Kline Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
|Kline Township, Pennsylvania|
Post Office in Kelayres, Kline Township.
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Highlighting Kline Township
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
|• Total||12.4 sq mi (32 km2)|
|• Land||12.2 sq mi (32 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)|
|• Density||130.4/sq mi (50.3/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 12.4 square miles (32 km2), of which, 12.2 square miles (32 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.13%) is water. It is drained by the Little Schuylkill River into the Schuylkill River, the Quakake Creek via the Black Creek into the Lehigh River, and the Catawissa Creek into the Susquehanna River. Its villages include Girard Manor (also in Delano and East Union Townships,) Haddock, Kelayres, Lofty, McAdoo Heights, and New Silver Brook.
- Rush Township (south)
- Delano Township (south)
- East Union Township (northwest)
- Hazle Township, Luzerne County (north)
- Banks Township, Carbon County (east)
- McAdoo (almost surrounds to the east)
- Packer Township, Carbon County (east)
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,591 people, 691 households, and 467 families residing in the township. The population density was 130.4 people per square mile (50.4/km²). There were 738 housing units at an average density of 60.5/sq mi (23.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.25% White, 0.19% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.13% of the population.
There were 691 households out of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the township the population was spread out with 19.2% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $30,188, and the median income for a family was $40,333. Males had a median income of $28,942 versus $21,078 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,157. About 6.3% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.
The Hazleton Area School District operates public schools, including the McAdoo-Kelayres Elementary-Middle School in McAdoo, which also serves the Kelayres area of Kline Township. All township residents are zoned to the Hazleton Area High School in Hazle Township.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Locate Us." Hazleton Area School District. Retrieved on July 18, 2016.
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