Ross Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania

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Ross Township is a township in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,435 at the 2000 census. The township is served by the Pleasant Valley School District.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.7 square miles (58.7 km²), of which, 22.6 square miles (58.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.18%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,435 people, 1,875 households, and 1,518 families residing in the township. The population density was 240.3 people per square mile (92.8/km²). There were 1,974 housing units at an average density of 87.3/sq mi (33.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.61% White, 1.09% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.77% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.19% of the population.

There were 1,875 households out of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.9% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,750, and the median income for a family was $52,639. Males had a median income of $40,716 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,002. About 5.0% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

References

Delaware Water Gap | East Stroudsburg | Mount Pocono | Stroudsburg

Barrett | Chestnuthill | Coolbaugh | Eldred | Hamilton | Jackson | Middle Smithfield | Paradise | Pocono | Polk | Price | Ross | Smithfield | Stroud | Tobyhanna | Tunkhannock

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