Taylor Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

Taylor Township is a township in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,052 at the 2010 census.[5]

Taylor Township
Main Street in West Pittsburg
Main Street in West Pittsburg
Location of Taylor Township in Lawrence County
Location of Taylor Township in Lawrence County
Location of Lawrence County in Pennsylvania
Location of Lawrence County in Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
CountyLawrence County
 • Total5.48 sq mi (14.20 km2)
 • Land5.21 sq mi (13.50 km2)
 • Water0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
Highest elevation
[2] (east of West Pittsburg)
1,200 ft (400 m)
Lowest elevation
[2] (Beaver River)
758 ft (231 m)
 • Total1,052
 • Estimate 
 • Density192.98/sq mi (74.51/km2)
Time zoneUTC-4 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (EDT)
Area code(s)724
Historical population
Census Pop.
2018 (est.)978[3]−7.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.9 km2), of which 5.1 square miles (13.2 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km2), or 4.67%, is water. Unincorporated communities in the township include West Pittsburg, East Moravia, and New Castle Junction.


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,198 people, 474 households, and 335 families residing in the township. The population density was 234.9 people per square mile (90.7/km2). There were 506 housing units at an average density of 99.2/sq mi (38.3/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.58% White, 1.59% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.33% from other races, and 0.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 474 households, out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the township the population was spread out, with 17.9% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $34,511, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $31,688 versus $19,167 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,368. About 9.7% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.7% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 o


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Turkey Hill Topo Map, Lawrence County PA (New Castle South Area)". TopoZone. Locality, LLC. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b Bureau, U. S. Census. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. US Census Bureau. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Taylor township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 28, 2012.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 40°57′18″N 80°21′43″W / 40.955°N 80.362°W / 40.955; -80.362