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Ross Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Ross Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 32,551.


\nAccording to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 37.4 km² (14.4 mi²). None of the area is covered with water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 32,551 people, 13,892 households, and 8,807 families residing in the township. The population density is 871.0/km² (2,255.3/mi²). There are 14,422 housing units at an average density of 385.9 persons/km² (999.2 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 95.93% White, 1.42% African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.80% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 13,892 households out of which 24.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% are married couples living together, 7.4% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 36.6% are non-families. 31.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.26 and the average family size is 2.89. In the township the population is spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.0 males. The median income for a household in the township is $46,542, and the median income for a family is $57,917. Males have a median income of $41,736 versus $31,304 for females. The per capita income for the township is $25,883. 4.2% of the population and 2.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 2.3% are under the age of 18 and 7.8% are 65 or older.