Lynn Township, Pennsylvania

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Lynn Township is a township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is a suburb of Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. The largest township in Lehigh County, it is the most rural and least densely populated township in the county.

The population of Lynn Township was 3,849 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 41.7 square miles (107.9 km²), of which, 41.4 square miles (107.3 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (0.50%) is water. It is drained by the Ontelaunee Creek and Maiden Creek into the Schuylkill River, except for the area near the boundary with Weisenberg Township that is drained by the Switzer Creek into the Jordan Creek and the Lehigh River. Blue Mountain separates it from Schuylkill County. Its villages include Jacksonville, Lynnville, Lynnport, New Tripoli (pronounced "nu tri-POLE-ee,") Stines Corners (also in Weisenberg,) and Wanamakers.

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Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,849 people, 1,397 households, and 1,071 families residing in the township. The population density was 92.9 people per square mile (35.9/km²). There were 1,453 housing units at an average density of 35.1/sq mi (13.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.08% White, 0.23% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.12% of the population.

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