Lewis Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania

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Lewis Township,
Northumberland County,
Pennsylvania
Township
The Hower-Slote House is on the National Register of Historic Places and was built on the site of Fort Freeland (destroyed 1779)
The Hower-Slote House is on the National Register of Historic Places and was built on the site of Fort Freeland (destroyed 1779)
Map of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania highlighting Lewis Township
Map of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania highlighting Lewis Township
Map of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Map of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Northumberland
Settled 1773
Incorporated 1843
Government
 • Type Board of Supervisors
Area
 • Total 26.4 sq mi (68.3 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,862
 • Density 70.6/sq mi (27.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 570

Lewis Township is a township in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,862 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

The Hower-Slote House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

Geography[edit]

Railroad in Lewis Township, southeast of Turbotville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 26.4 square miles (68.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,862 people, 636 households, and 550 families residing in the township. The population density was 70.6 people per square mile (27.3/km²). There were 663 housing units at an average density of 25.1/sq mi (9.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.36% White, 0.16% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.21% of the population.

There were 636 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.1% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.4% were non-families. 11.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 103.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,406, and the median income for a family was $44,922. Males had a median income of $32,101 versus $21,767 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,876. About 3.9% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 41°08′00″N 76°43′59″W / 41.13333°N 76.73306°W / 41.13333; -76.73306