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Strasburg Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Strasburg Township, Pennsylvania
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting Strasburg Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting Strasburg Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Settled 1712
Incorporated 1730
 • Type Board of Supervisors
 • Total 20.0 sq mi (52 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,021
 • Density 201.1/sq mi (77.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717

Strasburg Township is a township in south central Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,021 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.0 square miles (51.9 km²), of which, 20.0 square miles (51.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.20%) is water.


Story frame residence, late 19th century in the historic district on the NRHP

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,021 people, 1,275 households, and 1,071 families residing in the township. The population density was 201.1 people per square mile (77.6/km²). There were 1,295 housing units at an average density of 64.8/sq mi (25.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.96% White, 0.20% African American, 0.02% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.

There were 1,275 households out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.4% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.0% were non-families. 13.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15 and the average family size was 3.50.

In the township the population was spread out with 32.8% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $55,750, and the median income for a family was $58,849. Males had a median income of $35,704 versus $25,030 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,556. About 4.7% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder".  

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