Spring Brook Township, Pennsylvania

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Spring Brook Township is a township in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,367 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.7 square miles (89.8 km²), of which, 34.1 square miles (88.3 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it (1.73%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,367 people, 911 households, and 683 families residing in the township. The population density was 69.4 people per square mile (26.8/km²). There were 985 housing units at an average density of 28.9/sq mi (11.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.73% White, 0.46% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

There were 911 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $43,500, and the median income for a family was $50,811. Males had a median income of $37,632 versus $24,950 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,622. About 5.1% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.

The largest of Lackawanna County's municipalities in terms of land area, Spring Brook has many distinct subdivisions, including Aston Mountain, Maple Lake and Rolling Hills.

References

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