Plain Grove Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

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Plain Grove Township
Plain Grove Presbyterian Church
Plain Grove Presbyterian Church
Location of Plain Grove Township in Lawrence County
Location of Plain Grove Township in Lawrence County
Location of Lawrence County in Pennsylvania
Location of Lawrence County in Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
CountyLawrence County
 • Total17.93 sq mi (46.44 km2)
 • Land17.81 sq mi (46.13 km2)
 • Water0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)
Highest elevation
[2] (south of Brent)
1,330 ft (410 m)
Lowest elevation1,060 ft (320 m)
 • Total813
 • Estimate 
 • Density44.13/sq mi (17.04/km2)
Time zoneUTC-4 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (EDT)
Area code(s)724
Historical population
Census Pop.
2018 (est.)779[3]−4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

Plain Grove Township is a township in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 813 at the 2010 census.[5]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 18.0 square miles (46.5 km²), of which 17.9 square miles (46.3 km²) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), or 0.50%, is water. The township includes the unincorporated communities of Brent, Plain Grove, and Elliotts Mills.


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 854 people, 316 households, and 243 families residing in the township. The population density was 47.7 people per square mile (18.4/km²). There were 351 housing units at an average density of 19.6/sq mi (7.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.95% White, 0.23% African American, 0.35% Asian, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 316 households, out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the township the population was spread out, with 26.3% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,000, and the median income for a family was $41,083. Males had a median income of $30,385 versus $20,156 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,807. About 5.8% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.3% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Grove City Topo Map, Mercer County PA (Grove City Area)". TopoZone. Locality, LLC. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b Bureau, U. S. Census. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. US Census Bureau. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Plain Grove township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 28, 2012.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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Coordinates: 41°04′21″N 80°07′35″W / 41.07250°N 80.12639°W / 41.07250; -80.12639