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East Nottingham Township
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Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Chester
Elevation 499 ft (152.1 m)
Area 20.1 sq mi (52.1 km²)
 - land 20.0 sq mi (52 km²)
 - water 0.04 sq mi (0 km²), 0.2%
Population 8,650 (2010)
Density 432.5 /sq mi (167 /km²)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610

East Nottingham Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 8,650 at the 2010 census.


It is named after Nottinghamshire, England. The township was originally disputed territory between Pennsylvania and Maryland, resolved eventually by the Mason–Dixon line. Half of the current township also formed part of the northern section of Susquehanna Manor later known as New Connaught, a large settlement tract established by Maryland and named after the western province of Connacht in Ireland that courted Irish settlement into the area. The dispute led to heavy Quaker and Scotch-Irish settlement of the area. The Hopewell Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.1 square miles (52 km2), of which 20.0 square miles (52 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 0.10%, is water.


At the 2010 census, the township was 86.0% non-Hispanic White, 3.1% Black or African American, 0.4% Asian, and 2.0% were two or more races. 9.2% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,516 people, 1,759 households, and 1,442 families residing in the township. The population density was 275.3 people per square mile (106.3/km²). There were 1,837 housing units at an average density of 91.7/sq mi (35.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 92.97% White, 2.94% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 2.32% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.29% of the population.

There were 1,759 households, out of which 44.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.6% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.0% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.13 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the township the population was spread out, with 32.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 107.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.4 males.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,339
1940 1,576 17.7%
1950 1,748 10.9%
1960 2,298 31.5%
1970 2,402 4.5%
1980 3,111 29.5%
1990 3,841 23.5%
2000 5,516 43.6%
2010 8,650 56.8%

The median income for a household in the township was $53,864, and the median income for a family was $57,904. Males had a median income of $39,920 versus $31,731 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,710. About 4.4% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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