Polk Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania

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Polk Township is a township in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,533 at the 2000 census. Polk Township is served by the Pleasant Valley School District.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.4 square miles (81.4 km²), of which, 31.0 square miles (80.4 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (1.30%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,533 people, 2,301 households, and 1,808 families residing in the township. The population density was 210.5 people per square mile (81.3/km²). There were 2,824 housing units at an average density of 91.0/sq mi (35.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.37% White, 1.84% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.37% of the population.

There were 2,301 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,016, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $36,467 versus $25,017 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,090. About 5.3% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.

References

Delaware Water Gap | East Stroudsburg | Mount Pocono | Stroudsburg

Barrett | Chestnuthill | Coolbaugh | Eldred | Hamilton | Jackson | Middle Smithfield | Paradise | Pocono | Polk | Price | Ross | Smithfield | Stroud | Tobyhanna | Tunkhannock

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