Rush Township, Schuylkill County, PennsylvaniaRush Township
is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
. As of the 2000
census, the township had a total population of 3,957.
Geography\nAccording to the United States Census Bureau
, the township has a total area of 61.8 km²
). 59.2 km² (22.9 mi²) of it is land and 2.6 km² (1.0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.27% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 3,957 people, 1,419 households, and 1,058 families residing in the township. The population density
is 66.9/km² (173.2/mi²). There are 1,563 housing units at an average density of 26.4/km² (68.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 96.44% White, 2.35% African American
, 0.03% Native American
, 0.48% Asian
, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. 1.11% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 1,419 households out of which 26.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.3% are married couples living together, 6.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% are non-families. 22.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 2.90.
In the township the population is spread out with 18.3% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 45 years. For every 100 females there are 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.3 males.
The median income for a household in the township is $42,664, and the median income for a family is $45,750. Males have a median income of $35,386 versus $27,473 for females. The per capita income for the township is $17,893. 6.3% of the population and 4.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.7% are under the age of 18 and 7.7% are 65 or older.