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West Mead Township is really a township in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, U . s . States. The populace was 5,249 in the 2010 census.

The Bridge in West Mead Township was on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

West Mead Township is situated slightly southwest from the geographic center of Crawford County. It borders the town of Meadville towards the north, east, and south. French Creek forms the western boundary from the township towards the south and north of Meadville. Tamarack Lake is incorporated in the southeast.

Based on the U . s . States Census Bureau, the township includes a total section of 18.8 square miles (48.6 km2), which 18.3 square miles (47.4 km2) is land and .50 square miles (1.3 km2), or 2.65%, is water.

By the census of 2000, there have been 5,227 people, 2,098 households, and 1,525 families surviving in the township. The populace density was 286.9 people per square mile (110.8/km²). There have been 2,184 housing units in an average density of 119.9/sq mi (46.3/km²). The racial makeup from the township was 96.52% White-colored, 2.07% Black, .23% Native American, .55% Asian, .08% using their company races, and .55% from several races. Hispanic or Latino associated with a race were .50% of people.

There have been 2,098 households, of that 31.6% had children younger than 18 coping with them, 59.5% were married people living together, 9.4% were built with a female householder without any husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 22.6% of households were comprised of individuals, and 11.1% had someone living alone who had been 65 years old or older. The typical household size was 2.49 and also the average family size was 2.92.

Within the township the populace was disseminate, with 24.6% younger than 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who have been 65 years old or older. The median age was 4 decades. For each 100 females, there have been 93.1 males. For each 100 females age 18 and also over, there have been 88.9 males.

The median earnings for any household within the township was $41,793, and also the median earnings for any family was $47,156. Males were built with a median earnings of $38,144 versus $22,254 for women. The per person earnings for that township was $19,241. About 6.8% of households and eight.2% of people were underneath the poverty line, including 15.5% of individuals under age 18 and three.2% of individuals age 65 or higher.

Coordinates: 41°40′00″N 80°08′59″W / 41.66667°N 80.14972°W / 41.66667 -80.14972