Palmyra Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania

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Palmyra Township is a township in Pike County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,145 at the 2000 census. The majority of its northwestern border is Lake Wallenpaupack.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 39.7 square miles (102.9 km²), of which, 34.4 square miles (89.1 km²) of it is land and 5.3 square miles (13.7 km²) of it (13.34%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,145 people, 1,330 households, and 933 families residing in the township. The population density was 91.4 people per square mile (35.3/km²). There were 3,838 housing units at an average density of 111.5/sq mi (43.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.97% White, 0.54% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.59% of the population.

There were 1,330 households out of which 25.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,414, and the median income for a family was $44,537. Males had a median income of $33,846 versus $23,224 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,110. About 6.0% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

References

Matamoras | Milford

Blooming Grove | Delaware | Dingman | Greene | Lackawaxen | Lehman | Milford | Palmyra | Porter | Shohola | Westfall

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