Lower Saucon Township, Pennsylvania

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Lower Saucon Township is a township in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. Lower Saucon Township is located in the Lehigh Valley region of the state, and geographically in the Saucon Valley.

The population of Lower Saucon Township was 9,884 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 24.3 square miles (62.9 km²), of which, 24.1 square miles (62.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.62%) is water. The township is in the Delaware watershed and borders the Lehigh River to the north, which drains Lower Saucon except for the Leithsville area in the extreme south, which is drained by Cooks Creek east into the Delaware River.

North-to-south local thoroughfares include Route 378 in the extreme west, Route 412, and Lower Saucon Road in the east. Interstate 78 crosses Lower Saucon east-to-west with access from 412 at the Bethlehem/Hellertown line and Highway 33 in the northeast. Its villages include Bingen, Colesville (also in Lehigh County,) Leithsville, Lower Saucon, Redington, Shimersville, Steel City, Wassergass, and Wydnor.

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