft (118.9 m)
Coordinates 39°43′30″N 75°51′59″W / 39.725°N 75.86639°W / 39.725; -75.86639
Area 10.5 sq mi (27.2 km2)
 - land 10.2 sq mi (26 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 1,485 (2000)
Density 145.2 /sq mi (56.1 /km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of Elk Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Elk Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,485 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 10.2 square miles (26.5 km²), all of it land.


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1930 404
1940 457 13.1%
1950 462 1.1%
1960 539 16.7%
1970 649 20.4%
1980 750 15.6%
1990 1,129 50.5%
2000 1,485 31.5%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,485 people, 515 households, and 410 families residing in the township. The population density was 145.2 people per square mile (56.0/km²). There were 527 housing units at an average density of 51.5/sq mi (19.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.90% White, 0.81% African American, 0.13% Asian, 0.81% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.64% of the population.

There were 515 households out of which 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.5% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.2% were non-families. 16.3% 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 2.88 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $60,380, and the median income for a family was $70,104. Males had a median income of $46,635 versus $30,179 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,604. About 2.8% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.


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

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