Lower Towamensing Township, Pennsylvania

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Lower Towamensing Township is a township in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,173 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.2 square miles (54.8 km²), of which, 21.1 square miles (54.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.24%) is water. It is drained by the Lehigh River, which separates it from East Penn Township, and its southern geographic boundary is Blue Mountain. Its villages include Aquashicola (locally pronounced "ack-wa-SHIK-la,") Christian Corner, Hazard, and Little Gap (which hosts the Blue Mountain Ski Area.) Its highway access is via Route 248, which extends through the southern gorge of the river to connect Lehighton with the Lehigh Valley and has nearby interchanges in Palmerton and Bowmanstown.

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As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,173 people, 1,207 households, and 900 families residing in the township. The population density was 150.4 people per square mile (58.1/km²). There were 1,296 housing units at an average density of 61.4/sq mi (23.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.74% White, 0.13% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population.

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