Lawrence Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania

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Lawrence Township is a township in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The population was 1,721 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.5 square miles (89.3 km²), all of it land.

Lawrence Township forms the western, southern and eastern borders of Lawrenceville. The township is bordered by New York to the north, Jackson Township to the east, Tioga Township to the south, Farmington Township to the south and west and Nelson Township to the west.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,721 people, 659 households, and 506 families residing in the township. The population density was 49.9 people per square mile (19.3/km²). There were 744 housing units at an average density of 21.6/sq mi (8.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.36% White, 0.17% African American, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.29% of the population.

There were 659 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,926, and the median income for a family was $37,330. Males had a median income of $30,822 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,920. About 10.8% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.4% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.

References

Blossburg | Elkland | Knoxville | Lawrenceville | Liberty | Mansfield | Roseville | Tioga | Wellsboro | Westfield

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