Harmar Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 6.4 square miles (17 km2), of which 6.0 square miles (16 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), or 7.45%, is water.
Harmar Township is entirely in the Allegheny River drainage basin and contains one undeveloped state park, Allegheny Islands State Park, on three alluvial islands in the Allegheny River. Deer Creek flows through the township; it joins the Allegheny at Harmar.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,242 people, 1,522 households, and 882 families residing in the township. The population density was 543.3 people per square mile (209.7/km²). There were 1,637 housing units at an average density of 274.3/sq mi (105.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.75% White, 0.68% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.99% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.
There were 1,522 households out of which 19.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.0% were non-families. 37.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.75.
In the township the population was spread out with 17.1% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 22.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $38,625, and the median income for a family was $50,054. Males had a median income of $35,731 versus $28,455 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,486. About 6.3% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.
Usage in popular culture
Harmar is used in P.O.D.'s "Youth of the Nation" music video. The Pennsylvania Turnpike and Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad Bridge are visible several times around the 50-second mark following shots of the C.L. Schmitt Bridge in nearby New Kensington.
- "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Harmar township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
- "Deer Creek". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-12-20.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.