Wayne Township is a township in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,721 at the 2000 census. The township includes the village of Reedsville which contains a medium size state police barracks. Children from this township attend schools in the Blue Mountain School District. The township is divided by north-to-south PA Route 183 which serves as a highway connecting Schuylkill and Berks Counties. The Schuylkill County Fairgrounds are located in the township off east-to-west PA Route 895. 183 and 895 meet in the Census Designated Place of Summit Station.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.1 square miles (90.9 km²), of which, 35.0 square miles (90.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.17%) is water.
|As of the census of 2000, there were 4,721 people, 1,827 households, and 1,401 families residing in the township. The population density was 134.7 people per square mile (52.0/km²). There were 1,972 housing units at an average density of 56.3/sq mi (21.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.73% White, 0.23% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.
There were 1,827 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.9% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the township the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $45,242, and the median income for a family was $51,042. Males had a median income of $34,805 versus $24,257 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,335. About 1.1% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Wayne Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
|• Total||35.21 sq mi (91.19 km2)|
|• Land||35.15 sq mi (91.05 km2)|
|• Water||0.06 sq mi (0.14 km2)|
|• Estimate (2016)||5,086|
|• Density||144.68/sq mi (55.86/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|