Westtown Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
The main administration building of Westtown Township
|Elevation||269 ft (82 m)|
|Area||8.8 sq mi (22.8 km2)|
|- land||8.7 sq mi (23 km2)|
|- water||0.04 sq mi (0 km2), 0.45%|
|Density||1,244.5 / sq mi (480.5 / km2)|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
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According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 8.8 square miles (23 km2), of which 8.7 square miles (23 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 0.23%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 10,352 people, 3,705 households, and 2,949 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,185.5 people per square mile (457.8/km²). There were 3,795 housing units at an average density of 434.6/sq mi (167.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.97% White, 2.59% African American, 0.07% Native American, 2.42% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.
There were 3,705 households out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.6% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.4% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the township the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $85,049, and the median income for a family was $96,318. Males had a median income of $66,675 versus $43,482 for females. The per capita income for the township was $36,894. About 2.1% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.
Westtown Township is in the 7th District of the U.S. House, represented by Gerlach (R); the 26th District of the PA State Senate, represented by Edwin Erickson (R) (as of 2007); and the 168th District of the PA House, represented by Tom Killion (R) (as of 2007).
Westtown Township is governed by a Board of Supervisors. Under the supervision of the board the township has many arms of government, including the Township Planning Commission, the Zoning Hearing Board, and the Park Advisory group, to name a few.
Township Board of Supervisors members 2012:
- Charles P. Barber, Chair
- Thomas F. Haws, Jr., Vice Chair
- Carol R. DeWolf, Police Commissioner
- Robert Layman, Township Manager
West Chester Area School District serves the township.
Other schools in the township include Westtown School, an independent school for grades pre-K through 12; the St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish School, a Catholic school for grades pre-K through 8; and the Concept School, a private school for grades 5 through 12.
- Westtown Township official website
- Chester County Connect's Westtown Township Information Page
- Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department