Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

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Lycoming Township,
Lycoming County,
Pennsylvania
Township
Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Lycoming Township
Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Lycoming Township
Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°18′43″N 77°5′32″W / 41.31194°N 77.09222°W / 41.31194; -77.09222Coordinates: 41°18′43″N 77°5′32″W / 41.31194°N 77.09222°W / 41.31194; -77.09222
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lycoming
Settled 1773
Incorporated 1858
Area
 • Total 15.4 sq mi (39.8 km2)
 • Land 15.2 sq mi (39.5 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 758 ft (231 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,606
 • Density 105.3/sq mi (40.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 17728
Area code(s) 570
FIPS code 42-45584[2]
GNIS feature ID 1216756[1]

Lycoming Township is a township in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The population was 1,606 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Williamsport, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Lycoming Township was formed from part of Old Lycoming Township. A petition from the residents of the northern part of what was Lycoming Township was submitted on April 26, 1858. The petition asked that Lycoming Township be divided into northern and southern portions. A vote held in the Newberry section of Williamsport agreed with the petitioners. A judge decreed that the northern portion be called "Lycoming Township" and the southern part be named "Old Lycoming Township on December 2. 1858. The dividing line begins where Beauty's Run flows into Lycoming Creek and follows a line of westward to Woodward and Anthony Townships.[3]

Geography[edit]

Lycoming Township is bordered by Cogan House and Lewis Townships to the north, Lycoming Creek forms the eastern border with Hepburn Township. Old Lycoming Township is to the south and Anthony Township is to the west.[4] As the crow flies, Lycoming County is about 130 miles (209 km) northwest of Philadelphia and 165 miles (266 km) east-northeast of Pittsburgh.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.4 square miles (39.8 km²).15.2 square miles (39.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.65%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,606 people, 614 households, and 469 families residing in the township. The population density was 105.3 people per square mile (40.7/km²). There were 658 housing units at an average density of 43.2/sq mi (16.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.88% White, 0.37% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.31% Asian, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.12% of the population.

There were 614 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $37,262, and the median income for a family was $40,524. Males had a median income of $28,611 versus $21,488 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,395. About 4.7% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over.

See also[edit]

For histories of the other townships in Lycoming County see

History of the Townships of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

References[edit]