Lehigh Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

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Lehigh Township is a township in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. Lehigh Township is located in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.

The population of Lehigh Township was 9,728 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 29.9 square miles (77.5 km²), of which, 29.7 square miles (76.9 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (0.80%) is water. It is drained by the Lehigh River, which separates it from Lehigh County and Blue Mountain separates it from Carbon County. Its villages include Berlinsville, Cherryville, Danielsville, Lehigh Gap (also in Lehigh County,) Pennsville, and Treichlers.

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Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,728 people, 3,680 households, and 2,833 families residing in the township. The population density was 327.7 people per square mile (126.5/km²). There were 3,816 housing units at an average density of 128.6/sq mi (49.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.67% White, 0.36% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

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