Shaler Township, PennsylvaniaShaler Township
is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
. As of the 2000
census, the township had a total population of 29,757.
Geography\nAccording to the United States Census Bureau
, the township has a total area of 29.0 km²
). 28.5 km² (11.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.70% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 29,757 people, 11,932 households, and 8,686 families residing in the township. The population density is 1,043.5/km² (2,703.6/mi²). There are 12,334 housing units at an average density of 432.5 persons/km² (1,120.6 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 97.92% White, 0.41% African American
, 0.06% Native American
, 0.90% Asian
, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 0.52% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 11,932 households out of which 28.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% are married couples living together, 8.2% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 27.2% are non-families. 24.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.1% 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 2.97.
In the township the population is spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.5 males.
The median income for a household in the township is $49,118, and the median income for a family is $56,998. Males have a median income of $40,991 versus $29,473 for females. The per capita income for the township is $23,223. 4.6% of the population and 3.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 4.5% are under the age of 18 and 7.0% are 65 or older.