Dingman Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 41°22′36″N 74°57′59″W / 41.37667°N 74.96639°W / 41.37667; -74.96639
Dingman Township
Township
Raymondskill Falls.jpg
Raymondskill Falls, Dingman Township, Pike County, within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Pike
Elevation 1,342 ft (409 m)
Coordinates 41°22′36″N 74°57′59″W / 41.37667°N 74.96639°W / 41.37667; -74.96639
Area 59.9 sq mi (155.1 km2)
 - land 58.2 sq mi (151 km2)
 - water 1.8 sq mi (5 km2), 3.01%
Population 11,926 (2010)
Density 204.9 / sq mi (79.1 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 570
Location of Dingman Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Not to be confused with Dingmans Ferry, PA. ‹See Tfd›

Dingman Township is a township in Pike County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 11,926 at the 2010 census. The Township was created in 1832 and named in honor of Judge Daniel Westbrook Dingman.

History[edit]

The Callahan House, Minisink Archeological Site, and Gifford Pinchot House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 59.9 square miles (155 km2), of which, 58.2 square miles (151 km2) of it is land and 1. square mile (2.6 km2) of it (2.92%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 11,926 people, 4,185 households, and 3,304 families residing in the township. The population density was 204.9 people per square mile (79.4/km²). There were 5,346 housing units at an average density of 91.9/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 91.7% White, 3.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1.6% from other races, and 2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.8% of the population.

There were 4,185 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.1% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 61.7% from 18 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.1 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $54,866, and the median income for a family was $56,458. Males had a median income of $41,589 versus $26,643 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,519. About 4.1% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

Census-designated places[edit]

Dingman Township's population is rather large for a rural area, on account of four communities being considered CDPs by the U.S. Census Bureau. Those communities documented in the census are Conashaugh Lakes, Gold Key Lake, Pocono Woodland Lakes and Sunrise Lake.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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