There were 891 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the township the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $44,309, and the median income for a family was $47,560. Males had a median income of $32,426 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,892. About 2.4% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.
June flood temporarily closes new park in Douglass Township: Ganshahawny Park, beside the Schuylkill, is expected to reopen in a week or two.
Jul 09, 2006; Byline: Rebecca Vandermeulen Jul. 9--Douglass Township opened a new riverside park in June only to be forced to close it...