Lower Swatara Township, Pennsylvania

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Lower Swatara Township is a township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 8,149 at the 2000 census. Harrisburg International Airport and Penn State Harrisburg are located within the township.[1]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 14.8 square miles (38.3 km²), of which, 12.1 square miles (31.4 km²) of it is land and 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²) of it (18.11%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 8,149 people, 3,003 households, and 2,201 families residing in the township. The population density was 672.3 people per square mile (259.6/km²). There were 3,124 housing units at an average density of 257.7/sq mi (99.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.70% White, 3.07% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.53% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.91% of the population.

There were 3,003 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,940, and the median income for a family was $58,203. Males had a median income of $39,980 versus $29,436 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,271. About 3.0% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.

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