Allen Township, Pennsylvania

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Allen Township is a township in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. Allen Township is located in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.

The population of Allen Township was 2,630 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 11.2 square miles (28.9 km²), of which, 11.1 square miles (28.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.63%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,630 people, 1,001 households, and 805 families residing in the township. The population density was 237.1 people per square mile (91.6/km²). There were 1,030 housing units at an average density of 92.9/sq mi (35.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.67% White, 0.19% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.

There were 1,001 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.7% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.5% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $54,464, and the median income for a family was $59,702. Males had a median income of $41,219 versus $27,930 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,859. About 1.1% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.

Public education

The Township is served by the Northampton Area School District.

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