Luzerne Township, Pennsylvania

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Luzerne Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,683 at the 2000 census. The township is served by the Brownsville Area School District.

East Millsboro, La Belle, Isabella, Luzerne, Dutch Hill, Tower Hill, Allison Heights, Alicia, and Penncraft are located within the township.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.8 square miles (79.6 km²), of which, 29.6 square miles (76.6 km²) of it is land and 1.2 square miles (3.0 km²) of it (3.77%) is water.

Demographics

At the 2000 census[1], there were 4,683 people, 1,897 households and 1,341 families residing in the township. The population density was 158.3 per square mile (61.1/km²). There were 2,043 housing units at an average density of 69.0/sq mi (26.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.85% White, 3.76% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.02% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.32% of the population.

There were 1,897 households, of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.96.

Age distribution was 21.1% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.

The median household income was $26,510, and the median family income was $35,149. Males had a median income of $30,613 versus $19,890 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,797. About 9.1% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.0% of those under age 18 and 17.7% of those age 65 or over.

References

Connellsville | Uniontown

Belle Vernon | Brownsville | Dawson | Dunbar | Everson | Fairchance | Fayette City | Markleysburg | Masontown | Newell | Ohiopyle | Perryopolis | Point Marion | Seven Springs‡ | Smithfield | South Connellsville | Vanderbilt

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