Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania

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Bethlehem Township is a township in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. Bethlehem Township is located in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.

The population of Bethlehem Township was 21,171 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 14.7 square miles (38.0 km²), of which, 14.6 square miles (37.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.61%) is water. It is drained by the Lehigh River, which separates it from Lower Saucon Township. Its villages include Broadhead, Butztown, Farmersville, Middletown, Prospect Park (also in Palmer Township,) and Wagnersville.

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As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 21,171 people, 7,619 households, and 5,889 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,451.7 people per square mile (560.6/km²). There were 7,831 housing units at an average density of 537.0/sq mi (207.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.27% White, 2.44% African American, 0.07% Native American, 2.20% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.14% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.97% of the population.

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