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East Coventry Township
Fricks lock-1.jpg
Abandoned house in Frick's Lock, with the Limerick Nuclear Plant in the background
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Chester
Elevation 243 ft (74.1 m)
Area 11.0 sq mi (28.5 km²)
 - land 10.8 sq mi (28 km²)
 - water 0.2 sq mi (1 km²), 1.82%
Population 6,636 (2010)
Density 614.4 /sq mi (237.2 /km²)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610

East Coventry Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,636 at the 2010 census.


The township derives its name from Coventry, England, the native home of an early settler.

Fricks Locks Historic District, and River Bend Farm are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 11.0 square miles (28 km2), of which 10.8 square miles (28 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), or 1.55%, is water. The township includes the unincorporated community of Parker Ford.

Adjacent townships

  • Lower Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County (north)
  • Limerick Township, Montgomery County (east)
  • East Vincent Township, Chester County (south)
  • South Coventry Township, Chester County (southwest)
  • North Coventry Township, Chester County (west)


At the 2010 census, the township was 92.5% non-Hispanic White, 3.1% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.4% Asian, and 1.4% were two or more races. 1.7% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,566 people, 1,649 households, and 1,246 families residing in the township. The population density was 423.4 people per square mile (163.5/km²). There were 1,684 housing units at an average density of 156.2/sq mi (60.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.38% White, 0.85% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 1,649 households, out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.5% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out, with 23.4% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,271
1940 1,304 2.6%
1950 1,499 15.0%
1960 2,183 45.6%
1970 3,284 50.4%
1980 4,085 24.4%
1990 4,450 8.9%
2000 4,566 2.6%
2010 6,636 45.3%

The median income for a household in the township was $58,125, and the median income for a family was $68,384. Males had a median income of $48,750 versus $32,031 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,257. About 2.0% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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