Ancient Oaks, Pennsylvania

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Ancient Oaks, Pennsylvania
Ancient Oaks is located in Pennsylvania
Ancient Oaks
Ancient Oaks
Location in Pennsylvania
Ancient Oaks is located in the United States
Ancient Oaks
Ancient Oaks
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°32′09″N 75°35′24″W / 40.53583°N 75.59000°W / 40.53583; -75.59000Coordinates: 40°32′09″N 75°35′24″W / 40.53583°N 75.59000°W / 40.53583; -75.59000
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyLehigh
TownshipLower Macungie
Area
 • Total2.42 sq mi (6.28 km2)
 • Land2.42 sq mi (6.28 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
394 ft (120 m)
Population
 (2010)[2]
 • Total6,661
 • Density2,748/sq mi (1,061.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
18062
Area code(s)610
FIPS code42-02416
GNIS feature ID1168279

Ancient Oaks is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Ancient Oaks is a suburb of Allentown, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. It is named after the housing subdivision named Ancient Oaks, located off PA Route 100 just north of Macungie.

The population of Ancient Oaks was 6,661 at the 2010 census,[2] up from 3,161 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Ancient Oaks is located in southern Lehigh County at 40°32′9″N 75°35′24″W / 40.53583°N 75.59000°W / 40.53583; -75.59000 (40.535715, -75.590045),[3] northwest of the center of Lower Macungie Township. Pennsylvania Route 100 forms the southwestern edge of the community; the highway leads southeast 2 miles (3 km) to Macungie borough and northwest the same distance to U.S. Route 222 between Breinigsville and Trexlertown.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.3 km2), of which 0.4 acres (1,756 m2), or 0.03%, are water.[1] Little Lehigh Creek, a tributary of the Lehigh River and part of the Delaware River watershed, flows eastward through the village. Ancient Oaks uses the Macungie ZIP code of 18062.

The original subdivision was started in 1961 and completed in 1965. It was the first development of dense middle class housing in the Lehigh Valley. In 1972, Ancient Oaks West was started, made of single-family houses and town homes. In 1985, Ancient Oaks South started, and construction lasted through 1989.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,161 people, 1,097 households, and 944 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,440.0 people per square mile (554.8/km2). There were 1,125 housing units at an average density of 512.5/sq mi (197.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.95% White, 0.70% African American, 0.03% Native American, 2.66% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65% of the population.

There were 1,097 households, out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.8% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.9% were non-families. 11.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 27.2% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $72,750, and the median income for a family was $76,376. Males had a median income of $51,824 versus $31,058 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,360. About 0.7% of families and 1.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 1.3% of those aged 65 or over.

Historical population
Census Pop.
20003,161
20106,661110.7%

Public education[edit]

The community is served by the East Penn School District. Emmaus High School serves grades nine through 12. Eyer Middle School and Lower Macungie Middle School serve grades six through eight.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Places: Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Ancient Oaks CDP, Pennsylvania". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.