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Hamilton Township,
Franklin County,
—  Township  —
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania highlighting Hamilton Township
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Franklin
Settled 1737
Incorporated 1752
 - Total 35.7 sq mi (92.5 km2)
Population (2000)
 - Total 8,949
 - Density 250.8/sq mi (96.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717

Hamilton Township is a township in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 8,949 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,949 people, 3,476 households, and 2,648 families residing in the township. The population density was 250.8 people per square mile (96.8/km²). There were 3,612 housing units at an average density of 101.2/sq mi (39.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.97% White, 2.57% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.42% of the population.

There were 3,476 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $43,153, and the median income for a family was $47,049. Males had a median income of $32,879 versus $25,082 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,122. About 4.9% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.


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

Coordinates: 39°52′00″N 77°43′59″W / 39.8666667°N 77.73306°W / 39.8666667; -77.73306



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