Union Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

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Union Township,
Luzerne County,
Pennsylvania
Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Union Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Union Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Luzerne
Area
 • Total 20.0 sq mi (51.9 km2)
 • Land 19.7 sq mi (51.0 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,042
 • Density 100/sq mi (39/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Union Township is a township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,042 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.0 square miles (51.9 km2), of which 19.7 square miles (51.0 km2) is land and 0.39 square miles (1.0 km2), or 1.88%, is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,100 people, 769 households, and 602 families residing in the township. The population density was 105.5 people per square mile (40.7/km²). There were 857 housing units at an average density of 43.1/sq mi (16.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.29% White, 0.14% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.24% Asian, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

There were 769 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,136, and the median income for a family was $47,321. Males had a median income of $36,486 versus $21,806 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,323. About 4.4% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 41°12′00″N 76°09′59″W / 41.20000°N 76.16639°W / 41.20000; -76.16639