Lake Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

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Lake Township is a township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,110 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 27.0 square miles (70.0 km²), of which, 27.0 square miles (69.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.15%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,110 people, 800 households, and 588 families residing in the township. The population density was 78.2 people per square mile (30.2/km²). There were 865 housing units at an average density of 32.1/sq mi (12.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.19% White, 0.19% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population.

There were 800 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% 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 3.01.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 102.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,051, and the median income for a family was $43,636. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $23,512 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,641. About 9.5% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.

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Ashley | Avoca | Bear Creek Village | Conyngham | Courtdale | Dallas | Dupont | Duryea | Edwardsville | Exeter | Forty Fort | Freeland | Harveys Lake | Hughestown | Jeddo | Kingston | Laflin | Larksville | Laurel Run | Luzerne | Nescopeck | New Columbus | Nuangola | Penn Lake Park | Plymouth | Pringle | Shickshinny | Sugar Notch | Swoyersville | Warrior Run | West Hazleton | West Pittston | West Wyoming | White Haven | Wyoming | Yatesville

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