La Plume Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

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La Plume Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
Lackawanna Dairy La Plume TWP LackCo PA.jpg
Lackawanna Dairy building
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
Elevation 879 ft (267.9 m)
Coordinates 41°33′30″N 75°45′29″W / 41.55833°N 75.75806°W / 41.55833; -75.75806Coordinates: 41°33′30″N 75°45′29″W / 41.55833°N 75.75806°W / 41.55833; -75.75806
Area 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)
 - land 2.4 sq mi (6 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 602 (2010)
Density 251.0 / sq mi (96.9 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 570
Location of La Plume Township in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

La Plume Township is a township in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 602 at the 2010 census. It is home to Keystone College.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 602 people, 254 households, and 164 families residing in the township. The population density was 251.0 people per square mile (97.0/km²). There were 280 housing units at an average density of 116.7/sq mi (45.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.2% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% American Indian, 0.8% Asian, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 254 households, out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 30.3% 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 2.37 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out, with 25.6% under the age of 18, 59.4% from 18 to 64, and 15% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,859, and the median income for a family was $46,548. Males had a median income of $29,524 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,000. About 12.7% of families and 23% of the population were below the poverty line, including 61.9% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.