Sugarloaf Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

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Sugarloaf Township is a township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,652 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.9 square miles (56.8 km²), of which, 21.9 square miles (56.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.09%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,652 people, 1,222 households, and 944 families residing in the township. The population density was 166.6 people per square mile (64.4/km²). There were 1,302 housing units at an average density of 59.4/sq mi (22.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.03% White, 0.27% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

There were 1,222 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the township the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 17.3% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 105.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $53,611, and the median income for a family was $62,256. Males had a median income of $39,911 versus $25,234 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,444. About 2.7% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.

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