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Wallace Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Chester
Elevation 440 ft (134.1 m)
Coordinates 40°05′26″N 75°46′15″W / 40.09056°N 75.77083°W / 40.09056; -75.77083
Area 12.1 sq mi (31.3 km2)
 - land 12.0 sq mi (31 km2)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 0.83%
Population 3,240 (2000)
Density 269.3 /sq mi (104 /km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of Wallace Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Wallace Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,240 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 12.1 square miles (31.3 km²), of which, 12.0 square miles (31.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.41%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,240 people, 1,009 households, and 855 families residing in the township. The population density was 269.3 people per square mile (104.0/km²). There were 1,045 housing units at an average density of 86.9/sq mi (33.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.68% White, 2.50% African American, 0.03% Native American, 1.17% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.30% of the population.

There were 1,009 households out of which 46.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.5% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.2% were non-families. 12.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the township the population was spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 106.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1930 630
1940 597 −5.2%
1950 771 29.1%
1960 1,065 38.1%
1970 1,347 26.5%
1980 1,881 39.6%
1990 2,541 35.1%
2000 3,240 27.5%</ref>

The median income for a household in the township was $86,881, and the median income for a family was $95,104. Males had a median income of $65,705 versus $35,878 for females. The per capita income for the township was $33,437. None of the families and 2.8% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 23.0% of those over 64.


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

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