Hegins Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

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Hegins Township, Pennsylvania
Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Hegins Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Hegins Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
Settled 1775
Incorporated 1853
Area
 • Total 32.0 sq mi (83 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,519
 • Density 109.9/sq mi (42.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Hegins Township (pronounced Higgins) is a township in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,519 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.0 square miles (83 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,519 people, 1,447 households, and 1,021 families residing in the township. The population density was 109.9 people per square mile (42.4/km²). There were 1,540 housing units at an average density of 48.1/sq mi (18.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.01% White, 0.09% African American, 0.23% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 1,447 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,091, and the median income for a family was $43,207. Males had a median income of $30,673 versus $24,704 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,571. About 3.0% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 40°37′00″N 76°32′59″W / 40.61667°N 76.54972°W / 40.61667; -76.54972