Glen Lyon, Pennsylvania

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Glen Lyon is a census-designated place (CDP) in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,881 at the 2000 census. it is part of Newport Township, Pennsylvania.



Glen Lyon is located at 41°10′32″N 76°4′28″W / 41.17556°N 76.07444°W / 41.17556; -76.07444 (41.175582, -76.074556)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²), of which, 3.3 square miles (8.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.05%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,881 people, 828 households, and 494 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 563.5 people per square mile (217.4/km²). There were 1,089 housing units at an average density of 326.3/sq mi (125.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.98% White, 1.49% African American, 0.21% Asian, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

There were 828 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.9% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $24,271, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $28,576 versus $20,323 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,753. About 16.9% of families and 22.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.0% of those under age 18 and 16.2% of those age 65 or over.

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