Black Creek Township, Pennsylvania

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Black Creek Township is a township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,132 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 24.6 square miles (63.6 km²), of which, 24.5 square miles (63.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.45%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,132 people, 832 households, and 609 families residing in the township. The population density was 87.2 people per square mile (33.7/km²). There were 965 housing units at an average density of 39.5/sq mi (15.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.16% White, 0.52% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 832 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 106.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,028, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $31,279 versus $17,382 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,675. About 7.8% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.

References

Hazleton | Nanticoke | Pittston | Wilkes-Barre

Ashley | Avoca | Bear Creek Village | Conyngham | Courtdale | Dallas | Dupont | Duryea | Edwardsville | Exeter | Forty Fort | Freeland | Harveys Lake | Hughestown | Jeddo | Kingston | Laflin | Larksville | Laurel Run | Luzerne | Nescopeck | New Columbus | Nuangola | Penn Lake Park | Plymouth | Pringle | Shickshinny | Sugar Notch | Swoyersville | Warrior Run | West Hazleton | West Pittston | West Wyoming | White Haven | Wyoming | Yatesville

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