Lake Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania

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Lake, Pennsylvania
Second-class township
Township of Lake
A scenic view of a blue lake surrounded by hilly terrain and trees in the autumn.
Lake Ariel in the Village of Lake Ariel in the autumn.
Pennsylvania's location in the United States.
Pennsylvania's location in the United States.
Map of Pennsylvania, with county borders indicated. A red dot in the upper right-hand corner is labeled "Lake, Pennsylvania."
Map of Pennsylvania, with county borders indicated. A red dot in the upper right-hand corner is labeled "Lake, Pennsylvania."
Lake, Pennsylvania
Lake Township's location within Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 41°27′00″N 75°24′59″W / 41.45000°N 75.41639°W / 41.45000; -75.41639Coordinates: 41°27′00″N 75°24′59″W / 41.45000°N 75.41639°W / 41.45000; -75.41639
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
US Congressional District PA-10
State Senatorial District 20
State House of Representatives District 115
County Wayne
School District Western Wayne
Region II
Incorporated 1876[1]
Named for Abundance of lakes in the area
Government
 • Type Board of Supervisors
 • Board of Supervisors[2]
 • US Representative Tom Marino (R)
 • State Senator Lisa Baker (R)
 • State Representative Frank Farina (D)
Area
 • Total 29.8 sq mi (77 km2)
 • Land 27.8 sq mi (72 km2)
 • Water 2.0 sq mi (5 km2)
Elevation 1,470[3] ft (448 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,269
 • Density 189.5/sq mi (73.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern Daylight (EDT) (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 570
GNIS feature ID 1217220[3]
FIPS code 42-127-40936[4]

Lake is a second-class township in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. The township's population was 5,269 at the time of the 2010 United States Census.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 29.8 square miles (77 km2), of which, 27.8 square miles (72 km2) of it is land and 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) of it (6.71%) is water.

Communities[edit]

The following villages are located in Lake Township:

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,269 people, 2,156 households, and 1,511 families residing in the township. The population density was 189.5 people per square mile (73.2/km²). There were 4,009 housing units at an average density of 144.2/sq mi (56.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96% White, 1.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 2,156 households out of which 21% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% 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 2.83.

In the township the population was spread out with 19% under the age of 18, 57.8% from 18 to 64, and 23.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,887, and the median income for a family was $37,821. Males had a median income of $29,609 versus $21,406 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,274. About 8.7% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Salem Township". Wayne County Historical Society. Wayne County Historical Society. 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Municipal Index". Wayne County Planning Commission/GIS. WordPress. 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Township of Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1 December 1989. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  4. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000. "Census Demographic Profiles, Lake Township" (PDF). CenStats Databases. <http://censtats.census.gov/data/>. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "LAKE: SECOND CLASS TOWNSHIP MAP". Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 10 September 1993. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Avoy". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2 August 1979. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Gravity". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2 August 1979. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  9. ^ White, Israel Charles; Dolph, John M. (1881). The Geology of Susquehanna County and Wayne County (Report). 23. Board of Commissioners for the Second Geological Survey of Pennsylvania. p. 5. http://books.google.com/books?id=97kbAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA5. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Maplewood". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2 August 1979. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Pink". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2 August 1979. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Tresslarville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2 August 1979. Retrieved 18 December 2014.