Wright Township, Pennsylvania

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Wright Township is a township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,593 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.1 square miles (33.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,593 people, 2,005 households, and 1,589 families residing in the township. The population density was 428.4 people per square mile (165.5/km²). There were 2,071 housing units at an average density of 158.6/sq mi (61.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.59% White, 0.55% African American, 0.04% Native American, 1.98% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 2,005 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.3% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.7% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $52,689, and the median income for a family was $60,585. Males had a median income of $45,570 versus $27,360 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,787. About 3.4% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

Recreation

Wright Township contains a very popular recreational park[2]. It is located between Route 309 and South Main Road in Mountain Top Pennsylvania. The park includes four tennis courts, two blacktop basketball courts, a baseball field, two soccer fields. The park is located in a wooded area and contains many nature trails. The basketball courts and one of the tennis courts are lighted during the spring and summer months. The park is very well kept and hosts camps for children during the working hours of the summer so parents can feel safe leaving their children.

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