Penn Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

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Penn Township,
Westmoreland County,
Monument at the Bushy Run Battlefield
Monument at the Bushy Run Battlefield
Map of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Penn Township
Map of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Penn Township
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Westmoreland County
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting
Westmoreland County
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Westmoreland
 • Total 30.5 sq mi (79 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 19,591
 • Density 641.7/sq mi (247.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Penn Township is a township in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States.


The Bushy Run Battlefield was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966, and is designated a National Historic Landmark.[1]

In 1957 Carnegie Mellon University chose the township for a new lab facility.[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.5 square miles (79.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 19,591 people, 6,874 households, and 5,698 families residing in the township. The population density was 641.7 people per square mile (247.8/km²). There were 7,089 housing units at an average density of 232.2/sq mi (89.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.57% White, 0.38% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 6,874 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.1% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.1% were non-families. 15.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $51,316, and the median income for a family was $57,856. Males had a median income of $42,170 versus $27,104 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,681. About 2.8% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Bauman, Mary Lou (July 26, 1977), "Toxic Research Lab Scheduled For Penn", News Dispatch, Jeanette, PA<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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