Lykens Township, Pennsylvania

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Lykens Township is a township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,095 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 26.4 square miles (68.4 km²), of which, 26.4 square miles (68.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,095 people, 356 households, and 292 families residing in the township. The population density was 41.5 people per square mile (16.0/km²). There were 371 housing units at an average density of 14.1/sq mi (5.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.09% White, 0.27% African American, and 0.64% from two or more races.

There were 356 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.7% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.7% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.08 and the average family size was 3.44.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 109.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,417, and the median income for a family was $45,156. Males had a median income of $31,172 versus $22,625 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,096. About 4.9% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.

References

Harrisburg

Berrysburg | Dauphin | Elizabethville | Gratz | Halifax | Highspire | Hummelstown | Lykens | Middletown | Millersburg | Paxtang | Penbrook | Pillow | Royalton | Steelton | Williamstown

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