Greenfield Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 41°38′N 75°38′W / 41.633°N 75.633°W / 41.633; -75.633
Greenfield Township
Settlement
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lackawanna
Elevation 1,348 ft (410.9 m)
Coordinates 41°38′N 75°38′W / 41.633°N 75.633°W / 41.633; -75.633
Area 21.5 sq mi (55.7 km2)
 - land 20.9 sq mi (54 km2)
 - water 0.6 sq mi (2 km2), 2.79%
Population 2,105 (2010)
Density 100.7 / sq mi (38.9 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 18407, 18433
Area code 570
Location of Greenfield Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Greenfield Township is a township in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,105 at the 2010 census. It is one of the five municipalities comprised by the Lakeland School District. Township government consists of a board of Supervisors. Meetings are held at the township Municipal Hall, which is located at 424 Route 106, just south of Our Mother of Sorrows cemetery on Finch Hill corners.[1]

Greenfield Township was formed in January 1816 from a northern portion of Abington Township, at the time located in Luzerne County.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.5 square miles (56 km2), of which, 20.9 square miles (54 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (2.89%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,105 people, 828 households, and 608 families residing in the township. The population density was 100.7 people per square mile (38.9/km²). There were 1,001 housing units at an average density of 47.9/sq mi (18.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.5% White, 0.5% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% other race, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 828 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the township the population was spread out with 22% under the age of 18, 61.5% from 18 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.8 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $62,386, and the median income for a family was $76,250. Males had a median income of $57,543 versus $32,969 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,795. About 5.7% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.[citation needed]

Public Safety[edit]

Police[edit]

Greenfield Township maintains their own police department. Their main office is in the township municipal building.

Fire and Emergency Medical[edit]

Greenfield Township Volunteer Fire Company provides Fire and Emergency Medical Services is cooperation with other local departments and agencies. As a volunteer department, they train cadets and adults to provide service to the community.[3]

Community[edit]

Public Events[edit]

The Volunteer Fire Department holds a fundraiser breakfast at the township hall on the last Sunday of every month from 8am to noon. Greenfield Day is a yearly event held at the township hall. Greenfield Day in 2010 is on August 21 from noon to 4pm.

Historical Society[edit]

Greenfield Township has an active Historical Society that meets on the first Monday of each month a 7:30pm at the municipal building. They have assembled a collection of local memorabilia. Ground was broken on August 12, 2007 for the Greenfield Township Historical Museum.

Places of Note[edit]

The Greenfield Township Baseball Association is the local affiliate of the Lakeland Little League Association. They play at the Eric Slebodnik Memorial Sports Complex on Hickory Ridge Road. The location was cleared in the 1970s by the Greenfield Lions Club.[4] Hurricane Hills Sports Center is an AMA sanctioned motocross racing center located in Greenfield Township.[5]

Public Services[edit]

Residents may bring cans, bottles, and newspapers to the Municipal Building on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month between 9am and 11:30am for recycling.

Local Ordinances[edit]

According to the Greenfield Township website, Greenfield Township was the first rural community in the United States to provide street addressing for residents to help with quicker response in event of an emergency. By ordinance, residents have been required to display their house numbers beginning January 1, 1999.[6]

Greenfield Township is a zoned community.[citation needed]

Notable people[edit]

Sgt. Eric W. Slebodnik, a resident of Greenfield Township, who died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle was attacked by enemy forces using indirect fire. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, New Milford, Pennsylvania. Sgt. Slebodnik died on September 28, 2005 and the Sports Complex was dedicated in his name on September 30, 2006.[7]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.greenfieldtownship.org/default.htm
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ http://www.greenfieldtownship.org/default.htm
  4. ^ http://www.greenfieldbaseball.org/slebodniksportscomplex.htm
  5. ^ http://www.hhmotocross.com/
  6. ^ http://www.greenfieldtownship.org/Forms_Instructions/ADDRESSING_Form.pdf
  7. ^ http://www.greenfieldbaseball.org/about.htm