Ancient Oaks, Pennsylvania

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Ancient Oaks is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lower Macungie Township, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Ancient Oaks is a suburb of Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. It is named after the housing subdivision named Ancient Oaks, which is located off of PA Route 100 just north of Macungie, Pennsylvania.

The population of Ancient Oaks was 3,161 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Ancient Oaks is located at 40°32′9″N 75°35′24″W / 40.53583°N 75.59°W / 40.53583; -75.59 (40.535715, -75.590045)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²), all of it land.

The original subdivision was built in 1965 and was the first housing development of dense middle class housing in the lehigh valley. In 1972, Ancient Oaks west was started, made up of single family houses and town homes. In 1985, Ancient oaks south started and lasted through 1989.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,161 people, 1,097 households, and 944 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,440.0 people per square mile (554.8/km²). There were 1,125 housing units at an average density of 512.5/sq mi (197.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.95% White, 0.70% African American, 0.03% Native American, 2.66% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65% of the population.

There were 1,097 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.8% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.9% were non-families. 11.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.10.

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