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Burrell Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania

Burrell Township is a township in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States and is part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. The population was 689 at the 2010 census.[3]

Burrell Township,
Armstrong County,
Pennsylvania
Burrell Township VFD and Municipal Building
Burrell Township VFD and Municipal Building
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania highlighting Burrell Township
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania highlighting Burrell Township
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Map of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyArmstrong
Settled1776
Incorporated1855
Area
 • Total21.98 sq mi (56.93 km2)
 • Land21.46 sq mi (55.59 km2)
 • Water0.52 sq mi (1.34 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total689
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
687
 • Density32.01/sq mi (12.36/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code42-005-10344

Contents

GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.0 square miles (56.9 km2), of which 21.5 square miles (55.6 km2) is land and 0.50 square miles (1.3 km2), or 2.35%, is water.[3]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
2010689
Est. 2016687[2]−0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 749 people, 299 households, and 226 families residing in the township. The population density was 35.1 people per square mile (13.6/km²). There were 346 housing units at an average density of 16.2/sq mi (6.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.33% White, 0.13% African American, 0.27% Native American, and 0.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 299 households, out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age of 40 years was the same as that of the county of 40 years. The distribution was 20.6% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $34,792, and the median income for a family was $36,932. Males had a median income of $32,143 versus $20,536 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,888. About 8.8% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.2% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Nellie Bly was born in 1864 in the township and raised on "Cochran's Mills". She was very first Notable Celebrity that hailed from Armstrong County. [6][7]

HistoryEdit

Burrell Township appears in the 1876 Atlas of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.[8] Its early history is detailed in Robert Walter Smith's 1883 History of Armstrong County.[9]

CemeteriesEdit

  • Cochrans Mill United Methodist Church Cemetery[10]
  • Dunkard Baptist Christian Bretheren Cemetery[11]
  • McDonalds Cemetery[12]
  • Saint Michaels Lutheran Church Cemetery[13]
  • Shaeffer Cemetery[14]
  • Shellhammer - Beck Cemetery[15]
  • Shellhammer Cemetery[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Burrell township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 31, 2013.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ http://www.pittsburghclo.org/files/file/NellieBlyStudentsGuide_v4.pdf
  7. ^ http://explorepahistory.com/hmarker.php?markerId=1-A-3C0
  8. ^ "Atlas of Armstrong County Pennsylvania, page 31". Pomeroy, Whitman & Co. 1876. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  9. ^ Robert Walter Smith (1883). "History of Armstrong County Pennsylvania, Chapter 16, page 364" (PDF). Chicago: Waterman, Watkins. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Cochrans Mill United Methodist Church Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  11. ^ "Dunkard Baptist Christian Bretheren Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  12. ^ "McDonalds Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  13. ^ "Saint Michaels Lutheran Church Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  14. ^ "Shaeffer Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  15. ^ "Shellhammer - Beck Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  16. ^ "Shellhammer Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.

Coordinates: 40°40′15″N 79°26′31″W / 40.67083°N 79.44194°W / 40.67083; -79.44194