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Derry Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania

Derry Township is a township located in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 7,256.

Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 80.8 km² (31.2 mi²). 80.5 km² (31.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.32% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 7,256 people, 2,946 households, and 2,106 families residing in the township. The population density is 90.1/km² (233.3/mi²). There are 3,161 housing units at an average density of 39.2/km² (101.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 98.35% White, 0.30% African American, 0.01% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. 0.59% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,946 households out of which 27.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% are married couples living together, 8.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% are non-families. 24.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 2.86.

In the township the population is spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $34,712, and the median income for a family is $41,353. Males have a median income of $33,194 versus $25,783 for females. The per capita income for the township is $18,234. 8.3% of the population and 5.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 9.9% are under the age of 18 and 8.8% are 65 or older.

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