Union Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

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Union Township,
Lebanon County,
Pennsylvania
Township
The Appalachian Trail passes through Swatara State Park in Union Township
The Appalachian Trail passes through
Swatara State Park in Union Township
Map of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania highlighting Union Township
Map of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania highlighting Union Township
Map of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
Map of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lebanon
Settled 1738
Incorporated 1842
Area
 • Total 29.9 sq mi (77 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,590
 • Density 86.6/sq mi (33.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717

Union Township is a township in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Lebanon, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,590 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

The Waterville Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 29.9 square miles (77.5 km²), of which, 29.9 square miles (77.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.07%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,590 people, 1,017 households, and 733 families residing in the township. The population density was 86.6 people per square mile (33.4/km²). There were 1,105 housing units at an average density of 36.9/sq mi (14.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.15% White, 0.19% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.81% of the population.

There were 1,017 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 104.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,669, and the median income for a family was $51,157. Males had a median income of $34,758 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,896. About 5.1% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 8.3% 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: 40°25′00″N 76°29′49″W / 40.41667°N 76.49694°W / 40.41667; -76.49694