Hickory Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

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Hickory Township
Pennsylvania Route 168 in Hickory Township
Pennsylvania Route 168 in Hickory Township
Location of Hickory Township in Lawrence County
Location of Hickory Township in Lawrence County
Location of Lawrence County in Pennsylvania
Location of Lawrence County in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lawrence County
Established 1798
 • Total 16.1 sq mi (42 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,470
 • Density 150/sq mi (59/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 724

Hickory Township is a township in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,470 at the 2010 census.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 16.1 square miles (42 km2), of which 16.1 square miles (42 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 0.12%, is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,356 people, 925 households, and 690 families residing in the township. The population density was 146.5 people per square mile (56.6/km²). There were 982 housing units at an average density of 61.1/sq mi (23.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.34% White, 0.08% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 925 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% 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 3.00.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,389, and the median income for a family was $47,939. Males had a median income of $33,413 versus $21,038 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,055. About 2.9% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 41°03′00″N 80°16′59″W / 41.05000°N 80.28306°W / 41.05000; -80.28306