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South Canaan Township
St Tikhon Monastery
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Wayne
Elevation 1,444 ft (440.1 m)
Coordinates 41°32′00″N 75°24′59″W / 41.5333333°N 75.41639°W / 41.5333333; -75.41639
Area 28.2 sq mi (73 km²)
 - land 27.5 sq mi (71 km²)
 - water 0.7 sq mi (2 km²), 2.48%
Population 1,768 (2010)
Density 64.3 /sq mi (24.8 /km²)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip Code 18436, 18459, 18472
Area code 570 Exchange: 937

South Canaan is a second-class township in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. The township's population was 1,768 at the time of the 2010 United States Census.

South Canaan is home to Saint Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary and the oldest Orthodox monastery in North America — Saint Tikhon's Orthodox Monastery (Russian: Тихоновский монастырь).


The Octagon Stone Schoolhouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 28.2 square miles (72.9 km²), of which, 27.5 square miles (70.4 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it (2.48%) is water.


Octagonal School Wayne CO PA 1
Octagon Stone Schoolhouse

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,768 people, 645 households, and 487 families residing in the township. The population density was 64.3 people per square mile (24.8/km²). There were 762 housing units at an average density of 27.7/sq mi (10.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.9% White, 0.5% Black, 0.2% American Indian, 1.1% Asian, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 645 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 58.8% from 18 to 64, and 17% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.3 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,177, and the median income for a family was $40,170. Males had a median income of $26,484 versus $22,400 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,706. About 10.6% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

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