Rapho Township, Pennsylvania

Coordinates: 40°12′00″N 76°30′05″W / 40.20000°N 76.50139°W / 40.20000; -76.50139
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Rapho Township, Pennsylvania
Schenck's Mill Covered Bridge in Rapho Township
Official seal of Rapho Township, Pennsylvania
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting Rapho Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting Rapho Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
 • TypeBoard of Supervisors
 • Total47.78 sq mi (123.74 km2)
 • Land47.42 sq mi (122.83 km2)
 • Water0.35 sq mi (0.91 km2)
 • Total12,058 Increase
 • Estimate 
 • Density249.24/sq mi (96.23/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code717
FIPS code42-071-63440

Rapho Township is a township that is located in northwestern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 12,058 at the time of the 2020 census.[2]


This township was named after Raphoe, County Donegal, Ireland.

The Kauffman's Distillery Covered Bridge, Mount Hope Estate, Forry's Mill Covered Bridge, and Siegrist's Mill Covered Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 47.5 square miles (123.1 km2), all land.

Unincorporated communities in the township include Mastersonville, Union Square, Old Line, Naumanstown, Sporting Hill, and Newtown.


Historical population
2021 (est.)12,065[2]0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 8,578 people, 3,075 households, and 2,398 families living in the township.

The population density was 180.5 inhabitants per square mile (69.7/km2). There were 3,185 housing units at an average density of 67.0 per square mile (25.9/km2).

The racial makeup of the township was 97.72% White, 0.29% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.51% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

There were 3,075 households, out of which 35.0% had children who under the age of eighteen living with them; 70.5% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.0% had someone living alone who was sixty-five years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.17.

Within the township, the population was spread out, with 27.1% of residents who were under the age of eighteen, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.1% who were aged twenty-five to sixty-four, 25.6% who were aged forty-five to sixty-four, and 11.7% who were sixty-five years of age or older. The median age was thirty-eight years.

For every one hundred females, there were 103.0 males. For every one hundred females who were aged eighteen or older, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,063, and the median income for a family was $55,625. Males had a median income of $36,935 compared with that $25,402 for females.

The per capita income for the township was $20,412.

Approximately 3.0% of families and 4.1% of the population were living below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those who were under the age of eighteen and 6.4% of those who were aged sixty-five or older.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d Bureau, US Census. "City and Town Population Totals: 2020-2021". Census.gov. US Census Bureau. Retrieved July 9, 2022.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.

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40°12′00″N 76°30′05″W / 40.20000°N 76.50139°W / 40.20000; -76.50139