Shohola Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 41°28′30″N 74°54′56″W / 41.47500°N 74.91556°W / 41.47500; -74.91556
Shohola Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Pike
Elevation 1,345 ft (410 m)
Coordinates 41°28′30″N 74°54′56″W / 41.47500°N 74.91556°W / 41.47500; -74.91556
Area 46.7 sq mi (121 km2)
 - land 45.3 sq mi (117 km2)
 - water 1.4 sq mi (4 km2), 3%
Population 2,475 (2010)
Density 54.6 / sq mi (21.1 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 18458
Area code 570
Location of Shohola Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Shohola Township is a township in Pike County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,088 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 45.9 square miles (118.8 km²), of which, 44.6 square miles (115.6 km²) of it is land and 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it (2.70%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there are 2,088 people, 836 households, and 585 families residing in the township. The population density is 46.8 people per square mile (18.1/km²). There are 3,089 housing units at an average density of 69.2/sq mi (26.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township is 97.99% White, 0.14% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.86% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 3.64% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 836 households out of which 30.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% are married couples living together, 6.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% are non-families. 26.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 2.98.

In the township the population is spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $41,593, and the median income for a family is $46,207. Males have a median income of $38,080 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the township is $20,840. 6.2% of the population and 4.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.5% of those under the age of 18 and 5.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

See also[edit]

"Smoky Joe" Wood, the famed Boston Red Sox pitcher and later Yale baseball coach, maintained a summer home in Shohola Township and is buried there.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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