Clifton Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 41°14′00″N 75°32′59″W / 41.23333°N 75.54972°W / 41.23333; -75.54972
Clifton Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lackawanna
Elevation 1,765 ft (538 m)
Coordinates 41°14′00″N 75°32′59″W / 41.23333°N 75.54972°W / 41.23333; -75.54972
Area 19.8 sq mi (51.3 km2)
 - land 19.3 sq mi (50 km2)
 - water 0.5 sq mi (1 km2), 2.53%
Population 1,480 (2010)
Density 76.7 / sq mi (29.6 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code 18424
Area code 570
Location of Clifton Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Clifton Township is a township in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,480 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 19.8 square miles (51 km2), of which, 19.3 square miles (50 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (2.28%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 1,480 people, 627 households, and 437 families residing in the township. The population density was 76.7 people per square mile. There were 1,264 housing units at an average density of 65.5/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 95.3% White, 1.5% African American, 0.7% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.7% of the population.

There were 627 households out of which 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the township the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 57.5% from 18 to 64, and 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49.5 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $61,625, and the median income for a family was $64,315. Males had a median income of $42,865 versus $32,647 for females. The per capita income for the township was $30,509. About 4.4% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.0% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.


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