Hazle Township, Pennsylvania

related topics
{township, household, population}
{borough, population, unit_pref}
{household, population, female}

Hazle Township is a township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 9,000 at the 2000 census.

Contents

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 45.2 square miles (117.0 km²), of which, 44.9 square miles (116.3 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (0.53%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,000 people, 3,775 households, and 2,536 families residing in the township. The population density was 200.3 people per square mile (77.4/km²). There were 4,002 housing units at an average density of 89.1/sq mi (34.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.67% White, 0.17% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 3,775 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the township the population was spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $34,352, and the median income for a family was $44,028. Males had a median income of $32,993 versus $22,926 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,139. About 9.3% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

Jack Palance (born Volodymyr Palahnyuk) (1919-2006), the acclaimed film actor, was born in Hazle Township.

References

Hazleton | Nanticoke | Pittston | Wilkes-Barre

Full article ▸

related documents
South Huntingdon Township, Pennsylvania
St. Clair Township, Pennsylvania
Sewickley Township, Pennsylvania
Slocum Township, Pennsylvania
Elk Lick Township, Pennsylvania
Hunlock Township, Pennsylvania
Newport Township, Pennsylvania
Pittston Township, Pennsylvania
Ogle Township, Pennsylvania
North Huntingdon Township, Pennsylvania
Cook Township, Pennsylvania
Lower Turkeyfoot Township, Pennsylvania
Scrubgrass Township, Pennsylvania
West Manheim Township, Pennsylvania
Loyalhanna Township, Pennsylvania
President Township, Pennsylvania
Lower Chanceford Township, Pennsylvania
Frenchcreek Township, Pennsylvania
West Penn Township, Pennsylvania
Plains Township, Pennsylvania
South Manheim Township, Pennsylvania
Norwegian Township, Pennsylvania
Canal Township, Pennsylvania
Newberry Township, Pennsylvania
East Union Township, Pennsylvania
Reilly Township, Pennsylvania
Mahanoy Township, Pennsylvania
North Manheim Township, Pennsylvania
North Codorus Township, Pennsylvania
Peach Bottom Township, Pennsylvania