Hunlock Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
|Hunlock Township, Pennsylvania|
Hunlock Creek, a major creek in Hunlock Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Hunlock Township
Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
|• Total||20.9 sq mi (54.1 km2)|
|• Land||20.7 sq mi (53.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)|
|• Density||120/sq mi (45/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.9 square miles (54.1 km2), of which 20.7 square miles (53.5 km2) is land and 0.23 square miles (0.6 km2), or 1.17%, is water. The Susquehanna River forms the southeast border of the township. Elevations in the township range from 520 feet (160 m) above sea level along the Susquehanna River to over 1,440 feet (440 m) along Shickshinny Mountain overlooking the river.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,568 people, 952 households, and 753 families residing in the township. The population density was 120.6 people per square mile (46.6/km2). There were 988 housing units at an average density of 46.4/sq mi (17.9/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.83% White, 0.12% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.43% Asian, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.04% of the population.
There were 952 households, out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the township the population was spread out, with 23.8% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 103.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $38,309, and the median income for a family was $41,071. Males had a median income of $28,641 versus $23,611 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,541. About 6.7% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.
- "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Hunlock township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved April 17, 2012.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.