Union Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

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Union Township
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Location of Union Township in Lawrence County
Location of Union Township in Lawrence County
Location of Lawrence County in Pennsylvania
Location of Lawrence County in Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
CountyLawrence County
 • Total9.62 sq mi (24.90 km2)
 • Land9.52 sq mi (24.65 km2)
 • Water0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)
Highest elevation
[2] (west of US 422)
1,166 ft (355 m)
Lowest elevation
[2] (Mahoning River)
778 ft (237 m)
 • Total5,190
 • Estimate 
 • Density522.33/sq mi (201.68/km2)
Time zoneUTC-4 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (EDT)
Area code(s)724
Historical population
Census Pop.
2018 (est.)4,898[3]−5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

Union Township is a township in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,190 as of the 2010 census.[5]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 9.7 square miles (25.0 km2), of which 9.6 square miles (24.9 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.41%, is water. Unincorporated communities in the township include Harbor, Harbor Bridge, Parkstown, Belmar Park, Westview Heights, Oakwood, and Oakland.


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 5,103 people, 2,121 households, and 1,495 families residing in the township. The population density was 530.3 people per square mile (204.8/km2). There were 2,227 housing units at an average density of 231.4/sq mi (89.4/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 94.92% White, 4.06% African American, 0.02% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 2,121 households, out of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the township the population was spread out, with 18.9% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,074, and the median income for a family was $41,909. Males had a median income of $32,297 versus $21,378 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,717. About 3.9% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of ages 65 or over.


  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): Union 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.

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Coordinates: 41°01′00″N 80°22′28″W / 41.01667°N 80.37444°W / 41.01667; -80.37444