Lycoming Township, Pennsylvania

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Lycoming Township is a township in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The population was 1,606 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Williamsport, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Lycoming Township was formed from part of Old Lycoming Township. A petition from the residents of the northern part of what was Lycoming Township was submitted on April 26, 1858. The petition asked that Lycoming Township be divided into northern and southern portions. A vote held in the Newberry section of Williamsport agreed with the petitioners. A judge decreed that the northern portion be called "Lycoming Township" and the southern part be named "Old Lycoming Township on December 2. 1858. The dividing line begins where Beauty's Run flows into Lycoming Creek and follows a line of westward to Woodward and Anthony Townships.[3]

Geography

Lycoming Township is bordered by Cogan House and Lewis Townships to the north, Lycoming Creek forms the eastern border with Hepburn Township. Old Lycoming Township is to the south and Anthony Township is to the west.[4] As the crow flies, Lycoming County is about 130 miles (209 km) northwest of Philadelphia and 165 miles (266 km) east-northeast of Pittsburgh.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.4 square miles (39.8 km²).15.2 square miles (39.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.65%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,606 people, 614 households, and 469 families residing in the township. The population density was 105.3 people per square mile (40.7/km²). There were 658 housing units at an average density of 43.2/sq mi (16.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.88% White, 0.37% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.31% Asian, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.12% of the population.

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