Elmhurst Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 41°22′00″N 75°32′59″W / 41.36667°N 75.54972°W / 41.36667; -75.54972
Elmhurst Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lackawanna
Elevation 1,581 ft (481.9 m)
Coordinates 41°22′00″N 75°32′59″W / 41.36667°N 75.54972°W / 41.36667; -75.54972
Area 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
 - land 1.8 sq mi (5 km2)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 5.26%
Population 894 (2010)
Density 496.6 / sq mi (191.7 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code 18444
Area code 570
Location of Elmhurst Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Elmhurst Township is a township in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 894 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), of which, 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (4.23%) is water. The township is surrounded by Roaring Brook Township. Hence, Elmhurst Township is an enclave of Roaring Brook Township.


As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 894 people, 330 households, and 216 families residing in the township. The population density was 496.6 people per square mile. There were 348 housing units at an average density of 193.3/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 98.4% White, 0.3% African American and 0.1% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 330 households out of which 17.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.

In the township the population was spread out with 18.7% under the age of 18, 50.4% from 18 to 64, and 30.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,821, and the median income for a family was $73,750. Males had a median income of $49,219 versus $37,778 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,070. About 5.4% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.

The town was named Elmhurst because there were many elm trees in the area.[citation needed]