East Penn Township, Pennsylvania

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East Penn Township is a township in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,461 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.5 square miles (58.4 km²), of which, 22.4 square miles (58.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.58%) is water. It is drained by the Lehigh River, which flows along its NE boundary, and its southern geographic boundary is Blue Mountain. Its villages include Ashfield, Germans, and West Bowmans. Route 895 crosses it after crossing the southern tier of Schuylkill County and ends at an interchange with Route 248 across the river in Bowmanstown.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,461 people, 947 households, and 733 families residing in the township. The population density was 109.8 people per square mile (42.4/km²). There were 996 housing units at an average density of 44.4/sq mi (17.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.82% White, 0.20% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.45% from other races, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 947 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.1% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,147, and the median income for a family was $47,446. Males had a median income of $32,297 versus $20,459 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,545. About 1.0% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

References

Beaver Meadows | Bowmanstown | East Side | Jim Thorpe | Lansford | Lehighton | Nesquehoning | Palmerton | Parryville | Summit Hill | Weatherly | Weissport

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