Walker Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

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Walker Township,
Schuylkill County,
Pennsylvania
Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Walker Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Walker Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
Settled 1803
Incorporated 1878
Area
 • Total 22.9 sq mi (59 km2)
 • Land 22.8 sq mi (59 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 936
 • Density 41.0/sq mi (15.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Walker Township is a township in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 936 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.9 square miles (59.3 km²), of which, 22.8 square miles (59.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.22%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 936 people, 361 households, and 283 families residing in the township. The population density was 41.0 people per square mile (15.8/km²). There were 383 housing units at an average density of 16.8/sq mi (6.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.47% White, 0.21% Asian, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.21% of the population.

There were 361 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,167, and the median income for a family was $51,146. Males had a median income of $32,981 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,608. About 7.6% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.2% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 40°44′00″N 76°00′59″W / 40.73333°N 76.01639°W / 40.73333; -76.01639