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Crescent Township
Township
Houses on Front Street in Glenwillard
Houses on Front Street in Glenwillard
Location in Allegheny County and state of Pennsylvania
Location in Allegheny County and state of Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Area
 • Total 2.3 sq mi (6 km2)
 • Land 2.1 sq mi (5 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (1 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,640
 • Density 1,148/sq mi (443/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website Official website

Crescent Township is a township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The population was 2,640 at the 2010 census.

The township was created in 1855 and was given the name Crescent because it was formed from a portion of Moon Township. Crescent Township has been assigned the ZIP code 15046.

Crescent Township has two unincorporated villages:

  • Glenwillard
  • Wireton

Crescent is part of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Students living in Crescent Township attend the Moon Area School District.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), of which 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), or 10.78%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 324
1870 364 12.3%
1880 419 15.1%
1890 785 87.4%
1900 622 −20.8%
1910 893 43.6%
1920 980 9.7%
1930 1,107 13.0%
1940 1,482 33.9%
1950 1,867 26.0%
1960 2,603 39.4%
1970 2,918 12.1%
1980 2,862 −1.9%
1990 2,490 −13.0%
2000 2,314 −7.1%
2010 2,640 14.1%
Est. 2012 2,642 0.1%
Sources:

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,314 people, 886 households, and 658 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,115.8 people per square mile (431.6/km²). There were 920 housing units at an average density of 443.6/sq mi (171.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.23% White, 1.25% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 886 households, out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out, with 23.9% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $49,500, and the median income for a family was $52,267. Males had a median income of $35,661 versus $25,076 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,472. About 3.2% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

Trivia

Some scenes in the movie The Silence of the Lambs were filmed in the Glenwillard section of Crescent Township.


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