Dennison Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

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Dennison Township, Pennsylvania
Township
Nescopeck State Park
Nescopeck State Park
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Dennison Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Dennison Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Luzerne
Area
 • Total 35.6 sq mi (92.1 km2)
 • Land 35.4 sq mi (91.8 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,125
 • Density 32/sq mi (12/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Dennison Township is a township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,125 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92.1 km2), of which 35.4 square miles (91.8 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 0.37%, is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 908 people, 375 households, and 255 families residing in the township. The population density was 26.2 people per square mile (10.1/km²). There were 492 housing units at an average density of 14.2/sq mi (5.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.01% White, 0.22% African American, 0.22% Native American, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

There were 375 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,875, and the median income for a family was $51,563. Males had a median income of $36,667 versus $24,145 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,373. About 5.8% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 41°05′00″N 75°49′59″W / 41.08333°N 75.83306°W / 41.08333; -75.83306