East Buffalo Township, Union County, Pennsylvania

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East Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania
Township
A view from across theWest Branch Susquehanna River
A view from across the
West Branch Susquehanna River
Map of Union County, Pennsylvania highlighting East Buffalo Township
Map of Union County, Pennsylvania highlighting East Buffalo Township
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Union County
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Union County
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Union
Settled 1770
Incorporated 1792
Government
 • Type Board of Supervisors
 • Chairman Lawson D. Fetterman
 • Vice-Chairman James H. Buck
 • Treasurer Henry M. Baylor, Jr.
Area
 • Total 15.6 sq mi (40.5 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,730
 • Density 366.4/sq mi (141.5/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website East Buffalo Township

East Buffalo Township is a township in Union County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,730 at the 2000 census. The township is home to Bucknell University, which lies mostly in East Buffalo Township and partly in the Borough of Lewisburg.

History[edit]

The Lewisburg Armory was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1]

Geography[edit]

Turtle Creek Park in East Buffalo Township

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.6 square miles (40 km2), all of it land.

East Buffalo Township is bordered by Buffalo Township to the west and north, Lewisburg to the northeast, the West Branch Susquehanna River to the east, across which lie West Chillisquaque Township and Point Township (both in Northumberland County), and Union Township to the south. The only CDP within the township is Linntown, adjacent to the southwest side of Lewisburg.

Demographics[edit]

In 2010, the population was 6,414 people. living in 2,200 households. The average household income was $62,000.[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5,730 people, 1,823 households, and 1,421 families residing in the township. The population density was 366.4 people per square mile (141.5/km²). There were 1,894 housing units at an average density of 121.1/sq mi (46.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.97% White, 1.20% African American, 0.03% Native American, 1.78% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.87% of the population.

There were 1,823 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.5% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 16.0% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $62,158, and the median income for a family was $68,672. Males had a median income of $53,654 versus $30,833 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,459. About 0.9% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 0.9% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

There are four polling places (voting) in the township. East Buffalo Township 1 is located in Outlook Pointe at Lewisburg, 2421 Old Turnpike Rd., Lewisburg. East Buffalo Township 2 is located in the Union County Public Library, 255 Reitz Blvd, Lewisburg. East Buffalo Township 3 is located in the Donald H. Eichhorn Middle School, 2057 Washington Ave, Lewisburg. East Buffalo Township 4 is located in the Weis Center, Bucknell University, 525 Weis Dr., Lewisburg.

In December 2015, the Township supervisors adopted a $4.08 million budget which required a tax increase to 4.96 mills.[4]

Villages[edit]

College Park

Lochiel

Linntown

Turtleville

West Lawn

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Evamarie Socha., Merger drawing draws 35, The Daily Item, January 14, 2015
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ Eric Scicchitano., $4 million budget contains slight tax increase, The Daily Item, December 15, 2015

Coordinates: 40°56′00″N 76°51′59″W / 40.93333°N 76.86639°W / 40.93333; -76.86639