Carbondale Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

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Carbondale Township, Pennsylvania
Carbondale TWP LackaCo PA B&W.jpg
House of Business Route US 6
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lackawanna
Elevation 1,614 ft (491.9 m)
Coordinates 41°34′N 75°29′W / 41.567°N 75.483°W / 41.567; -75.483Coordinates: 41°34′N 75°29′W / 41.567°N 75.483°W / 41.567; -75.483
Area 14.0 sq mi (36.3 km2)
 - land 13.8 sq mi (36 km2)
 - water 0.2 sq mi (1 km2), 1.43%
Population 1,115 (2010)
Density 80.8 / sq mi (31.2 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code 18407
Area code 570
Location of Carbondale Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Carbondale Township is a township in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania and is respectively named for the adjoining city of Carbondale. The township is located near Scranton. The population was 1,115 at the 2010 census. The village of Childs is located in Carbondale township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 14.0 square miles (36 km2), of which, 13.8 square miles (36 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (1.65%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 1,115 people, 461 households, and 321 families residing in the township. The population density was 80.8 people per square mile (31.2/km²). There were 495 housing units at an average density of 35.9/sq mi (14/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.6% White, 1.2% Black, 0.1% American Indian, 0.3% from other races and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 461 households, out of which 25.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the township the population was spread out, with 18.7% under the age of 18, 63.9% from 18 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.5 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,909, and the median income for a family was $63,125. Males had a median income of $44,338 versus $32,019 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,322. About 3.5% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.