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Bell Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

Bell Township is a township located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 2,458.


\nAccording to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 57.3 km² (22.1 mi²). 55.4 km² (21.4 mi²) of it is land and 1.9 km² (0.7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.35% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 2,458 people, 932 households, and 724 families residing in the township. The population density is 44.4/km² (115.0/mi²). There are 982 housing units at an average density of 17.7/km² (45.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 97.88% White, 1.30% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. 0.20% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 932 households out of which 32.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% are married couples living together, 8.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% are non-families. 19.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.64 and the average family size is 3.03. In the township the population is spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.1 males. The median income for a household in the township is $40,202, and the median income for a family is $48,194. Males have a median income of $34,023 versus $26,169 for females. The per capita income for the township is $18,434. 6.9% of the population and 5.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.8% are under the age of 18 and 7.7% are 65 or older.