Lewis Township, Union County, Pennsylvania

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Lewis Township is a township in Union County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,405 at the 2000 census. Sand Bridge State Park a Pennsylvania state park is in Lewis Township along Pennsylvania Route 192.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 38.8 square miles (100.5 km²), of which, 38.7 square miles (100.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.23%) is water.

Lewis Township is bordered by Lycoming County to the north, West Buffalo and Limestone Townships to the east, Snyder County to the south and Hartley Township to the west.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,405 people, 477 households, and 358 families residing in the township. The population density was 36.3 people per square mile (14.0/km²). There were 625 housing units at an average density of 16.1/sq mi (6.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.29% White, 0.50% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 477 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.39.

In the township the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,031, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $28,611 versus $22,941 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,385. About 7.2% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.7% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

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