La Plume Township, Pennsylvania

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La Plume Township is a township in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 603 at the 2000 census. It is home to Keystone College.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 603 people, 243 households, and 164 families residing in the township. The population density was 251.0 people per square mile (97.0/km²). There were 264 housing units at an average density of 109.9/sq mi (42.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.52% White, 0.50% African American, 2.16% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.

There were 243 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% 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 2.97.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,083, and the median income for a family was $39,107. Males had a median income of $29,773 versus $19,688 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,491. About 8.3% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.8% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.

References

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