Hamilton Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania

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Hamilton Township is a township in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 8,235 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 38.5 square miles (99.6 km²), of which, 38.3 square miles (99.2 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.42%) is water. The township contains the unincorporated communities of Blue Mountain Pines, Bossardsville, Hamilton Square, Kellersville, Kemmererville, Sandhill, Sciota, Snydersville, and Stormville, plus a portion of Saylorsburg.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,235 people, 2,947 households, and 2,207 families residing in the township. The population density was 215.0 people per square mile (83.0/km²). There were 3,299 housing units at an average density of 86.1/sq mi (33.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.92% White, 2.43% African American, 0.10% Native American, 1.00% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.78% of the population.

There were 2,947 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 102.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,327, and the median income for a family was $54,955. Males had a median income of $42,847 versus $26,141 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,153. About 5.1% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

Tornado

On Wednesday, July 29, 2009, an EF2 tornado touched down in Hamilton Township and tore through the landscape for five miles across Hamilton Township and neighboring Stroud Township. Three minor injuries, five homes damaged, and multiple farm buildings were destroyed because of the tornado.

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