Jenkins Township, Pennsylvania

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Jenkins Township is a township within the Greater Pittston area of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,584 at the 2000 census. The township is adjacent to the small city of Pittston. It was the site of the infamous 1959 Knox Mine Disaster, which led to a complete abandonment of the deep coal mining industry in northeastern Pennsylvania, which had been the area's key economic upside.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.9 square miles (35.9 km²), of which, 13.6 square miles (35.2 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (1.95%) is water. The township is served by the Pittston Area School District.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,584 people, 1,715 households, and 1,166 families residing in the township. The population density was 337.4 people per square mile (130.2/km²). There were 1,843 housing units at an average density of 135.7/sq mi (52.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.97% White, 0.26% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 1,715 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 23.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 83.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,103, and the median income for a family was $46,673. Males had a median income of $36,212 versus $23,534 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,693. About 5.7% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

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