New London Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania facts for kids

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New London Township
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New London Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Chester
Elevation 337 ft (102.7 m)
Area 11.9 sq mi (30.8 km²)
 - land 11.9 sq mi (31 km²)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km²), 0%
Population 5,631 (2010)
Density 473.2 /sq mi (182.7 /km²)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 19352, 19360
Area code 610 and 484
Location in Chester County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Chester County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

New London Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,631 at the 2010 census. It was the birthplace of U.S. Founding Father Thomas McKean.


The Rudolph and Arthur Covered Bridge and Linton Stephens Covered Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 11.9 square miles (31 km2), all of it land.


At the 2010 census, the township was 91.9% non-Hispanic White, 1.4% Black or African American, 0.9% Asian, and 1.4% were two or more races. 4.9% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,583 people, 1,365 households, and 1,205 families residing in the township. The population density was 386.5 people per square mile (149.2/km²). There were 1,390 housing units at an average density of 117.2/sq mi (45.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.68% White, 0.96% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.89% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.38% of the population.

There were 1,365 households, out of which 59.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.7% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.7% were non-families. 8.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.36 and the average family size was 3.60.

In the township the population was spread out, with 37.6% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 4.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 576
1940 624 8.3%
1950 660 5.8%
1960 845 28.0%
1970 938 11.0%
1980 1,312 39.9%
1990 2,721 107.4%
2000 4,583 68.4%
2010 5,631 22.9%

The median income for a household in the township was $77,468, and the median income for a family was $79,929. Males had a median income of $60,298 versus $37,727 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,824. About 1.4% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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