Union Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

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Union Township,
Schuylkill County,
Pennsylvania
Township
Wind turbines in Union Township
Wind turbines in Union Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Union Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Union Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
Settled 1800
Incorporated 1818
Area
 • Total 22.2 sq mi (57 km2)
 • Land 22.1 sq mi (57 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,308
 • Density 59.3/sq mi (22.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Union Township is in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,308 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

The St. Paul's Union Church and Cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1]

Geography[edit]

State Route 4033 looking south in Union Township

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.2 square miles (57.6 km²), of which, 22.1 square miles (57.1 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.72%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,308 people, 529 households, and 363 families residing in the township. The population density was 59.3 people per square mile (22.9/km²). There were 598 housing units at an average density of 27.1/sq mi (10.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.62% White, and 0.38% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.

There were 529 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,524, and the median income for a family was $44,286. Males had a median income of $31,964 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,773. About 4.2% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 7.1% 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. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°52′36″N 76°15′59″W / 40.87667°N 76.26639°W / 40.87667; -76.26639