Lehigh Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania

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Lehigh Township is a township in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 527 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 26.6 square miles (68.8 km²), of which, 26.2 square miles (68.0 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (1.17%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 527 people, 193 households, and 156 families residing in the township. The population density was 20.1 people per square mile (7.8/km²). There were 237 housing units at an average density of 9.0/sq mi (3.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.91% White, 1.71% Native American, 0.19% Asian, and 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

There were 193 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.7% were non-families. 16.6% 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 2.66 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $43,333. Males had a median income of $32,083 versus $26,042 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,883. About 8.0% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.

References

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

Banks | East Penn | Franklin | Kidder | Lausanne | Lehigh | Lower Towamensing | Mahoning | Packer | Penn Forest | Towamensing

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