Foster Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

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Foster Township is a township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,323 at the 2000 census. It was first settled in 1824 by John lines and incorporated as a township in 1855.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 45.1 square miles (116.9 km²), of which, 44.8 square miles (116.1 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (0.64%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,323 people, 1,268 households, and 882 families residing in the township. The population density was 74.1 people per square mile (28.6/km²). There were 1,657 housing units at an average density of 37.0/sq mi (14.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.13% White, 1.11% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 1,268 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the township the population was spread out with 19.5% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,307, and the median income for a family was $43,065. Males had a median income of $35,589 versus $24,051 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,824. About 2.3% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.


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